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  • XLer of the Week: Danny Hernandez

    Danny Hernandez, a 47th Maintenance Directorate aircraft mechanic, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, for the week of July 22, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • The Art of the Debrief

    The U.S. Air Force is the premier combat air force in the world and the true source of our success lies in our desire to be the best at what we do. Debriefing is the key aspect to that success.
  • SUPT classes 19-19, 19-20 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 19-19 and 19-20’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., July 26, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Brig. Gen. (retired) James Mackey, Air Combat Command assistant to director of operations, will be the guest speaker.
  • XLer of the week: Tech. Sgt. Nathaniel Andrews

    Technical Sgt. Nathaniel Andrews, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of July 15, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Harper, 47th Mission Support Group superintendent, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • 47 MDG Undergoes Medical Squadron Reform

    The 47th Medical Group reorganized its squadrons, the 47th Medical Operations Squadron and the 47th Medical Support Squadron, as part of the Air Force Medical Service Medical Squadron reform, on July 15, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The 47th MDG will remain as such, but the 47th MDSS will become the 47th Healthcare Operations Squadron, and the 47th MDOS will transition to the 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron.
  • Team XL takes on active shooter exercise

    Laughlin personnel participated in an active shooter training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. A simulated suspect barricaded himself in a small room and tested the defenders’ ability to respond to a hostage situation. Exercises like this one are aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities.
  • Laughlin hosts first honorary commander’s induction ceremony

    Fifteen distinguished civic leaders joined some of Laughlin’s leadership and fellow community members for an inaugural honorary commander’s induction ceremony, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Del Rio, Texas. The Honorary Commander’s Program provides community partners, who have allied themselves with Laughlin, a behind-the-scenes look at how the wing builds combat-ready Airmen, leaders, and pilots.
  • Vacation Bible School equips military children with spiritual fitness

    The wing chapel team held a Vacation Bible School for families of Laughlin Air Force Base Texas, through the week of July 8, 2019. Vacation Bible School was a week for children of Team XL children to build team skills, resiliency, have fun and learn more about their faith.
  • ALS Class 19-E Graduates

    Airman Leadership School Class 19-E graduated after four weeks of training, July 11, 2019, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. Airman Leadership School is a course designed to give students a better understanding of their role as a supervisor, and is a prerequisite of joining the non-commissioned officer ranks.
  • XLer of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Michele Lazurka

    Tech. Sgt. Michele Lazurka, 47th Medical Operations Squadron flight medicine office manager, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of July 8, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Todd Dyer, 47th Flying Training Wing vice 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.
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