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  • Laughlin and AETC: A legacy of air power

    Every year, hundreds of U.S. Air Force pilots earn their wings and embark on a journey to stake their claim in the pages of history. For 80 years, each and every pilots’ story has started from within the Air Education Training Command. Laughlin Air Force Base, one of 12 installations within the

  • Environmental protection at Laughlin

    Working crews change the drill head of an industrial auger drill before moving to a new site to continue excavating the area to reduce the trichloroethylene in the area. Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a volatile, colorless liquid organic chemical. TCE does not occur naturally and is created by chemical

  • Laughlin cares: paving the way for future housing

     Laughlin Air Force Base residents can voice their concerns with base housing beginning October 28, 2021 when the online 2021 Annual DoD Tenant Satisfaction Survey for Privatized Housing occupants beginsMembers of Team XL currently occupy 451 privatized housing units across the base. The goal for

  • Laughlin supports Holloman AFB and Operation Allies Welcome

    Members of Laughlin’s 86th Flying Training Squadron delivered quality-of-life essentials to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico on Oct. 18, 2021 in support of Operation Allies Welcome. The crew loaded over 600 pounds of supplies, donated from squadrons across Laughlin, into their T-1 and headed

  • SUPT Class 22-01 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 22-01 graduated after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct, 22, 2021. Laughlin is home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to build combat-ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman Kailee

  • Laughlin rocks

    Laughlin held a rock concert on base Oct. 8, 2021 as a way to celebrate the hard work every single one of its members puts into making sure Team XL produces the most qualified pilots in the world. Alternative rock bands Sick Puppies, 3OH3!, and Brett Scallions of Fuel performed at the night’s

  • Deployment readiness and mobilization

    Even on training bases, such as the Air Force pilot training hub of Laughlin in Texas, deployments are a part of military life and the pre-deployment spin-up lasts months with plenty of training and preparations. It requires a lot of planning and communication to get the logistics of it taken care

  • 19th and AAFES visit to Laughlin

    The Command Chief of 19th Air Force visited Laughlin Air Force Base Oct. 4-7 on a trip designed to highlight quality of life initiatives at one of the most geographically isolated bases in 19th Air Force.In addition to recognizing top performers and touring work centers, Chief Master Sgt. Kristina

  • Watching out for his Hometown: A Firefighter's Story

    Every town needs someone to watch out for it but not every town is lucky enough to have their own superhero. Laughlin Air Force Base, a small military base in a sleepy border town in southwest Texas, has the next best thing: Raul Castorena.