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  • Laughlin hosts first Small Business Industry Day

    The 47th Contracting Squadron at Laughlin AFB hosted its first ever Small Business Industry Day Friday, April 26, 2024. The event brought over 25 local and small businesses on base to educate on how to partner with the base for upcoming construction projects and services needed.

  • 9/11 Generations

    When wounds heal, especially large ones, they scar, leaving us with the memories of the event that lead to the wound. The wounds inflicted serve as a reminder, never letting us forget what happened 20 years ago. As time has passed, generations of Airmen have joined, served, and since retired. Each

  • Dollar Ride: First Flight to Wings

    To a pilot, few things are as nerve wracking as the first time they climb into a cockpit and fly a plane. But boy is that dollar ride memorable. “I’m definitely nervous,” said 2nd Lt. Christopher Ugale 47th Student Squadron student pilot before his first flight, “A little bit of anxiety, but

  • First FAIP flagship unveiled at Laughlin AFB

    On an overcast and humid morning, a gaggle of instructor pilots--most of them wearing a black flag patch identifying them as first assignment instructor pilots--gathered on the flightline in front of the closed doors of Hangar II along with members from the 47th Maintenance Directorate and the

  • Maj. Gen. Leavitt visits Laughlin once again

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – On the same day Laughlin introduces 11 new, combat ready military aviators into the ranks of the world’s greatest Air Force, Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, the Air Forces Recruiting Service commander and command pilot, visited Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.However, she

  • Happy Independence Day, Team XL!

    Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, 47th Flying Training Wing command chief master sergeant, wish members of Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, a safe and happy Independence Day.

  • Benjamin Rawald named Air Force Military Child of the Year

    Nominated twice before, Benjamin Rawald from Del Rio, Texas, was named the 2019 Air Force Military Child of the Year Award.Benjamin, a 17-year-old junior, has dedicated years of effort with the Boy Scouts of America, which has brought him to the attention of the community and the nation.

  • XLer of the week: Alejandro Alvarado

    Alejandro Alvarado, 47th Contracting Flight contracting officer, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, for the week of March 25, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th FTW commander, is given to those who consistently make

  • XLer of the Week: Aliyah Negley

    Aliyah Negley, 47th Flying Training Wing community support coordinator, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, for the week of Feb. 7, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th FTW commander, is given to those who consistently

  • SUPT class 19-04, 19-05 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-04 and 19-05’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Jan. 25, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here.Retired Lt. Col Phillip Carson, whose last assignment was the Deputy Chief of Safety for Pacific Air Forces, will be the