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  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: November

    November is a month of gratitude and togetherness in the United States, as we collectively prepare ourselves for Thanksgiving Day and the end of the year. One thing we should always be thankful for is our forbearers—the men and women who built, over thousands of years, the world that we live in

  • Laughlin pilots take on the night skies

    First Lt. Benjamin Peña, 85th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, sits in a T-6A Texan II, preparing for takeoff on Sept. 18, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Night flying at a Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training base allows not only more hours in the sky, but it also provides a

  • T-6 operational pause lifted today

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas--Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, has ordered an end to the operational pause of the T-6 Texan II fleet, with flying operations resuming Feb. 27 following the collection and analysis of operational flight test data. The pause was the result of

  • 19th Air Force Commander directs T-6 operational pause

    The 19th Air Force commander has issued an operational pause for all T-6 Texan II operations to ensure aircrew safety after a cluster of unexplained physiological events occurred at Columbus AFB, Mississippi, Vance AFB, Oklahoma, and Sheppard AFB, Texas within the last week.

  • XL maintainers knocking out hangar queens

    In January, 2016, there were 38 T-6 aircraft that hadn’t seen the skies in more than 30 days on Laughlin Air Force Base. Those 38 aircraft categorized as “hangar queens.” Eight of those 38 aircraft haven’t flown in over three years, with one nearing five years being non-mission capable. In a year

  • First ever “Crew Chief of the Quarter”

    Jorge Hernandez, 47th Maintenance Directorate T-6 Texan II A-Cell crew chief, was awarded the first ever “Crew Chief of the Quarter” orientation flight on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 20, 2016.