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  • When it Rains it Pours, So Have an Umbrella

    Over the last few months, there has been a global paradigm shift in the world we know. Initially, information trickled like a leaky 10-year old faucet, and it was manageable. As the situation evolved and became dire, the once bothersome leak transformed into full-blown water cannon, blasting all of humanity.
  • Spouses make masks for military at Laughlin

    A club called XL Sew Strong, made primarily of Laughlin spouses, formed to use their tailoring talents to create face masks for Airmen. Face Masks are in limited supply due to the outbreak of COVID-19so numerous Laughlin and community members have taken up the task of sewing and creating their own reusable, protective face coverings.
  • The Laughlin Heritage Corner - April

    April is notable for many reasons. In April 1989, for example, Congress designated Laughlin AFB a remote facility for Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR)—making it the only facility so designated in Air Training Command (now AETC). April also saw the opening, twenty years ago, of the First Term Airman Center in 2000, the arrival of the much-improved B-26B-10 in 1943 (which was much easier to handle than the unimproved B-26), and the renaming of the base paper in 1962 to “NOTAM.” Even back then, though, the base paper was still distributed on Fridays!
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Laughlin protects its Airmen

    This April, Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, the Department of Defense observes the importance of protecting their own through the theme, “Protecting our people protects the mission.” The men and women Laughlin embody this concept by creating an environment where all members are treated with dignity and respect.
  • I’m doing my part -- stay home

    It’s clear that mankind is currently facing a pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 has infected more than 1 million people globally. Nearly every single country on earth is affected. Well, what can you do? What can the person next to you do? If you aren’t a doctor treating afflicted people, or a scientist searching for a vaccine, what can you actually do?
  • Laughlin’s commissary is essential to the mission

    Not many customers interact with their store cashier and think their job is as crucial as a paramedic’s, firefighter’s or police officer’s. As it turns out, they are. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Defense announced on March 25 that all Defense Commissary Agency operations, including the commissary at Laughlin Air Force Base, are mission-critical.
  • 47 FTW introduces the Red River Valley Fighter Pilot Association award

    The Red River Valley Fighter Pilot Association Award was presented for the first time at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, to 2nd Lt. Joshua Radjenovich a student pilot in Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-08, Feb. 28, 2020. After a highly competitive 52-week class in SUPT, the instructor pilots voted which of the graduates they would most want as a wingman, flying into battle.
  • Laughlin declares state of emergency, initiates HPCON Charlie

    As the situation regarding COVID-19 evolves and the possibility for exposure to the virus heightens, Laughlin leadership declares a Public Health Emergency in conjunction with a Health Protection Condition to Charlie, today, March 25. 
  • SUPT classes 20-10, 20-11 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-10 and 20-11 are set to graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, March 27, 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 Anne McCready)
  • Laughlin recognizes Women’s History Month

    Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, signed a Women’s History Month proclamation, here on March 4, 2020. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.