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  • Radar maintainers keep Laughlin’s ‘eyes’ in the sky

    With the weather so unpredictable here, radar systems work round the clock to monitor impending weather conditions that may affect Laughlin's mission. Keeping these vital systems working requires proper care and maintenance. A unit here ensures its members are alert 24 hours a day to keep Laughlin's radar systems running. Those members belong to
  • Laughlin prepares for fourth-annual Adventure Race

    A maximum of 80 teams from different bases all around the country are scheduled to gather at 7:30 a.m., April 26 at Anderson Hall to kick off the fourth-annual Laughlin Air Force Base Adventure Race. The race started in 2004 when a few pilots wanted to have some fun and it turned into a very physically demanding ordeal but developed into an
  • What's up Doc? What causes the 'common cold' in my child?

    In case you haven't noticed, it's the cold and flu season, and chances are you, your family, your co-workers or your friends have been sick. The "common cold," also known as an upper respiratory tract infection, is most often caused by a virus. These viruses are spread from person to person by hand contact, coughing and sneezing, not by cold air or
  • Laughlin journalists take honors in 2007 AETC Media Contest

    Two of Laughlin's journalists recently took their place among the best writers in Air Education and Training Command. Senior Airman Olufemi Owolabi and Airman 1st Class Sara Csurilla, 47th Flying Training Wing public affairs, both placed in the 2007 AETC Media Contest, a competition recognizing excellence in communications efforts. Airman Csurilla
  • Laughlin pilots step up, fly over California NASCAR race

    At 40 seconds past 3:02 p.m. Feb. 24, the skies over California Speedway in Fontana, Calif., were empty as the last notes of the Star Spangled Banner rang out. At precisely 3:02:45 p.m., a formation of four T-38 Talon jets from Laughlin screamed overhead, officially opening the 2008 NASCAR California Sprint Cup. While the precise timing and
  • Tops in Blue brings Del Rio native home for Fly-By

    Laughlin hosted Tops in Blue Feb. 23 bringing the Air Force's premier entertainment showcase for the entire family here. Accompanying the team as they performed this year's show "The Fly-By" was 1st Lt. Kimberly Robinson, a Del Rio native. During the 90-minute show Tops in Blue performed a musical tribute including singing, dancing, and
  • Payday loan interests rates capped for military members

    The rules have changed for "payday" loans and vehicle title loans for military members and their families. Last year, Congress set a 36 percent interest rate cap on certain consumer credit transactions to service members and their dependents. Congress also directed the Department of Defense to create rules to reduce the effects of predatory lending
  • Laughlin recognizes National Women's History Month

    Each year, March is designated as National Women's History Month to ensure that the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and communities throughout the country. The stories of women's historic achievements present an expanded view of the complexity and contradiction of living a full and purposeful
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