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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

  • Safety training for Fiesta of Flight airshow

    A Major Accident Response Exercise (MARE) was held at Laughlin Air Force Base, Dec. 14, 2023, in preparation for hosting the Fiesta of Flight Airshow set to take place March 9, 2024.

  • Local law enforcement agencies train in crisis response

    Laughlin Air Force Base Security Forces joined forces with the Val Verde Sheriff's Office for a ballistic shield training session to support an ongoing effort to enhance the coordination and collaboration between local law enforcement agencies at the San Felipe Memorial Middle School, July 12, 2023.

  • 20th Fighter Wing immerses FAIPs in combat mission

    In an effort to connect Air Education and Training Command First Assignment Instructor Pilots with the Combat Air Force’s mission, FAIPs from flying training wings visited the 20th Fighter Wing Nov. 1-4.

  • Medics Sharpen Skill with Readiness Training

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Watson, a 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron medical technician, guards a unit giving medical care during a readiness exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 25, 2019. One aspect the team trained on was setting up 360 degree perimeter security to protect anyone

  • XL defenders tryout for San Antonio Basic SWAT course

    The 47th Security Forces Squadron held tryouts Sept. 25, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, to determine which of their Airmen are selected to attend the San Antonio Basic Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) course.Tryouts consisted of a physical fitness test, a rigorous workout, a timed ruck