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  • "The Air Force is my family and my family is the Air Force"

    For some pilots, the dream to fly begins the moment they are born. For 1st Lt. Chad Chapman, 47th Student Squadron T-38 Talon student pilot, it took a little longer for those dreams to make an appearance. “I’m the fourth generation of pilots in my family, but I didn’t always want to become a pilot,”

  • Taking Family on the Flight Line to a New Level

    The T-6 Texan II launches more than 150 times per day at Laughlin, but Tuesday’s launch was pretty special, as more than 25 maintainers stopped what they were doing to watch a lieutenant take to the skies in a military aircraft for the first time.Tuesday morning, 2nd Lt. Mark Gonzalez, a student

  • Laughlin honors Graziano with memorial service

    Family, friends, U.S. Congressman Will Hurd, and the Airmen of Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, gathered to remember the life of Capt. John Graziano, an instructor pilot for the 87th Flying Training Squadron, during his memorial Nov. 21, 2018.Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, Col.

  • Junior deployment 2017: Kids go downrange at Laughlin

    Children from Team XL and Del Rio fell into formation, Nov. 18, 2017 to inprocess before spending a morning in a mock deployment at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.The junior deployment, held by Laughlin, was designed to support Military Family Month and help young military family members and