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  • Walk with the Chief

    47th Flying Training Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III talks to a crowd of Airmen before beginning the 5-kilometer “Walk with the Chief” ruck at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 30, 2019. Approximately 30 members of Team XL came out in the early hours on Monday morning to increase their deployment readiness and have an
  • Commander’s Expectations: Readiness

    Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, will share his 12 expectations over the course of the next few months in a series of graphics. This week, Gentile stresses the importance of being prepared to answer any call our nation might need. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)
  • SUPT class 19-25 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-25 graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Sept. 27, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service commander, will be the guest speaker. Awards and special recognition will be given to outstanding graduates.
  • XLer of the week: 1st Lt. Zachary Turek

    First Lt. Zachary Turek, 86th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, Sept. 2, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • XLer of the Week: Alfred Jones

    Alfred Jones, 47th Logistics Readiness Flight installation transportation officer and contracting officer representative, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, Aug. 19, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Todd Dyer, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Harper, 47th Mission Support Group superintendent, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Capt. John Johnson

    Capt. John Johnson, a 47th Student Squadron first assignment instructor pilot, holds up the classic FAIP patch, a symbol of tradition, responsibility and success—a charge to train the Air Force’s even newer aviators so early in their own careers. The 47th Flying Training Wing at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, retains some Specialized Undergraduate
  • RAWS fights wars with radio waves

    Staff Sgt. Jeremy Dauzat, 47th Operations Support Squadron Radar Airfield Weather Systems supervisor checks voltage levels with RAWS Airmen at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 21, 2019, to ensure the transmitter is giving the right output so the pilots and controllers can radio one another. The radios in the ground air transmit receive site
  • Commander’s Expectations: You are the expert!

    Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, will share his 12 expectations over the course of the next few months in a series of graphics. This week, Gentile talks about how he empowers the hard workers of Team XL by supporting and entrusting Airmen to excel in their respective jobs. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Marco A.
  • What drives you?

    I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked the question “what drives you to succeed?” When I was young, it was the need to be the best, the need to be no. 1, the need to be praised by friends and family.
  • AETC leadership makes their first stop at Laughlin

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, AETC command chief master sergeant, participate in a Q&A with Airmen assigned to the 47th Flying Training Wing during an immersion tour Aug. 14, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. During the briefing, Webb and Gudgel
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