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  • PTSD Awareness Month: AFW2 shines a light on the path to recovery

    Members of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) visited Laughlin AFB to talk about PTSD Awareness Month and demonstrate what their program has to offer from June 14 to 16, 2022.“Being able to travel to bases like Laughlin AFB and talk about our program is such a humbling experience,” said

  • Contracting exercise reinforces readiness at Laughlin

    The 47th Contracting Flight at Laughlin conducted a contingency contracting officer exercise, June 2-3, 2022, as part of a larger effort to ensure Team XL Airmen can effectively do their job in any environment.

  • New leader takes reins at AETC

    Lt. Gen. Brian Robinson took the reins of Air Education and Training Command from Lt. Gen. Brad Webb during a change of command ceremony here May 20. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. presided over the ceremony and emphasized the importance of the AETC mission to recruit, train and educate

  • Laughlin fabrication flight gets new water jet cutting machine

    Sounds of whirring and cutting are commonplace in the fabrication shop at Laughlin Air Force Base. Creating precise plane parts is a large and gradual job that the shop undertakes, which has typically been completed with cutting machines or a propane torch. The fabrication team recently acquired a

  • Pilot Edge program reinforces air traffic communication for new pilots

    It takes more than just an instructor pilot to train student pilots to become the U.S. Air Force’s best. Members of the new Undergraduate Pilot Training 2.5 program understand the importance of the countless individuals who work together to support their success, including the Airmen at Laughlin

  • Maintaining the last line of safety

    U.S. Air Force pilots put their lives on the line everyday as they take their seats in the cockpit of any aircraft. As with all missions, there is always potential for the unexpected. That’s why having that last lifeline: the ejection seat, is absolutely crucial.

  • Violence Prevention Summit gives new tools to Laughlin Airmen

    Laughlin recently hosted a Violence Prevention Summit to reinforce skills in identifying behavioral threat concerns and effective communication. Every profession requires the ability to not just talk with people but to understand them, their experiences, and backgrounds. The target audience was

  • Preparing to SOAR: An Airman's calling

    To Fly, Fight and Win may be the Air Force’s mission, but when the Airmen completing that mission achieve their own goals, the force grows stronger. The USAF provides numerous programs for career and professional development, personal and family support opportunities to make Airmen better.One of

  • BASH: keeping our pilots safe one "boom" at a time

    The Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program at Laughlin works daily to keep wildlife off of the airfield. Its purpose is to prevent possible aircraft damage, accidents and wildlife casualties.“This airfield is arguably one of the busiest in the Air Force,” said Brandon Nooner, 47th