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XLer of the week: Tech. Sgt. Nathaniel Andrews
Technical Sgt. Nathaniel Andrews, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of July 15, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Harper, 47th Mission Support Group superintendent, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
47 MDG Undergoes Medical Squadron Reform
The 47th Medical Group reorganized its squadrons, the 47th Medical Operations Squadron and the 47th Medical Support Squadron, as part of the Air Force Medical Service Medical Squadron reform, on July 15, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The 47th MDG will remain as such, but the 47th MDSS will become the 47th Healthcare Operations Squadron, and the 47th MDOS will transition to the 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron.
Team XL takes on active shooter exercise
Laughlin personnel participated in an active shooter training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. A simulated suspect barricaded himself in a small room and tested the defenders’ ability to respond to a hostage situation. Exercises like this one are aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities.
Vacation Bible School equips military children with spiritual fitness
The wing chapel team held a Vacation Bible School for families of Laughlin Air Force Base Texas, through the week of July 8, 2019. Vacation Bible School was a week for children of Team XL children to build team skills, resiliency, have fun and learn more about their faith.
ALS Class 19-E Graduates
Airman Leadership School Class 19-E graduated after four weeks of training, July 11, 2019, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. Airman Leadership School is a course designed to give students a better understanding of their role as a supervisor, and is a prerequisite of joining the non-commissioned officer ranks.
XLer of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Michele Lazurka
Tech. Sgt. Michele Lazurka, 47th Medical Operations Squadron flight medicine office manager, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of July 8, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Todd Dyer, 47th Flying Training Wing vice 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: Abby Salas
During PCS season and on graduation weekend, the Laughlin Manor’s pace of business picks up considerably. Abby Salas, 47th Force Support Squadron custodial supervisor, does not mind the extra work it adds to her plate. “We enjoy preparing the rooms for the students awaiting training and new permanent party members coming to Laughlin,” Salas said.
An assistant SECAF and 19th Air Force commander listen to Laughlin
John Henderson, assistant Secretary of the Air Force for installations environment and energy, and Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander, discuss possible problem solutions with senior leadership at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 15, 2019. While walking through Anderson Hall the group discussed pilot production increase, innovation
Commanders Deskside update for July 2019
Watch Col. Lee Gentile and Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III answer questions on Basic House Allowance, Losano Fitness Center, Shopette gas station pumps and more on this edition of the Commanders Deskside!
Independence Day Flyover
Members from Laughlin Air Force Base and Del Rio, Texas, watch a formation of T-6 Texan II aircraft fly over the Dr. Arturo Gutierrez Amphitheater by the San Felipe Creek in Del Rio, July 4, 2019. The city of Del Rio and Laughlin Air Force Base joined forces to celebrate the Fourth of July with music by artists from Del Rio, including Radney