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  • USO brings mobile gaming unit to Laughlin

    The United Service Organizations (USO) visited Laughlin June 2-3, 2024, with their Mobile National Football League (NFL) Gaming Trailer, boosting the morale of Airmen and base residents. The NFL gaming trailer held two events, one geared towards Airmen and the other for families.

  • Expanding the operational horizons of Airmen

    Airmen from the 47th Comptroller Squadron, 47th Medical Group and 47th Security Forces squadron recently participated in an “Ops Immersion” tour of flying operations to gain insight to the mission of the 47th Flying Training Wing.

  • New leader takes reins at AETC

    Lt. Gen. Brian Robinson took the reins of Air Education and Training Command from Lt. Gen. Brad Webb during a change of command ceremony here May 20. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. presided over the ceremony and emphasized the importance of the AETC mission to recruit, train and educate

  • Col. Prather tours CDC, Youth Center, STEM school, housing

    Melissa Menchaca, 47th Force Support Squadron child development center director, discusses challenges and solutions for child development center operations during COVID-19 with Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander on Aug. 21, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Prather toured

  • Laughlin Airman makes a lifestyle of healthy eating

    Growing up, Airman 1st Class Matthew Blasberg worked out but was never what you’d call ‘fit’. His senior photos showed a round-faced boy who could have passed for a 12-year-old and he felt his confidence drain.Blasberg, fresh out of high school, moved away from home to take college classes. With the

  • Always believe in yourself, the rest will follow

    Ever since she was young, Airman 1st class Sahira Contreras, 47th Healthcare Operations Squadron referral management technician, saw her Dad in uniform and knew that’s the life she wanted when she was older. Her Dad always supported her goals to follow in his footsteps, so when she finished high

  • The 47th AOPTU prepares student pilots to land a career in flight

    2nd Lt. Eric Wiggins and other student pilots from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 20-05 practice their parachute landing falls, Jan. 17, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. They used two and four foot platforms to jump from, and when they fell, they practiced making 5 points of