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  • Laughlin inducts new NCOs and SNCOs

    Last Friday, more than 20 new staff sergeants and six new master sergeants were welcomed into the non-commissioned officer and senior non-commissioned officer ranks respectively on Oct. 4, 2019.
  • XLer of the Week: Daniel Soto

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Daniel Soto, a 47th Maintenance Directorate aircraft maintenance supervisor, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week” of Sept. 30, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Laughlin leadership partners with USBP

    Laughlin leadership met with U.S. Border Patrol Del Rio Sector officials for an immersion tour, Oct. 4, 2019, in Del Rio, Texas. The immersion covered the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector's mission, capabilities and most importantly the ties Laughlin and Border Patrol share.
  • National Insider Threat Awareness Month (Are You Prepared)

    September was National Insider Threat Awareness month. “Developing insider threat awareness, is about enabling employees to recognize the indicators to deter, detect, and mitigate actions by insiders who may represent a threat to national security,” said Garry Reid, the DoD Director for Defense Intelligence. The indicators of an insider threat can be divided into risk factors and warning behaviors. The first group can be further sub-divided into either static (dispositional) or dynamic factors.
  • XLer of the Week: Ines Torres-Wong

    Ines Torres-Wong, a 47th Force Support Squadron assignments technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week” of Sept. 25, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Walk with the Chief

    47th Flying Training Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III talks to a crowd of Airmen before beginning the 5-kilometer “Walk with the Chief” ruck at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 30, 2019. Approximately 30 members of Team XL came out in the early hours on Monday morning to increase their deployment readiness and have an
  • XL defenders tryout for San Antonio Basic SWAT course

    The 47th Security Forces Squadron held tryouts Sept. 25, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, to determine which of their Airmen are selected to attend the San Antonio Basic Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) course. Tryouts consisted of a physical fitness test, a rigorous workout, a timed ruck march in full gear, and finished off with a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance marksmanship challenge.
  • Maj. Gen. Leavitt visits Laughlin once again

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – On the same day Laughlin introduces 11 new, combat ready military aviators into the ranks of the world’s greatest Air Force, Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, the Air Forces Recruiting Service commander and command pilot, visited Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. However, she didn’t come empty handed for the new aviators. This Laughlin graduate and “hometown hero” brought with her 26 years of experience that all started right here, and spanned to see her become the U.S. Air Force’s first female fighter pilot and first female commander of a combat fighter wing.
  • XLer of the Week: Senior Airman Christopher Dunning

    Senior Airman Christopher Dunning, a 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Mental Health technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week” of Sept. 16, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Dunning had a key role during Laughlin’s tactical pause where his team had the opportunity to ensure that anyone who was involved in the incident had someone to talk to.
  • Laughlin’s Fire Prevention Week around the corner

    The Laughlin Air force Base Fire and Emergency Services is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.