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  • Commander's Corner: Together...We Are Laughlin

    Hopefully by now you’ve heard me say it. ”We are Laughlin!” Sure, every now and then I get the “Da---Da-Da---Da---Da-Da-Da” (think Farmers Insurance commercial), and I’m okay with that. But more often than that I get a more serious question, “What does it mean?” Or better yet, “So what?” Both are fair questions, and hopefully after hearing what “We are Laughlin” means to me, both will be answered.
  • Giant impact: Base giant voice gets new drivers

    The 47th Communications Squadron and a contractor conducted maintenance on the installation’s giant voice system, formally known as the mass notification system, here on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, June 29, 2018.
  • XLer of the Week: Senior Airman Hernan Sandoval

    Senior Airman Hernan Sandoval, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron engineer journeyman, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of July, 9, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Airman 1st Class Xavier Rodriguez

    Airman 1st Class Xavier Rodriguez, 47th Communications Squadron client systems technician, is new to the U.S. Air Force and new to the base honor guard. As his primary job at the 47th CS, Rodriguez helps maintain computers, software and networks on base.
  • XLer of the week: Staff Sgt. Chelsea Duffy

    Staff Sgt. Chelsea Duffy, 47th Flying Training Wing self-assessment program manager, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of June 25, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Maj. Jared Sandstrom

    Maj. Jared Sandstrom, 47th Flying Training Wing executive officer, encourages Airmen to exchange negativity for a positive attitude. His experience is complaining makes unpleasant tasks more prolonged rather than simply getting them crossed off with a smile. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Anne McCready)
  • Importance of Feedback

    The impact of feedback, both positive and negative, should not be underestimated. Every day, I talk to our Airmen – our officers, our enlisted, the hundreds of civilians, and the many family members who call Laughlin home – about their experiences here at the base. Not surprisingly, people have unpleasant experiences from time to time.
  • XLer of the week: 1st Lt. James Tracey

    1st Lt. James Tracey, 85th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of June 16, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Laughlin welcomes new 47th Medical Group commander

    The 47th Medical Group welcomed its new commander, Col. Andrew Cruz, June 26, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Cruz assumed command from his predecessor, Col. Thatcher Cardon, in a ceremony that marked the transition of command with the age-old tradition of passing the guidon. The trading of the guidon was led by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander.
  • SUPT Class 18-11 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-11’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. June 29 in Anderson Hall here.
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