Laughlin Airmen earn Air Force level awards

As the chief of Wing Plans and Procedures, Willard Brown makes sure the 47 FTW and all of Laughlin is ready for any type of disaster, whether it’s a natural disaster, medical emergencies or contingency situations. He further enriches his work by being one of the wing’s operational security managers, raising awareness and certifying the release of correct, timely information. “I love educating people about security, and the damage it could do to not only the base but for an individual,” he said. “A lot of things can happen, so putting together plans that can have an impact in saving lives and property is the most important thing for me.” Brown recently earned Air Education and Training Command’s Operational Security Civilian of the Year in the second category for his work in ensuring Laughlin’s preparedness and security by being proactive and on the cutting-edge of planning and operational security. If anyone asked Brown about his award, however, he probably would say: “it’s just another day in the office, doing what I do.”

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