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  • Airman's Spotlight: Capt. Chantal Mortezaee

    The “Airman’s Spotlight,” is a section dedicated to showcasing Laughlin’s Airmen with a prompt they answer candidly. The Airman’s Spotlight is open to all Airmen of any rank, and is selected at random. This week’s selection is Capt. Chantal Mortezaee, 86th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot. Mortezaee discusses being a U.S. Air Force instructor pilot. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja)
  • Xler of the week: Capt. Dane Richards

    Capt. Dane Richards, 434th Flying Training Squadron category check instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the XLer of the week, for the week of Jan. 31, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The XLer award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • BAADD helps stop bad decisions

    Base Airmen Against Drunk Driving (BAADD) is an option for those whose plans have fallen through after a night at the bar when they have no one else to call at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. This program is intended to prevent making risky decisions while under the influence, however, it is also intended as a last resort.
  • PII incidents on the rise

    Most experts would say giving free music sharing services credit card information might never be a good idea. What about giving up personal information for unit rosters? The line may become less clear when the request comes from a work-related source.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Col. Thatcher Cardon

    This week’s selection for the Airman’s Spotlight is Col. Thatcher Cardon, 47th Medical Group commander. Cardon discussed what he believes Air Education Training Command brings to the fight. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja)
  • Laughlin youth chosen to compete for high honor

    For many children, juggling school and home life, extracurricular activities, college preparation, and keeping true to one of the nation’s oldest youth-based organizations can be a huge undertaking. However, for Benjamin Rawald, the task has not only been met, it helped him gain a nomination for this year’s Military Child of the Year award, which is sponsored by a nationally recognized, military orientated charity.
  • Health promotion gets Airmen on right track

    As the captain keeps up with the constant movement of a treadmill’s run belt, two pairs of eyes watch his steady stride. An expert in analyzing runners’ movement and a camera with software designed to measure the slightest change in movement. The 47th Medical Operations Squadron health promotion program offers military members a way to enhance the 47th Flying Training Wing force readiness and supporting the Laughlin’s “Fit to Fight” culture.
  • 19th Air Force Commander directs T-6 operational pause

    The 19th Air Force commander has issued an operational pause for all T-6 Texan II operations to ensure aircrew safety after a cluster of unexplained physiological events occurred at Columbus AFB, Mississippi, Vance AFB, Oklahoma, and Sheppard AFB, Texas within the last week.
  • No time for crew rest

    When a young pilot at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas complained about receiving a wind advisory while on pilot rest, the response received, “we don’t have time for crew rest” was probably more than expected.
  • Losano Fitness Center looks to beef up its inventory

    Spring cleaning has come early at the Losano Fitness Center at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, as new workout equipment is slated to replace the current equipment.