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  • Airman’s Spotlight: 2nd Lt. Jessica Raab

    Second Lieutenant Jessica Raab, 47th Force Support Squadron, community services deputy flight commander, completed her career-long goal of becoming an officer. Raab’s father was a U.S. Air Force pilot during the Vietnam War, which influenced her throughout her childhood to follow in his footsteps to commission. Raab enlisted after high school for college opportunities with the goal of commissioning.
  • XLer of the Week: 1st Lt. Clay Reierson

    First Lieutenant Clay Reierson, 86th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot and flight scheduler, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of July, 23, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • OCP patches: a good time to redesign?

    With the new Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, uniforms rolling into service Air Force-wide in October 2018, come the uniform patches to go with them. Before designing and ordering patches for units, many are stressing the importance of understanding the rules and regulations that come with the patches. Patches play an important part in military heritage, and moving forward with them is no exception, however in effort to save precious unit time and funding, a few things must be addressed before the ball starts rolling.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Otis Williams III

    As part of Air Education and Training Command’s “Airmen” theme for July, Staff Sgt. Otis Williams III, 47th Flying Training Wing NCO in charge of religious affairs, shares his insight into what it’s like to be part of the Airman family. When asked about what being an Airman meant to him, Williams was quick to be appreciative of the path the Air Force has put him on.
  • Southwinds Marina, wing safety share Lake Amistad safety tips

    For many stationed here at Laughlin, Lake Amistad is known as Del, Rio’s hidden gem, and is an easy choice for all sorts of outdoor activities like boating, kayaking and swimming. However, for as much fun and relaxation many of those activities can be, being safe and knowing the surroundings while on the lake will help ensure a day of relaxation doesn’t end prematurely, or with a visit to the clinic.
  • XLer of the week: Alex Lemarr

    Alex Lemarr, 47th Maintenance Directorate T-6 aircraft scheduler, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of July 16, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Ted Glasco, 47th Mission Support Group commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-12 Graduation

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-12’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. July 27, in Anderson Hall, here.
  • Maintenance Creates Path to Career Advancement

    Members of Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, gathered in celebration of three aircraft maintenance personnel who recently graduated from the Air Force’s Pathways Program, Friday, July 13, 2018.
  • Commander's Corner: Together...We Are Laughlin

    Hopefully by now you’ve heard me say it. ”We are Laughlin!” Sure, every now and then I get the “Da---Da-Da---Da---Da-Da-Da” (think Farmers Insurance commercial), and I’m OK with that. But more often than that I get a more serious question, “What does it mean?” Or better yet, “So what?” Both are fair questions, and hopefully after hearing what “We are Laughlin” means to me, both will be answered.
  • Giant impact: Base giant voice gets new drivers

    The 47th Communications Squadron and a contractor conducted maintenance on the installation’s giant voice system, formally known as the mass notification system, here on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, June 29, 2018.
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