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  • Laughlin maximizes T-6 operations during surge week

    The 434th and 85th Flying Training Squadrons conducted a T-6 Texan II “Surge Week” Sept. 25-29. Surge week consisted of a large increase in flights that tested new operational concepts while also increasing synchronization with maintenance, all to maximize T-6 training flights.

  • Laughlin AFB hosts Hispanic Heritage Luncheon

    Laughlin AFB hosted a luncheon to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 29, 2023.Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the U.S.

  • OSI takes aim at laser pointers, aircraft safety

    As the Office of Special Investigations safeguards the Department of the Air Force, they are confronting a surge in incidents involving laser pointers, which pose significant threats to Air Force aircraft, especially at night.

  • Laughlin Welcomes the Air Force Civilian Health Promotion Services program

    The Air Force Civilian Health Promotion Services (CHPS) program was created to combat each of these barriers to receiving preventive care. For more than sixteen years, CHPS has been providing free resources, education, and a variety of health screenings to help the Civilian workforce maintain and

  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on the flight line

    Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate Hispanic and Latino Americans and their rich cultural contributions and achievements to many aspects of society, including the workforce here at the 47th Flying Training Wing. Hispanic Heritage Month was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, and is

  • Early detection and attention saves lives

    Mental health plays a large role in how Airmen think, feel, and act. Nurturing physical and mental well-being is important to maintaining readiness in a world marked by unforeseen challenges and ceaseless change. During Suicide Awareness Month, it is important to recognize the toll that mental

  • Asking for help is never B.A.A.D.D.

    The 47th Flying Training Wing’s Base Airmen Against Drunk Driving (B.A.A.D.D.) is a volunteer-based program designed to prevent base personnel from driving under the influence.

  • Keeping pests, wildlife at bay

    Living at Laughlin Air Force Base and in the town of Del Rio, 9.5 miles away from base, comes with sharing the diverse ecosystem of the local area with wildlife. Sharing space with wildlife can lead to pest infestations and dangerous animals encountering humans.