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  • Always believe in yourself, the rest will follow

    Ever since she was young, Airman 1st class Sahira Contreras, 47th Healthcare Operations Squadron referral management technician, saw her Dad in uniform and knew that’s the life she wanted when she was older. Her Dad always supported her goals to follow in his footsteps, so when she finished high school at age 17, her parents co-singed for her to join the U.S. Air Force.
  • Laughlin observes National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Defenders do more than scan Identification Cards at the front gate. Many have deployed overseas and have been in combat situations. For this very reason, Defenders work and train extensive hours to stay sharp at all times. Every year on Jan. 9, the nation takes a day to celebrate and honor the service of all law enforcement agencies around the country and abroad as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. This includes military law enforcement’s public service to ensure members of Laughlin work and live in a safe, threat-free environment.
  • Renovations at Laughlin’s Youth Center underway

    A few weeks back when Santa Claus came to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, he visited base leadership and dropped off all his presents for the year, and then took right off back to the North Pole. One base facility whose list did not go unnoticed, however, was the Youth Center. Starting this year, the center is sporting a new look. Along with fresh coats of paint, new flooring and all new workstations, the new look’s purpose is to invoke a sense of home life and relaxation.
  • Winter safety tips

    The holidays are a time for families to gather and prepare for the upcoming year. The holidays are also a time of fickle weather and unsafe travelling conditions. According to the 47th Flying Training Wing safety office the best way to avoid the wraths of Mother Nature is to prepare in advance.
  • Laughlin’s unexpected visit from Santa spreads holiday cheer, enhances pilot training

    Santa Claus, supreme allied commander of the North Pole, arrived at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 17, 2019. As part of an ongoing cooperation between Laughlin and the North Pole, the meeting seeks to enhance the base’s Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training program by providing student pilots an opportunity of a lifetime—delivering presents all across the United States.
  • Commissaries offer deep savings for the holidays

    The colorful lights, the music, the decorations, the smells, the holiday movies on repeat – all converge to create a Christmas warmth within us that’s hard to describe. But the food, the Christmas dinner, is what pulls family and friends together for a festive meal.
  • XLer of the week: Eric Cariaga

    Eric Caraga, 47th Communication Squadron assistant information systems security manager, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, Dec. 9, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zachary III, 47th FTW command chief master sergeant, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Senior Airman John A. Crawford)
  • University offers classes at Laughlin AFB education center

    The base education center is scheduled to host on-site college classes starting Jan. 13, 2020 at building 221 on Mitchell Blvd. The term lasts until March 8, it and provides a chance for Airmen who may have a busy schedule to get the in-class experience and assistance they need.
  • SUPT Classes 20-04, 20-05 set to graduate

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 20-04 and 20-05’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Dec. 13, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here.
  • XLer of the week: Airman 1st Class Alfredo Gomez

    Airman 1st Class Alfredo Gomez, Operational Medical Readiness Squadron bioenvironmental engineering apprentice, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, Dec. 2, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zachary III,
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