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  • Commander's Corner: Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis

    Have you ever asked yourself the most common question a person receives: why do you do what you do? I have asked this question many times before, and the standard cliché answers are often given: “because I signed up,” or “because it is the right thing to do.” Are these answers good enough? In my opinion, no!
  • Operation XL Junior Deployers come to Laughlin

    The Operation XL Junior Deployment, hosted Nov. 2, 2019, provided children of military members an opportunity to have a glimpse at what their family members do during deployments and how they prepare to perform the Air Force mission.
  • XLer of the Week: Valentin Figueroa

    Valentin Figueroa, a 47th Contracting Flight contracting specialist, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the week” of Oct. 28, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • T-6 Texan II sun shades improve training capability

    Over the last few years, sun shelters have been constructed to house many of the aircraft at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The new T-6 Texan II sun shelters, which shelters currently 33 aircraft, have been rolling out to improve training and the quality of life for individuals and Airmen working on the flightline.
  • Connectedness: Key to organizational success

    Connection is a basic human need that serves as a foundation for organizational success. This concept allows members to foster trust and security, which are essential for personal buy-in to the organization. In our recent resiliency tactical pause, some raised concerns over their inability to connect with students. This sentiment was echoed by a group of instructor pilots, who also sited connection as a major obstacle. This directly impacts our vision to sustaining the most professional pilot training organization to which we aspire. Whether in a classroom or work center, connection is the catalyst to success.
  • XLer of the Week: Capt. Kimera Joseph

    Capt. Kimera Joseph, a 47th Healthcare Operations Squadron pediatrician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the week” of Oct. 21, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Medics Sharpen Skill with Readiness Training

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Watson, a 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron medical technician, guards a unit giving medical care during a readiness exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 25, 2019. One aspect the team trained on was setting up 360 degree perimeter security to protect anyone giving medical care from adversaries. (U.S. Air
  • Former POW briefs Team XL on resilience, experience

    U.S. Air Force retired Lt. Col. Barry Bridger, former Prisoner of War, prepares to present at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 23, 2019. Bridger spoke to members of Team XL about his time as a POW in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)
  • SUPT classes 20-01, 20-02 set to graduate

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 20-01 and 20-02 graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Oct. 25, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. U.S. Air Force retired Lt. Gen. Anthony Rock, former Inspector General of the Air Force, will be the guest speaker.
  • XLer of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Rafael Franjul

    Tech. Sgt. Rafael Franjul, 47th Flying Training Wing Legal Office NCO in charge, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week” of Oct. 14, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.