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  • We Are Laughlin

    This is the mission video for Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas.
  • Laughlin’s Fire Prevention Week around the corner

    The Laughlin Air force Base Fire and Emergency Services is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
  • XLer of the Week: Robert Marcell

    Robert Marcell, the 47th Flying Training Wing historian, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the week” for the week of August 5, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • XLer of the Week: Gilbert Wheeler

    Gilbert Wheeler, 47th Medical Support Squadron information systems flight chief, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Jan. 7, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Foul weather strikes Laughlin

    Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, was hit with a severe thunderstorm at approximately 3:56 a.m., Oct. 09, 2018, that flooded more than 24 buildings and left the flightline underwater.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Deborah Pagan

    Many shy away from handling financial issues due to complexity, and dealing with government finances can seem especially daunting. The repercussions could be severe if there is suspected fraud waste and abuse in question. That is why it is important for Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, to have a team of analysts, who oversee government purchase cardholders, how vouchers are filed and many more financial doings. Deborah Pagan, 47th Flying Training Wing Comptroller Squadron financial budget analyst, has worked five years in finance and 10 years as the 47th Operations Group resource advisor, helping Airmen sort through the financial fog of government expenses.
  • Laughlin Provides Sonora Flood Relief

    Second Lieutenant Steven Rapphun, 47th Student Squadron student pilot awaiting training, helps remove a flood-damaged refrigerator from a Sonora, Texas, home, Sept. 27, 2018. Laughlin Air Force Base Airmen took leave to travel to Sonora to assist with donations and with flood damage, which was caused by heavy rainfall over the past week. (U.S. Air
  • 47th MDG Airman creates library of miniatures

    Staff Sgt. Barbara Panama, 47th Medical Group uniform business office manager, inspects on of the clay miniatures on display in her office on Sept. 12, 2018 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Panama has been crafting miniatures since she was 12, and says creating things helps her focus her energy and relieves stress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman
  • Respect, Connect, Correct: A Simple Mantra for Squadron Strength

    In any high-performing organization, especially one dedicated to instruction or training, personal relationships and technical credibility form cornerstones to success. At every unit all-call, and upon meeting any new squadron member, I emphasize a three word mantra aimed to focus efforts on building credibility and strengthening relationships – Respect, Connect, Correct.
  • Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-12 Graduation

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-12’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. July 27, in Anderson Hall, here.