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  • How to have a safe "Fiesta of Flight"

    Laughlin’s “Fiesta of Flight Air and Space Expo” is right around the corner, slated for March 14, 2020. Performers like the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Red Bull Air Force, Wings of Blue Jump Team, and many more, are scheduled to make their way down to Del Rio for a day to remember. With a day packed full of excitement, there are a few safety measures Laughlin asks those in attendance to keep in mind to help keep everyone safe.
  • Laughlin observes African-American History Month

    During the month of February, members at Laughlin Air Force Base observed African-American History Month with a variety of events.
  • XLer of the week: Staff Sgt. Robert Madison

    Staff Sgt. Robert Madison, 47th Flying Training Wing NCO in charge of wing administration, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the week” of Feb. 17, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • XLer of the Week: Jessica DeWire

    Jessica DeWire, 47th Healthcare Operations Squadron ambulatory care nurse, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week” of Feb. 24, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Todd Dyer, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, 47th FTW command chief master
  • SUPT classes 20-08, 20-09 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-08 and 20-0’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Feb. 28, 2020, in Anderson Hall, here.
  • 86th FTS changes command

    On Feb. 25, 2020, Lt. Col. Justin Wetterhall took command of the 86th Flying Training Squadron, or the Lobos, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Texas Senator visits Laughlin

    The 47th Flying Training Wing hosted Senator Ted Cruz during a visit to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 20, 2020.
  • Hunt Brother’s Pizza comes to Laughlin

    After years of waiting, now there’s a new way for members of Team XL to get their cheat days and pizza fills in.
  • XLer of the Week: SrA Sandra Troncoso

    Senior Airman Sandra Troncoso, 47th Operations Support Squadron host aviation resource management (HARM) technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, Feb. 10, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, 47th Operations Group superintendent, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • The Laughlin Heritage Corner with the 47 FTW Historian

    Here at Laughlin, we started training pilots for the first time in February 1943. We had spent all summer and fall in 1942 constructing and preparing the base for occupation, and it was finally time to fly. These first classes were small and had irregular start dates, but this was the very beginning of our training mission. In these early days, we taught pilots and co-pilots how to fly bombers—WW2-era B-26 Marauders, to be precise—and these first classes lasted about four-and-a-half weeks. Over the course of World War 2, nearly 3,000 bomber pilots would graduate from Laughlin.
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