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  • Pilot identified following T-38C mishap Nov. 19

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  • Laughlin T-38C Talon mishap second release Nov. 19

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – One pilot was killed and two pilots injured during a mishap involving two T-38C Talon trainer aircraft here at approximately 10:00 a.m. Nov. 19. One of the injured pilots was transported to Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio, Texas, where they were treated and released. The other pilot is in critical
  • News release Nov. 19

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- At approximately 10:00 a.m., an aircraft accident involving two T-38 aircraft took place on the runway. We will release more information as it becomes available. Please follow our social media for updates as we receive them. Additional questions should be directed to the Public Affairs office at 830-298-5262.
  • News release Nov. 15

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- At approximately 7:00 a.m., a vehicular incident occurred at the North gate involving a train collision with a fuel truck. The area is secure and under control by first responders. We will release more information as it comes available. Please monitor Laughlin Air Force Base social media platforms for updates on
  • SUPT Class 22-02 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 22-02 graduated after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Nov, 12, 2021. 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 David Phaff)
  • 20th Fighter Wing immerses FAIPs in combat mission

    In an effort to connect Air Education and Training Command First Assignment Instructor Pilots with the Combat Air Force’s mission, FAIPs from flying training wings visited the 20th Fighter Wing Nov. 1-4.
  • Laughlin and AETC: A legacy of air power

    Every year, hundreds of U.S. Air Force pilots earn their wings and embark on a journey to stake their claim in the pages of history. For 80 years, each and every pilots’ story has started from within the Air Education Training Command. Laughlin Air Force Base, one of 12 installations within the major command, has been training pilots for nearly 50 of the 80 years since the MAJCOM’s activation Jan. 23, 1942. Together, working hand in hand, AETC and Laughlin train the best pilots America and her allies have to offer.
  • AETC civic leaders get closer look at Laughlin mission

    Civic leaders from across Air Education and Training Command descended here Oct. 28-29, to get a closer look at the Air Force’s largest pilot producing base.
  • Environmental protection at Laughlin

    Working crews change the drill head of an industrial auger drill before moving to a new site to continue excavating the area to reduce the trichloroethylene in the area. Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a volatile, colorless liquid organic chemical. TCE does not occur naturally and is created by chemical synthesis. It is used primarily to make
  • Laughlin cares: paving the way for future housing

     Laughlin Air Force Base residents can voice their concerns with base housing beginning October 28, 2021 when the online 2021 Annual DoD Tenant Satisfaction Survey for Privatized Housing occupants begins Members of Team XL currently occupy 451 privatized housing units across the base. The goal for the wing is to ensure all units on base have their voice heard and reaching this “Target 451” will go a long way towards boosting base morale.