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  • From ground to sky: the critical role of SARM

    In the clear blue skies above Del Rio, Texas, Team XL dominates the horizon. The roar of training aircraft is made possible, not just by the pilots in the cockpits, but also by the meticulous efforts of those on the ground.

  • Laughlin HARM and SARM: Award winning 1Charlies

    Team XL is in the business of training the best military pilots in the world – just about 300 of them a year to be more specific. But training pilots isn’t as cut and dry as getting in a plane and flying. As one could imagine, there are mountains of paperwork required to keep student pilots on the

  • XLer of the week: Airman 1st Class Renato Menchaca

    Airman 1st Class Renato Menchaca, 85th Flying Training Squadron aviation resource manager, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of May 14, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing