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  • 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

  • Summertime Fire Safety Message

    The 47th Civil Engineering Squadron Fire Department shares tips to stay safe during the 101 Critical Days of Summer.

  • Is it the flu or is it coronavirus?

    It is easy to feel vulnerable because of news about the coronavirus outbreak. The name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. The symptoms of influenza (flu) and coronavirus infection are similar, but these two illnesses are caused by different viruses. People with

  • How to have a safe "Fiesta of Flight"

    Laughlin’s “Fiesta of Flight Air and Space Expo” is right around the corner, slated for March 14, 2020. Performers like the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Red Bull Air Force, Wings of Blue Jump Team, and many more, are scheduled to make their way down to Del Rio for a day to remember. With a day

  • Winter safety tips

    The holidays are a time for families to gather and prepare for the upcoming year. The holidays are also a time of fickle weather and unsafe travelling conditions. According to the 47th Flying Training Wing safety office the best way to avoid the wraths of Mother Nature is to prepare in advance.

  • Airman’s Spotlight: Ralph Merscham

    Every day, Laughlin maintainers work long hours with Team XL aircraft and pilots. For some, like Ralph Merscham, 47th Maintenance Directorate T-6 aircraft attendant, it becomes a way of life.

  • Laughlin safety, Union Pacific caution drivers crossing railroads

    Drivers who travel Liberty Drive may have noticed a car in the vehicle resale lot that looks like a crushed soda can.After a train hits a perfectly good car, it is little better than an old soda can. Union Pacific Railroad purchased the car, hit by a train near Fort Worth, Texas, and it serves as a

  • Winter Driving in South Texas

    Experience with driving in extreme cold weather differs in the U.S. The Del Rio and Laughlin community must take precautions before hitting the road this season as extremely low temperatures can become quickly life-threatening. During the rest of the winter season, temperatures may fall below