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  • Laughlin’s 24 hour POW/MIA vigil keeps memory alive

    Team XL hosted a 24-hour vigil on Sept. 17, 2020, to honor past and current prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA). Many Americans across the United States pause to remember the sacrifices and service of those who were POWs, MIA, and their families. Members of team XL came out to help raise awareness and show their appreciation and support for those who are affected. The 24-hour event brings everyone from all around base together to acknowledge those who did not get to come home, and helps keep them alive in memory.
  • SUPT Classes 20-24, 20-25 set to graduate

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas—All Laughlin members are invited to watch Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 20-24 and 20-25’s graduation ceremony livestream on Laughlin’s Facebook page at 10 AM, on Sept. 25, 2020.
  • Laughlin celebrates Air Force Birthday with ruck competition

    Members of team XL eagerly watch a flyover at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, celebrating the Air Force's 73rd Birthday on Sept. 18, 2020. This flyover was to honor and celebrate the 73 years of service it has devoted to protecting this nation. (U.S Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)
  • XLer of the week: Tech. Sgt. Preston Harris

    Tech. Sgt. Preston Harris, 47th Chapel NCO in charge of religious affairs, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of Sept. 16, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding
  • Laughlin 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

    The 47th Flying Training Wing Honor Guard presents the U.S. and Air Force flags for the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Sept. 11, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Their performance helped those present and those watching the livestream recognize all who gave their lives that day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class David Phaff)
  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: September

    September brings with it a change of seasons—summer’s heat reluctantly withdraws at the behest of burgeoning fall. With the shift in weather, we can also observe a number of important historical anniversaries this month.
  • XLer of the week: Airman 1st Class Daenon Davy

    Airman 1st Class Daenon Davy, 47th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of Sept. 9, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert L. Zackery III, 47th FTW
  • New housing resident advocate listens to Laughlin residents

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Team XL welcomes a new member to it’s ranks--a housing privatization resident advocate--to ensure families living on base have the lines of communication they need to be heard and cared for.
  • Laughlin Leadership present Contracting Warrant to 47th CONF Airman

    Second Lt. Candice Arcuri, 47th Contracting Flight contracting officer, poses for a photo with her team at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 31, 2020. Because of Arcuri’s eight years of contracting experience, multiple deployments and professionalism, 47th Contracting Flight leadership reinstated her as a contracting officer. (U.S. Air Force
  • Enlisted graduate of Pilot Training Next instructs at Laughlin

    Most simulator instructors at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training bases are civilians with extensive experience in the field of aviation. Senior Airman Brenten Boler graduated Pilot Training Next on August 31, 2019--the only one in his class who was not assigned an airframe. He was assigned to be a T-6A Texan II simulator instructor at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
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