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  • XLer of the Week: Michael Honey

    Michael Honey, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical engineer, was chosen by wing leadership to be “XLer of the week”, for the week of Nov. 22, 2017.
  • XLer of the week: Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith

    Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith, 47th Operations Support Squadron radar airfield and weather systems maintenance NCO in charge, was chosen by wing leadership to be “XLer of the week”, for the week of Nov. 13, 2017. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th Flying Training Wing vice wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Junior deployment 2017: Kids go downrange at Laughlin

    Children from Team XL and Del Rio fell into formation, Nov. 18, 2017 to inprocess before spending a morning in a mock deployment at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The junior deployment, held by Laughlin, was designed to support Military Family Month and help young military family members and children in the community understand both the Laughlin and Air Force mission.
  • Pilot killed in T-38 crash identified

    The members involved in the T-38 Talon crash from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Nov. 20, 2017 have been identified.
  • Flying operations temporarily suspended

    Flying operations will resume Nov. 27, 2017.
  • Airman killed in T-38 crash

    One pilot is dead, and one was transferred to Val Verde Regional Medical Center when an Air Force T-38 Talon assigned here at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, crashed at around 4 p.m. today approximately 14 miles northwest of the base near Spur 454 and U.S. 90 in Del Rio, Texas.
  • Media Release - Downed aircraft in Del Rio

    An Air Force T-38 Talon assigned here at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, crashed at approximately 4 p.m. today near Spur 454 in Del Rio, Texas.
  • Laughlin and Vance unite training forces

    Team XL pilots joined forces with a fellow Air Education Training Command base to help ease their instructor pilot shortfalls. The 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., took on a greater student load in 2017 as a possible solution to the ongoing pilot shortage the Air Force is facing, but met some unexpected manning and technical issues. In response, Laughlin sent instructor pilots to help stave off the manning challenges.
  • SUPT Class 18-02 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend a graduation ceremony for Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-02, at 10 a.m., here, in Anderson Hall, Nov. 17, 2017.
  • Preparing to fly

    Capt. Robert Ritchie, 87th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, fist bumps Rusty Thompson, 47th Maintenance Directorate aircraft attendant, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 2, 2017. A team of Laughlin’s 87th FTS, also known as the Redbulls, instructor pilots flew four T-38 Talons to Missouri for a flyover of the Kansas versus Baylor football game. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Anne McCready)
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