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  • Are you prepared for the Texas heat?

    As the summer season peaks at Laughlin Air Force Base, it brings soaring temperatures and higher humidity levels, creating the perfect conditions for heat-related illnesses. 

  • In the air, on the ground: training in the chamber

    Being above 10,000 feet in altitude can have unpredictable effects on the human body; some people get delirious, others get nauseous, and some experience hot or cold flashes. Knowing how a pilot’s body will react to changes in altitude is a crucial part of pilot training.  

  • Laughlin airfield lighting modernization complete

    The 47th Civil Engineer Squadron held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the “Lighting Vault” project Aug. 18, 2023. The upgrades ensure the flightline is safe, well-lit, and effective for training the next generation of combat ready Airmen. 

  • Laughlin fosters partnerships with local law enforcement agencies

    Laughlin recently hosted a base tour with leaders from the U.S. Border Patrol, Del Rio Sector and the Val Verde County Sheriff's Department to enhance interagency cooperation and community engagement.At the heart of this joint venture is the shared goal of augmenting community partnerships to

  • Shedding light on PTSD

    Amidst the valor and camaraderie of military service, a stigmatized, unspoken battle can haunt the lives of the brave men and women who serve. Overlooked by the heroic tales of valor, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) stands as an invisible yet profound issue that continues to impact military

  • Training in a different reality

    With the rapid advancement of technology, U.S. Air Force undergraduate pilot training has grown to match the pace. Airmen are learning at a faster rate and gaining better skills with the continual improvements to the training program.  

  • Local educators learn at Laughlin

    Team XL welcomed education leaders from the local Del Rio community on July 18, 2023, for a tour of Laughlin Air Force Base’s mission and educational spaces.  Leaders from the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District (SFDR-CISD) toured Laughlin to discuss how local high school