News Search


  • 47th Operational Support Squadron welcomes new commander

    47th Operations Support Squadron Airmen bid farewell to Lt. Col. Matthew Kless, prior commander of the 47th OSS, and welcomed new commander Lt. Col. Daniel Garrison, during a change of command ceremony here, May 29, 2024.

  • 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.  

  • Commander's Corner: Lt. Col. Trent Brower

    There is no one single location my family and I can say is our favorite throughout our 16-year career. A reason for this is because it has never been about locations, but rather the people and relationships built during our time at various bases. We’ve been to bases some would argue offer

  • XLer of the Week: 1st Lt. Veronica Arnold

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – First Lt. Veronica Arnold, 47th Operations Support Squadron weather flight commander, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week” of Oct. 7, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.

  • Leaders in air, space and parachutes

    Airmen from the 47th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment flight have gone geospatial. Well – kind of. On March 26, 2019, Tommy Sondag and Staff Sgt. Jake Strait, 47th OSS aircrew flight equipment parachute technicians, made their way east to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston,

  • XLer of the week: 2nd Lt. Zachary Diehl

    Second Lt. Zachary Diehl, 47th Operations Support Squadron airfield operations officer, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Jan. 30, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander,

  • Family man: Retiring chief reminisces ‘family’ life

    The term “family man” is used a lot today in America. But what makes a “family man”? One particular chief master sergeant thinks a family man is all about how one treats others. To Chief Master Sgt. Allan Turk, who is retiring after completing a 30-year career in the U.S. Air Force, being a part of

  • Airman Spotlight: Master Sgt. Nicholas Jiles

    Master Sgt. Nicholas Jiles, 47th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment flight chief, is nearing his 20-year mark in the Air Force. In that time, he has had a lot of time to reflect on what it means to be an Airman. A “Big-A Airman.”

  • ‘Rattlers’ welcome new commander

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Katz formally assumed command of the 47th Operations Support Squadron during a transfer of responsibility, March 2, 2018, here. Katz assumed command of the squadron from Lieutenant Colonel Britt Warren during the change of command ceremony. This type of formal military

  • Weather radars receive new upgrades

    The 47th Operations Support Squadron radar airfield weather systems (RAWS) flight understands the need for using the latest technology—hence their goal for improving the WSR-88D Service Life Extension Program.