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  • Public Health monitors mosquitos

    The 47th Medical Group is constantly trapping and monitoring mosquitos for virus they are known to carry.
  • National Drug Take Back Day at Laughlin Commissary

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Laughlin Pharmacy and the 47th Security Forces Squadron are teaming up to support National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the commissary.The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is designed to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription
  • Laughlin civilian wins DOE energy award

    The Air Force's Energy Action Month is drawing to a close, but Laughlin continues to lead the way in energy efficiency and water conservation with the recent announcement that a Laughlin civilian won the 2013 Department of Energy Individual Federal Energy and Water Management Award.David Morin, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager, was
  • Laughlin wins AETC program for five consecutive quarters

    For the 5th consecutive quarter, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, has won the Air Education and Training Command Energy Incentive Award Program for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013. The award's criteria considers energy and water reduction compared to the previous three years' average baseline."Winning this award again has really set the bar
  • Providing a Cost Conscious Culture

    Team XL was once again recognized by Air Education and Training Command for reducing the use of energy and water on base for the fourth quarter of 2012.Laughlin was awarded its third consecutive Water and Energy Intensity Reduction award since the program began in 2009. "The award consists of a $250,000 cash reward," said David Morin, 47th Civil
  • 47th OSS wins “Sweat for Power” competition

    The 47th OSS blew away the competition to become the top power producer in Laughlin's first "Sweat for Power" competition producing 900 watt-hours, which is enough to power a ceiling fan for four and a half hours. The competition was one of the many activities the 47th Civil Engineer Squadron sponsored as part of Laughlin's 2012 Energy Action Month
  • Laughlin number one in AETC Energy Incentive Award

    Lowering utility bills pays off big. The hard work done by Team XL has been noticed by Air Education and Training Command in the form of a cash reward.Laughlin came in first for the AETC Energy Incentive Award Program for the third quarter fiscal year 2012. The award criteria considers both energy and water reduction compared to the last three
  • Safety saves money with solar powered scare

    A Laughlin civilian employee saved taxpayers about $75,000 trying to do the right thing for his country.On Sept. 4, Col. Tom Murphy, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, presented a certificate to Grover Lemarr, aircraft flight safety manager, for raising an idea that led to the savings.Lemarr, who has worked at Laughlin since 1983, discovered last
  • Editorial: Recycling vital to Cost Conscious Culture

    Remember your three R's: Reduce, Reuse and RECYCLE!Properly discarding refuse and recyclables is an important habit that everyone can practice. Recycling can be a significant act of conservation, and there are many resources available to Laughlin personnel to allow recycling of many different materials. The Laughlin Recycling Center, located at
  • CES saves energy, money with solar paneled roof

    Laughlin's 47th Civil Engineer Squadron recently has completed a two building roof overhaul that replaced an existing weather torn roof with a new thermoplastic elastomeric roof system featuring an additional 500 solar panels to conserve energy.Buildings 255 and 256, better known as the enlisted dormitories, suffered damage during a storm in 2006.