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  • Defenders take on allied nation's test

    Master Sgt. Christopher Long, 47th Security Forces Squadron logistics and resources superintendent, holds a German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 10, 2019. “This was a great opportunity for our defenders to broaden their horizon and participate in activities outside their scope and challenge
  • Lifelong supporters of Team XL

    Bill Cauthorn, lifelong honorary commander, receives a custom Laughlin belt buckle from Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, in Del Rio, Texas, Oct. 15, 2019. Cauthorn is the CEO of The Bank and Trust, and has been a lifelong supporter of Laughlin Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)
  • XLer of the Week: 1st Lt. Veronica Arnold

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – First Lt. Veronica Arnold, 47th Operations Support Squadron weather flight commander, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week” of Oct. 7, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Laughlin inducts new NCOs and SNCOs

    Last Friday, more than 20 new staff sergeants and six new master sergeants were welcomed into the non-commissioned officer and senior non-commissioned officer ranks respectively on Oct. 4, 2019.
  • Laughlin grooms civilian leaders with ALS opportunity

    Airman Leadership School is a five-week course that teaches junior enlisted Airmen leadership, management, and duties of the Air Force’s non-commissioned officer tier. Earlier this year, the opportunity arose for civilians to take the course, the 47th Maintenance Directorate at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, wasted no time sending five civil service maintainers. Five maintainers were part of ALS class 19-F, and learned how to be a better leader and civil servant, but also how they fit into the total force concept.
  • XLer of the Week: Daniel Soto

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Daniel Soto, a 47th Maintenance Directorate aircraft maintenance supervisor, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week” of Sept. 30, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Laughlin leadership partners with USBP

    Laughlin leadership met with U.S. Border Patrol Del Rio Sector officials for an immersion tour, Oct. 4, 2019, in Del Rio, Texas. The immersion covered the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector's mission, capabilities and most importantly the ties Laughlin and Border Patrol share.
  • National Insider Threat Awareness Month (Are You Prepared)

    September was National Insider Threat Awareness month. “Developing insider threat awareness, is about enabling employees to recognize the indicators to deter, detect, and mitigate actions by insiders who may represent a threat to national security,” said Garry Reid, the DoD Director for Defense Intelligence. The indicators of an insider threat can be divided into risk factors and warning behaviors. The first group can be further sub-divided into either static (dispositional) or dynamic factors.
  • XLer of the Week: Ines Torres-Wong

    Ines Torres-Wong, a 47th Force Support Squadron assignments technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week” of Sept. 25, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Walk with the Chief

    47th Flying Training Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III talks to a crowd of Airmen before beginning the 5-kilometer “Walk with the Chief” ruck at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 30, 2019. Approximately 30 members of Team XL came out in the early hours on Monday morning to increase their deployment readiness and have an
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