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  • Airman’s Spotlight: Lt. Col. Gentry Mobley

    Lt. Col. Gentry Mobley, 85th Flying Training Squadron commander, pointed out the world of U.S. Air Force pilot training is going through once-in-a-lifetime changes. “When I went through pilot training, I graduated with 200 hours of flying,” said Mobley. “Students now graduate with about 120 hours. The question is how we leverage technology to
  • SUPT Class 19-10 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-10’s graduation ceremony at 9 a.m., May 31, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Col. (retired) Carl W. Rahn, 618th Air Operations Center director of operations, will be the guest speaker.
  • New flightline shuttles ready for Laughlin’s aircrew

    Beginning this year, the 47th Mission Support Group logistics readiness flight has prepared Laughlin’s aviators and flightline workers with a much-requested flightline amenity—air conditioned and spacious flightline shuttles.
  • SUPT Class 19-16 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-16’s graduation ceremony at 10:30 a.m., May 31, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Col. (retired) Michael J. Lepper, former United States North American Aerospace Defense Command director of the commander’s action line, will be the guest speaker. Awards and special recognition will be given to outstanding graduates.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Anita Williams

    The purpose of the Air Force Equal Opportunity Program is to prohibit and eradicate all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, reprisal and to foster a positive human relations climate which promotes the full realization of equality of opportunity to all. “No one should have to be forced to work in an unhealthy or hostile work environment,”
  • Xler of the week: Airman 1st Class Justin Welch

    Airman 1st Class Justin Welch, 47th Flying Training Wing Command Post emergency actions controller, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of May 20, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Laughlin observes its own for Memorial Day

    “It’s been a tough 18 months for Team XL,” said Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, as he contemplated the wing’s preparation for a memorial service for 2nd Lt. Kristofer Saenz, who was killed in a car accident May 18, 2019. “We’ve lost four vital members in about 18 months. That is never easy for a small wing like ours to handle,” he said.
  • XLer of the Week: 1st Lt. Claire Latscha

    First Lt. Claire Latscha, a 87th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the Week, for the week of May 13, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Terra Wade

    Terra Wade, 47th Flying Training Wing command support staff secretary, uses theater as a way to relax after work and maintain her friendships. She and her husband both perform in the group "The Upstagers", who perform in Del Rio, Texas.
  • Laughlin AFB mourns tragic loss

    On May 18, 2019, 2nd Lt. Kristofer M. Saenz was fatally injured in a head-on collision in Knippa, Texas. Saenz graduated pilot training April 19th in class 19-08 with a C-130 assignment to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
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