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  • Pilot training innovation: First successful remote simulator training

    The first successful remote simulator instruction in Air Force pilot training connected 2nd Lt. Wesley Mills, 47th Student Squadron student pilot at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas with Robert Wayne, 12th Training Squadron simulator instructor here Jan. 22, 2024.Wayne, while sitting at a computer at

  • WAPS testing going digital in February 2024

    The eWAPS platform is a collaborative effort between the Air Force, the Personnel Data Research Institute and PearsonVUE. Airmen participating in the 2024 technical sergeant and staff sergeant promotion cycles will be the first to use this system.

  • AETC command chief visits Team XL

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, command chief for Air Education and Training Command, was welcomed by Team XL during an immersion visit Jan. 22, 2024.This was his first visit to the 47th Flying Training Wing since becoming the AETC command chief.

  • 47th Force Support Squadron opens indoor playground

    Children play in and around the new indoor playground in the Losano Fitness Center at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 20, 2024. Fitness equipment will be placed around the playground so that parents can work out and watch their children while they play. Fitness is an important part of the 47th

  • Beneath the smoke of Laughlin’s controlled burn

    A firefighter with the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch, uses a drip torch to light dry vegetation on fire during a controlled burn at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 13, 2024. The drip torch fuel mixture ignites via a lit wick at the end of the torch and drips onto the ground. The

  • Persons Breach Laughlin Air Force Base

    At approximately 7:30 a.m. CST on Jan. 21, Laughlin AFB was notified of pursuit of a vehicle by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) headed towards Laughlin AFB.The vehicle was stopped outside Laughlin AFB Visitor Control Center where the driver struck the concrete base of a light post.After

  • Who's your mentor?

    Roger Johnson (right), 47th Operations Group T-6A Texan II civilian simulator instructor, instructs 2nd Lt. Valerie Calvert, 47th Student Squadron student pilot, while flying in a simulator at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 8, 2024. Strong mentorship helps develop student pilots, molding them