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  • Airman’s Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. Richard McDonald

    Have you ever wondered how many things could go wrong if a lab technician doesn’t perform well at their job? Tech. Sgt. Richard McDonald, 47th Medical Support Squadron laboratory technician, is passionate about his job and strives to know the ins and outs of his profession every day.
  • XLer of the week: Julie Lalich

    Julie Lalich, 47th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Aug. 6, 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.
  • SUPT Class 18-13 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-13’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Aug. 17, in Anderson Hall, here.
  • Soaring to the Summit on the wings of Eagles

    He was stationed at Laughlin in 2016, and by 2018, the renowned cheerleader helped make it possible for a local Del Rio, Texas, team to win a national cheerleading championship. For Maj. Owen-John Williams, 47th Medical Group Mental Health Flight commander and Amistad Eagles assistant cheerleading coach, cheerleading was a way of life since he was 15-years-old.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Stephanie Savaiano-Calderon

    Staff Sgt. Stephanie Savaiano-Calderon, 47th Medical Operations Squadron Dental Clinic oral prevetive assistant, is trained to provide patients with oral health education and information as well as the basic elements of preventive care. Savaiano-Calderon’s hope is that the overall quality of the work she and her team accomplish in the clinic, will
  • XLer of the week: Airman 1st Class Nachelle Vail

    Airman 1st Class Nachelle Vail, 47th Flying Training Wing Command Post emergency actions controller, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of July 30, 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.
  • Cloud services on the way to Laughlin

    Technicians began migrating Laughlin email from the Air Force network to the secure commercial cloud July 31, 2018. The migration is taking place because of an Air Force Space Command directive to realign resources to more critical priorities and outsourcing services such as email.
  • Respect, Connect, Correct: A Simple Mantra for Squadron Strength

    In any high-performing organization, especially one dedicated to instruction or training, personal relationships and technical credibility form cornerstones to success. At every unit all-call, and upon meeting any new squadron member, I emphasize a three word mantra aimed to focus efforts on building credibility and strengthening relationships – Respect, Connect, Correct.
  • Defenders and fire dogs take training to a new level

    The 47th Security Forces Squadron and the 47th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters recently held a training course focused on saving minutes and lives at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 1, 2018. RTF, or Response Task Force, was the focus of the training, and it zeroed in on cutting down the time required for emergency personnel to evacuate and treat victims of an active shooter event. The course was the second time the class had been held on base, and Laughlin’s security forces squadron is one of the first installations to incorporate RTF into their training program.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: 2nd Lt. Jessica Raab

    Second Lieutenant Jessica Raab, 47th Force Support Squadron, community services deputy flight commander, completed her career-long goal of becoming an officer. Raab’s father was a U.S. Air Force pilot during the Vietnam War, which influenced her throughout her childhood to follow in his footsteps to commission. Raab enlisted after high school for college opportunities with the goal of commissioning.
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