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What drives you?
I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked the question “what drives you to succeed?” When I was young, it was the need to be the best, the need to be no. 1, the need to be praised by friends and family.
Lt. Gen Webb and CMSgt Gudgel visit Team XL
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, the Command Chief Master Sergeant of AETC, visit with members of the 47th Flying Training Wing’s senior leadership during an immersion tour Aug. 14, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Webb assumed command of AETC on July 26 and visits Laughlin as part of his immersion tour. During their visit, Webb and Gudgel visited permanent party quarters as well as student quarters to get a better understanding of the housing problem Laughlin is facing.
SUPT classes 19-21, 19-22 set to graduate
All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 19-21 and 19-22’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Aug. 16, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Bruno Lozano, Del Rio city mayor and former U.S. Air Force security forces defender, will be the guest speaker. Awards and special recognition will be given to outstanding graduates.
AETC leadership makes their first stop at Laughlin
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, AETC command chief master sergeant, participate in a Q&A with Airmen assigned to the 47th Flying Training Wing during an immersion tour Aug. 14, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. During the briefing, Webb and Gudgel
Commander’s Expectations: Job #1 is to lead
Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, will share his 12 expectations over the course of the next few months in a series of graphics. This week’s charge is to understand the importance of our job to lead by example and how we can inspire our peers to tackle the mission head-on. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Marco A.
Col. Lee Gentile on resilience and connection at Laughlin Air Force Base
Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, addresses Laughlin personnel about feeling connected, respected and protected by their peers Aug. 2, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
XLer of the week: Staff Sgt. Samantha Scheinost
Staff Sgt. Samantha Scheinost, 47th Operations Support Squadron Host Aviation Resource Management NCO in charge, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of July 29, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, 47th Operations Group superintendent, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
Airman’s Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Christopher Johnson
Staff Sgt. Christopher Johnson, honor guard NCO in charge, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, enjoys how his special duty continues to broaden his perspective of the U.S. Air Force and his range of experience. He notes once he or his team don their blues, they stop representing themselves alone and begin symbolizing the Air Force as a whole. “Honor
SUPT student soars to commander’s trophy
Officers from across the country join, for approximately 52 weeks, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in hopes to one day, wear the rated wings of a United States Air Force pilot. While successfully graduating from the program is the ultimate goal for these students, a select few have the ability to get awarded for their hard work with one of the highest accolades Air Education and Training Command has to offer - Order of Daedalians AETC Commander’s Trophy.
The Art of the Debrief
The U.S. Air Force is the premier combat air force in the world and the true source of our success lies in our desire to be the best at what we do. Debriefing is the key aspect to that success.