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  • Laughlin Helps Region Get Water

    An unprecedented storm dubbed Winter Storm Yuri, blew through southwest this past week, leaving Del Rio, Texas, a small border town on the ropes with many of its residents without electricity and little, if any, running water.
  • Deputy commander meets with Laughlin teammates, experiences Team XL

    Maj. Gen. William Spangenthal, deputy commander of Air Education and Training Command, visited the 47th Flying Training Wing this month to witness how Team XL is furthering an environment of excellence for Airmen stationed here. Cultivating an environment of excellence includes ensuring Airmen and families have a safe, secure environment for them to live and work. This was reinforced during Spangenthal’s visit as he toured Ricks Hall and enlisted dorms.
  • A new first step

    Undergraduate student pilots at Laughlin Air Force Base now have a new first step in their training to become the world's most combat ready pilots: the student success course. The course incorporates classroom learning and physical training to help prepare their minds and bodies for the year-long training they will soon embark on. It also provides students in upcoming classes a chance to come together as a team in a low-threat environment.
  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: February

    The first month of the New Year is behind us, and the world now moves forward into February.February is an exciting month for time nerds like your wing historian—as it’s the shortest month of the year, and it’s the only month that varies in its days (with 28 or 29 days, depending on whether or not it is a leap year). February is also “Black History
  • SUPT class 21-05 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 21-05 graduated after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 05, 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 1st Class David Phaff)
  • XLer of the week: Senior Airman Adrien Cristian Villegas

    Senior Airman Cristian Villegas 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron operational medicine technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of Feb. 03, 2021, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian
  • Texas Congressman visits Laughlin

    Col. Craig D. Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, Tony Gonzales, representative for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert L. Zackery III, 47th Flying Training Wing command chief master sergeant, overlook Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Jan. 14, 2021. Gonzales took the opportunity to meet with wing leadership
  • 19th AF CCC immersion with Laughlin Airmen

    Chief Master Sgt. Kristina L. Rogers, 19th Air Force command chief master sergeant, looks out of an old dorm room located in Ricks Hall, on Jan. 21, 2021, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Rogers spent a day with Laughlin Airmen while taking note of some challenges Team XL is facing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)
  • Community wins $4M grant for Laughlin

    Val Verde County government was awarded two grants on Laughlin Air Force Base’s behalf Monday morning. The grant will fund $2,465,447 for new airfield lighting, making the airfield safer. The T-1 fleet will get a dozen new sunshades, creating a better work environment for maintainers, and protecting the vital fleet from the elements, as the state is anteing up 70 percent of $1,576,433. This is part of a $16.3 million front of funding through the Texas Military Preparedness Commission’s Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Program.
  • Xler of the week: Mr. Marcus Penn

    Mr. Marcus Penn,47th Operation Support Group director of inspections, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of Jan. 13, 2021, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert L. Zackery III, 47th Flying Training Wing
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