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  • XLer of the week: Capt. Alexander Belvo

    Capt. Alexander Belvo, 47th Healthcare Operations Squadron medical logistics flight commander, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of Mar. 8, 2021, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing

  • Laughlin moves to HPCON Bravo

    Due to a steady decrease in positive COVID-19 cases in Val Verde County, the 47th Flying Training Wing commander, Col. Craig Prather, has directed the change to Health Protection Condition Bravo on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, effective immediately. The movement to HPCON Bravo does not alter the policies

  • How Many Black Pilots Do You Know?

    “I’m the only black Lieutenant Colonel pilot on this base,” says Julián “Diesel” Benton, 47th Operations Group deputy commander. “It’s important for student pilots to see me. Just last week, I was speaking a foreign language with a student, and at the end of that conversation, the student says ‘I

  • 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

  • XLer of the week: Ashley Shableski

    Ashley Shableski 47th Maintenance Directorate T-6 division secretary, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of Feb. 24, 2021, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master

  • Airman Takes on Former AFSC to Unload Emergency Supplies

    How does a Religious Affairs Airman end up unloading emergency supplies off a C-130? Not by mistake.On Feb. 21, 2021, a C-130 Hercules from the 136th Airlift Wing in Fort Worth, Texas landed on Laughlin's flight line. The aircraft delivered emergency bottled water to Del Rio, Texas in response to a

  • Laughlin Helps Region Get Water

    An unprecedented storm dubbed Winter Storm Yuri, blew through southwest this past week, leaving Del Rio, Texas, a small border town on the ropes with many of its residents without electricity and little, if any, running water.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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