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  • 47th Flying Training Wing welcomes new commander

    47th Flying Training Wing (FTW) Airmen bid farewell to Col. Kevin Davidson and welcomed new commander, Col. Tyler Ellison, during a change of command ceremony here, June 26, 2024. Brig. Gen. Randall Cason, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Nineteenth Air Force, presided over the ceremony,

  • The dedication of Defenders, K-9 partners

    It was a transformative moment in military history when the Army initiated training for its pioneering War Dog Program, commonly referred to as the "K-9 Corps." This groundbreaking development, according to American Humane Society, marked the inaugural inclusion of Military Working Dogs (MWD) within

  • 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

  • In the air, on the ground: training in the chamber

    Being above 10,000 feet in altitude can have unpredictable effects on the human body; some people get delirious, others get nauseous, and some experience hot or cold flashes. Knowing how a pilot’s body will react to changes in altitude is a crucial part of pilot training.  

  • Local educators learn at Laughlin

    Team XL welcomed education leaders from the local Del Rio community on July 18, 2023, for a tour of Laughlin Air Force Base’s mission and educational spaces.  Leaders from the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District (SFDR-CISD) toured Laughlin to discuss how local high school

  • 47th Flying Training Wing Change of Command Ceremony

    Col. Kevin Davidson took command of the 47th Flying Training Wing from Col. Craig Prather during the 47th Flying Training Wing change of command ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2022.

  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: October

    October brings cooler weather, Halloween, and a number of historical anniversaries and remembrances to Laughlin AFB!First, this year is the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force’s decision to retire the F-111 Aardvark.

  • Enlisted graduate of Pilot Training Next instructs at Laughlin

    Most simulator instructors at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training bases are civilians with extensive experience in the field of aviation.Senior Airman Brenten Boler graduated Pilot Training Next on August 31, 2019--the only one in his class who was not assigned an airframe. He was assigned to

  • SUPT classes 20-22, 20-23 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-22 and 20-23 are set to graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 3, 2020. Laughlin is the home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to build combat-ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. (U.S. Air Force