HomeNews

News Search

News

  • XLer of the week: Adrien Porzio

    1st Lt. Adrien Porzio, 85th Flying Traning Squadron T-6A Texan II instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of Nov. 18, 2020, 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 FTW
  • 89th Airlift Wing visits Laughlin Air Force Base

    A C-40B from the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Md., lands at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Nov. 18, 2020. Officer and enlisted Airmen from the 89th AW traveled here to recruit personnel for positions at their wing including pilots, navigators, flight engineers, flight attendants, ect. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class David
  • A new way of fueling begins at Laughlin

    Laughlin’s own Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (fuels) maintenance teams volunteered to conduct a 90-day beta test from October 2020 to January 2021 to evaluate new fueling capabilities to help the Air Force improve its fueling processes. In the test, they use smaller, more compact commercial refuelers that hold 3,000 gallons of fuel instead of the currently used bulkier 6,000 gallon military grade R-11 refuelers, known as “3K’s” and “big greens,” respectively.
  • SUPT class 21-02 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 21-02 graduated after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 13, 2020. 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 Senior Airman Anne McCready)
  • XLer of the week: Alberto Ramirez

    Alberto Ramirez 47th Maintenance Directorate Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) powered support systems work lead, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of Nov. 10, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Cary Jones, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt.
  • Veterans Day flyover

    Four T-6A Texan II perform a flyover the city to honor Veterans on Nov. 11 2020, Del Rio, Texas. The flyover was to celebrate Veterans Day and show support to service members both past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class David Phaff)
  • Laughlin children enjoy 2020 Junior Deployment

    Children on base participated in a Junior Deployment on Nov. 7, 2020, to have fun learning more about what their parents and other Airmen do while maintaining safety guidelines to prevent any spread of COVID-19. Parents drove the deployers from station to station where different tables were displayed and events were held.
  • XLer of the week: Raul Castorena

    Raul Castorena, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant chief of health and safety, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of Oct. 4, 2020, 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 FTW
  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: November

    November is a month of gratitude and togetherness in the United States, as we collectively prepare ourselves for Thanksgiving Day and the end of the year. One thing we should always be thankful for is our forbearers—the men and women who built, over thousands of years, the world that we live in today: A world filled with lights, planes, computers, and medicine!
  • The Black Eye Campaign: a day with a bruise

    Before I even arrived at the medical group, I was already restructuring my day in order to avoid contact with people. I couldn’t articulate exactly why I was preemptively avoiding interactions; even before the moulage was applied, I already decided to cut out several activities in my day.
RSS