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  • Laughlin hosts annual 5K fun run

    Laughlin hit the ground running in 2008, as Team XL hosted its annual 5K fun run/race Jan 12. Refreshed from the holiday break, more than 50 people showed up to participate in the event. "We had a great turn-out," said Lauren Koether, the program director for the 47th Force Support Squadron. "There were 51 people who raced and several folks who
  • Laughlin comptroller squadron best in AETC

    It was a shock to members of the 47th Comptroller Squadron because the announcement came with no warning. The Air Education and Training Command recently announced the winners of the 2007 Comptroller Awards, and Laughlin's 47th Mission Support Group's comptroller unit stood tall amongst all others, emerging as the most outstanding unit. The 47th
  • Airman and Family Readiness Center hosts “Spa Day” for members with deployed spouses

    It's the life of a military spouse. One day your spouse is there helping to take care of everyday responsibilities, and then the next, they're deployed, fighting for their country, doing what we've all signed up for. In order to keep morale high among Laughlin's deployed spouses, the 47th Force Support Squadron's Airman and Family Readiness Center
  • Legal office helps Laughlin members during tax season

    Beginning Jan. 22, the 47 FTW Legal Office will be available to help military members file their 2007 tax returns. Free H&R Block TaxCut software is now available to military members online through Military One Source (www.militaryonesource.com). You can use the software from home, at work, or in one of the legal office's two tax kiosks. Walk-ins
  • Friend, or foe? Blue Force Tracker to clear fog of war for next Afghan PRTs

    Where am I? Where are my buddies? Where's the enemy? Do my buddies know where I am? Those are the questions battlefield warriors ask themselves each day, and Blue Force Tracker's answers can mean life and death. For the members of Provincial Reconstruction Teams 1 through 12 here training in prep for their year in Afghanistan, BFT will be extremely
  • Bioenviromental engineers compete in AIr Force level CBRN challenge

    A team of bioenvironmental engineers from Laughlin, who took top honors in Air Education and Training Command's Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Challenge last quarter, competed in the Second Annual CBRN challenge held at Brooks City-Base, Texas, this month. The team comprised of Laughlin bioenvironmental engineers, Senior Airman
  • Laughlin FSS member wins at Air Force

    Adding to an exciting year within Laughlin's Force Support Squadron, their very own Rosemary Capozziello was recently recognized with the presentation of an Air Force level award. The award recognizes the top intermediate civilian personnel manager in the Air Force for 2007. Mrs. Capozziello, who is the chief of the military and civilian personnel
  • Airman spread holiday cheer, learns life lesson

    By the time a couple Laughlin members, a group from Ruben Chavira Elementary School and I knew it we were on dirt roads with desolate homes in an unfamiliar region of Mexico. Then there it was, Casa de Hogar Manantial de Amor Orphanage. This was the home we had set out to visit to help a few less fortunate children have a Merry Christmas Dec.17.
  • Mission Possible: PRT leaders begin training for year in Afghanistan

    Drawn from the farthest-flung corners of the military universe, Provincial Reconstruction Team commanders and senior staff descended on Fort Bragg, N.C., to begin training for their upcoming year in Afghanistan's rural villages, districts and provinces. The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and lone Marine made up the command and staff of 12 PRTs the