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  • Supporting deployed members

    More than 20 people turned out to send deployed Laughlin members cards from home Oct. 4 at Airman and Family  Readiness Center's Su Casa."It's one of the Airman and Family Readiness Center's key roles to make sure family members and deployed members stay connected during deployments," said Tech. Sgt. Walter Anderson, NCO-in-charge of the Airman and
  • An inspiration to all

    "I can't believe they picked me," said Dolores Salazar, 47th Flying Training Wing Survival and Egress shop, when discussing her resolution she recently received from the State of Texas House of Representatives. Every two years a few Del Rio residents are presented with resolutions and special recognitions by State Rep. Pete P. Gallego. This year
  • Fire Prevention Week schedule released

    The Laughlin Fire Department has a busy schedule for the upcoming Fire Prevention Week.5 OCTOBER 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Sparky Visits the Youth Center 7 OCTOBER 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Fire crews visit base housing 8 OCTOBER 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. : Sparky Visits Laughlin main gate 2:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.: Fire Prevention Week kick-off parade 9
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Every morning, somewhere in the United States, a police blotter will provide details of a domestic disturbance call. This report may, or may not, include injuries - many do. Some even report a death. Domestic violence,also know as, intimate partner violence continues to be an ever escalating public health problem in our country. Each year, nearly
  • Laughlin members give blood, give life

    Laughlin Air Force Base members stepped up to the plate Wednesday and donated blood for a base-wide blood drive. "The blood drive was a great success," said Veronica Galindo, a donor recruitment specialist for South Texas Blood and Tissue Center. "We're very thankful for the help Laughlin members have given," Everyday, hospitals throughout the
  • Del Rio and Laughlin hold ceremony for National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Laughlin AFB and Del Rio joined hands once again. This time at the Dr. Alfredo Gutierrez Jr. Ampitheatre Sept. 21 to honor POW/MIAs and the families of those that fell in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 32-min ceremony began with Maj. Gen. (ret.) Gerald Prather offering a prayer and memories of a fallen friend who was never found in Vietnam. After short
  • Laughlin marches for National POW/MIA Day

    Nearly 50 Laughlin members strapped on 60-pound ruck sacks and marched seven miles along Hwy. 90 to the Dr. Alfredo Gutierrez Jr. Ampitheatre in Del Rio Sept. 21 as part of POW/MIA National Recognition Day. The group, comprising primarily of and led by 47th Security Forces Squadron members, joined forces with a group of Vietnam veterans from Alvin,
  • True fire safety requires practice

    The 2007 Fire Prevention Week theme is "Practice Your Escape Plan." This year's FPW focuses on how to plan and practice an escape plan from your home in case of a fire. Unlike many things that can get postponed for a day or two with little consequence, planning and practicing your home fire escape simply isn't one of them. According to the National
  • Base help desk closes, moves to Kelly

    The base Network Control Center help desk operations will move to the AETC Consolidated Help Desk beginning Oct. 1. Users should not notice a change in service, since they will still contact the local Client Support Administrator for help. The AETC CHD is operated around the clock throughout the year, even remaining open on holidays. If people
  • Base decals go away

    Base decals are no longer necessary for vehicles entering Laughlin Air Force Base. The DD Form 2220 decals have historically been mandated for all personally owned vehicles of members assigned to or residing on military installations. According to 47th Security Forces Squadron officials, following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, 100-percent