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Airman's Spotlight: Alexander Valdez
Alexander Valdez, 47th Flying Training Wing occupational safety specialist, was a soldier before he became a civil service employee, and he is proud of his roots. Thumbing through his collection of print pictures from a 2003 deployment, it’s easy to see his passion for serving; that’s why he chose to continue his service on the civilian side of the house. Now, Valdez has been serving Laughlin Air Force Base; Del Rio, Texas; and the United States of America for more than 15 years.
Laughlin Water Report Released
Every year Laughlin AFB is mandated by the State of Texas and the Environmental Protection Agency to publish the annual water sampling results for Laughlin AFB’s and Laughlin AFB Recreation Area’s drinking water. These reports are designed to inform the consumer what is in their drinking water at Laughlin AFB and Laughlin AFB Recreation Area. The two reports can be found on Laughlin AFB’s public website at http://www.laughlin.af.mil/. In summary, the drinking water at Laughlin AFB and Laughlin AFB Recreation Area meet all drinking water requirements set forth by the EPA's Safe Drinking Water Act.
XLer of the week: 1st Lt. Brian Kruchkow
First Lieutenant Brian Kruchkow, 434th Flying Training Squadron T-6A Texan II instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of June 17, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Todd Dyer, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
SUPT Classes 19-17 and 19-18 set to graduate
All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 19-17 and 19-18’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., June 28, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander and former 47th Operations Group commander, will be the guest speaker. Awards and special recognition will be given to outstanding graduates.
CAP Cadets converge on Laughlin
Twenty-eight high school Civil Air Patrol students from across America converged on Laughlin June 8 through 15 to get a first-hand course in pilot training. CAP is the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership including people from all backgrounds, lifestyles and occupations.
Airman's Spotlight: 2nd Lt. Qawi Carmack
Second Lt. Qawi Carmack, 47th Communications Squadron deputy flight commander of cyber plans and programs, believes it’s important to have a support group of peers who help each other learn and grow. As the president of the Company Grade Officers Council, Carmack said the organization offers professional development opportunities and fellowship for
The 47th of the 47th celebrated through Country on the Border
Easton Corbin, a country singer, and his band performs at the Country on the Border concert at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on June 22, 2019. Easton Corbin had two No. 1 singles, seven Top 10 singles and multiple awards and nominations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)
Airman's Spotlight: Senior Airman Beau Cantrell
Senior Airman Beau Cantrell, a 47th Communications Squadron cyber transport systems technician, appreciates the new perspectives that the military provides him, bringing together people from all over the United States and the world. Though not every idea is a great one, every bad idea can be a launch pad for a good discussion into a great idea. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman John A. Crawford)
XLer of the week: Juan Soriano
Juan Soriano, 47th Maintenance Directorate Plans and Scheduling work lead, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of June 10, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
Grow Your Own training brings couple to Laughlin’s flightline
Two Laughlin maintainers, a husband and wife team, are both a product of a different facet of the Grow Your Own Program. Grow Your Own is a program which has brought more than 300 maintainers into the 47th Maintenance Directorate throughout its 30 year history.