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  • SUPT class 21-06 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 21-06 graduated after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 26, 2021. Laughlin is home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to build combat-ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Anne McCready)
  • Deputy commander meets with Laughlin teammates, experiences Team XL

    Maj. Gen. William Spangenthal, deputy commander of Air Education and Training Command, visited the 47th Flying Training Wing this month to witness how Team XL is furthering an environment of excellence for Airmen stationed here. Cultivating an environment of excellence includes ensuring Airmen and families have a safe, secure environment for them to live and work. This was reinforced during Spangenthal’s visit as he toured Ricks Hall and enlisted dorms.
  • A new first step

    Undergraduate student pilots at Laughlin Air Force Base now have a new first step in their training to become the world's most combat ready pilots: the student success course. The course incorporates classroom learning and physical training to help prepare their minds and bodies for the year-long training they will soon embark on. It also provides students in upcoming classes a chance to come together as a team in a low-threat environment.
  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: February

    The first month of the New Year is behind us, and the world now moves forward into February.February is an exciting month for time nerds like your wing historian—as it’s the shortest month of the year, and it’s the only month that varies in its days (with 28 or 29 days, depending on whether or not it is a leap year). February is also “Black History
  • SUPT class 21-05 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 21-05 graduated after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 05, 2021. Laughlin is home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to build combat-ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class David Phaff)
  • Wing leadership immersion with 47th MDG Airmen

    Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, 47th Operations Group superintendent, studies an x-ray display screen at the x-ray laboratory on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 8, 2021. Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Lewis, visited the 47th Medical Group and spent time learning the different missions Airmen there
  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: January

    A new year has begun, and everyone across the world is hoping it will be a better year than the last one. This is often the sentiment with a new year, of course; but it is perhaps a sentiment more strongly felt this year, in particular, as we transition away from 2020.
  • XL Is: A Great Place to Learn

    Part two of the "XL Is" video series. On this episode, we introduce newcomers to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas to schooling options for dependents in the local San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated School District.
  • XLer of the week: Senior Airman Sanghoon Woo

    Senior Airman Sanghoon Woo, 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron bioenvironmental engineer, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of Dec. 09, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, 47th
  • Laughlin Air Force Base moves to HPCON Charlie

    Due to an increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases within the local area, the 47th Flying Training wing commander, Col. Craig Prather, has directed Health Protection Condition Charlie (HPCON C) on Dec. 4, 2020.
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