News Release - Laughlin Airman identified, investigation continues

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LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – A 47th Flying Training Wing Airman, who was found dead in his dormitory at Laughlin, Monday, Dec. 9, has been identified as Airman 1st Class Jerry Nolasco-Peralta.

Nolasco-Peralta was assigned to the 47th Comptroller Squadron as a financial management technician.

“This loss weighs heavy on every member of our Laughlin family,” said Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander. “Our deepest condolences are with the family, friends and co-workers of our beloved member. As we work through this tragedy, our focus is on ensuring our leaders take a moment to personally engage their Airmen and uplift one another during this difficult time.”

Nolasco-Peralta is a 19 year-old native from Patterson, New Jersey and is survived by his mother, stepfather, brother and grandmother.

The circumstances surrounding Nolasco-Peralta’s death are under investigation.

For Laughlin members affected by this loss, please contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 298-5620, Chapel at 298-5111, or Mental Health Clinic at 298-6422.

For more information, contact the 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs Office at 830-298-5262 or email