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  • Medic selected for OTS

    After Air Force officials announced the Officer Training School selection board results, one member of Team XL's professional life drastically changed.Staff Sgt. Lara Ashley, 47th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of public health, was selected to become an acquisitions officer."I have struggled for the last five years with whether I wanted
  • High quality care from those who care

    Laughlin's nurses and medical technicians ensure Team XL is healthy and able to complete its mission, and May 6 through 12 is the National Nurses and Technician Week, a week dedicated to honor these same professionals.Senior Airman Daniel Lee, 47th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, supports family, pediatrics and flight medicine by
  • Dental Clinic: Keeping the right people ready

    In the first quarter of fiscal 2013, Team XL's Dental Operations Flight maintained the highest dental readiness percentage in the entire Air Force.The clinic kept Laughlin's dental readiness at 99.3 percent throughout the quarter, exemplifying the 47th Flying Training Wing's commitment to deploying mission-ready airmen."We were able to keep our
  • New Air Force 'Better Foods. Better Bodies.' healthy-eating campaign pilots at three bases

    The Office of the Air Force Surgeon General and Air Force Medical Operations Agency Health Promotion office have launched a pilot campaign recently focused on motivating Airmen and their families to eat healthier. The campaign - which adopted the tagline "Better Foods. Better Bodies." - aims to raise awareness of healthy food options, increase
  • February family advocacy class offerings

    The 47th Medical Group is offering a series of family advocacy classes open to all base personnel at no charge ranging in topics from baby care to stress management classes.Val Verde tour:February 4, 2013Val Verde Regional Hospital The tour begins at 5:30 p.m.OB orientation and bundles for babies:February 5, 2013 Medical Group Training RoomThe
  • 47th MDG offers a series of prevention classes

    Each month the 47th Medical Group offers a series of prevention classes open to all base personnel at no charge ranging in topics from baby care to stress management classes. The events scheduled for November are:OB orientation and bundles for babies The class is designed to provide information about what to expect when you're expecting. The focus
  • Warning signs, helping hands

    September marks the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Month and Laughlin is working to share the message that support is available when Airmen are overwhelmed, experiencing depression, hopelessness and helplessness. As the Air Force and its sister services face an increase in suicides, everyone is encouraged to be more involved with those
  • Laughlin XLer – Airman 1st Class Kierra Baker, 47th Medical Operations Squadron

    Job title and unit: 47th Medical Operations Squadron family practice medical technicianWhy she XLed: Baker helped the family health clinic place eighth out of the top 10 military treatment facilities in the Air Force Medical Home Patient Initiative during the fourth quarter of 2011, which helped the 47th Medical Group garner $11,000. She also