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Laughlin Airman makes a lifestyle of healthy eating
Growing up, Airman 1st Class Matthew Blasberg worked out but was never what you’d call ‘fit’. His senior photos showed a round-faced boy who could have passed for a 12-year-old and he felt his confidence drain. Blasberg, fresh out of high school, moved away from home to take college classes. With the influence of his older sister, he began to dabble in healthy eating to reach a higher level of fitness. Not long after, he made the life-changing decision to join the U.S. Air Force.
Laughlin salutes frontline workers in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, San Angelo
T-6A Texan IIs, T-1A Jayhawks and a T-38C Talons from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, blazed over the skies of nearby cities Eagle Pass, San Angelo, and of course, their hometown Del Rio, May 21, 2020. This flyover represents a salute from Laughlin showing gratitude to frontline workers everywhere, and motivating the community to remain resilient during the challenges of COVID-19.
Lt. Col. Christopher Best takes command of the 47th STUS
Col. Carey Jones, 47th Operations Group commander, passes a guidon to the new commander of the 47th Student Squadron, Lt. Col. Christopher Best, during a change of command ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 18, 2020. The passing of the guidon represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility from one commander to the next.
SUPT classes 20-14, 20-15 set to graduate
Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-14 and 20-15 are set to graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 2020. Laughlin is the 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 Marco A. Gomez)
SUPT classes 20-12, 20-13 graduated after 52 weeks of training
Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-12 and 20-13 graduated after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 24, 2020. Laughlin is the 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 Marco A. Gomez)
Senior Airman Below-the-Zone: Airman 1st Class Joquetta K. Rolle
Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert L. Zackery III, 47th Command Chief, present Airman 1st Class Joquetta K. Rolle, a 47th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, with her Senior Airman Below-the-Zone certificate on May 8, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Rolle was selected to promote to the rank
The Laughlin Heritage Corner - May
This May we celebrate two major anniversaries: The 50th anniversary of when the Air Force ROTC program first began accepting female cadets, and the 75th V-E Day. Here at Laughlin, we also have a big anniversary to celebrate this month: On the 25th, the 47 Comptroller Squadron (47 CPTS) celebrates 25 years at Laughlin!
XLer of the week: 1st Lt. Marc Howe
First Lt. Marc Howe, 86th Flying Training Squadron flight scheduler and instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of April 27, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert L. Zackery, 47th FTW
Laughlin Airman writes letters to Lackland
Airman 1st Class Cailey Brislin, 434th Squadron Aviation Resource Management (SARM) at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, writes to Basic Military Training Airmen at Lackland Air Force Base to offer support and words of wisdom. Brislin began Letters to Lackland in April, and has since gathered more than 50 of her fellow Airmen from around the world to
A day in the life of an instructor pilot during COVID-19
COVID-19 has impacted millions in their work routine not only in the U.S. but the world. Here at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Airmen do not go on as normal, yet they still work tirelessly to get the mission done.