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  • Where Airpower Begins...

    A T-6A Texan II aircraft from the 434th Flying Training Squadron assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, fly a training mission June 25, 2020. The 434th FTS along with the 85th Flying Training Squadron, conduct primary flight training in the T-6A Texan II as part of the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training program. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • 47 FTW introduces the Red River Valley Fighter Pilot Association award

    The Red River Valley Fighter Pilot Association Award was presented for the first time at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, to 2nd Lt. Joshua Radjenovich a student pilot in Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-08, Feb. 28, 2020. After a highly competitive 52-week class in SUPT, the instructor pilots voted which of the graduates they would most want as a wingman, flying into battle.
  • SUPT classes 20-10, 20-11 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-10 and 20-11 are set to graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, March 27, 2020. Laughlin is the home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to build combat-ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Anne McCready)
  • University offers classes at Laughlin AFB education center

    The base education center is scheduled to host on-site college classes starting Jan. 13, 2020 at building 221 on Mitchell Blvd. The term lasts until March 8, it and provides a chance for Airmen who may have a busy schedule to get the in-class experience and assistance they need.
  • Maj. Gen. Leavitt visits Laughlin once again

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – On the same day Laughlin introduces 11 new, combat ready military aviators into the ranks of the world’s greatest Air Force, Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, the Air Forces Recruiting Service commander and command pilot, visited Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. However, she didn’t come empty handed for the new aviators. This Laughlin graduate and “hometown hero” brought with her 26 years of experience that all started right here, and spanned to see her become the U.S. Air Force’s first female fighter pilot and first female commander of a combat fighter wing.
  • 87 FTS: 100 years in the making

    One of the oldest squadrons in the Air Force celebrates its centennial
  • 87th FTS celebrates 100 years of excellence

    One of the U.S. Air Force’s oldest flying squadrons celebrates its 100th anniversary at Laughlin Air Force Base, Aug. 18, 2017.
  • Puerto Rican Airman overcomes all odds

    Staff Sgt. Omar Rivera Rivera was recently accepted into Commissioned Officer Training for the Medical Service Corps.
  • Laughlin Historian recounts Civilian Acculturation Leadership Training program

    Casey Connell, 47th Flying Training Wing historian, recounts his experience at the Civilian Acculturation Leadership Training program.
  • Retired Col. Kimberly Olson: A Laughlin legacy

    Retired Air Force Col. Kimberly Olson was the first woman to attend and graduate undergraduate pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Due to her willingness to become a pilot, an outdated policy was changed to allow women the opportunity to apply to pilot training while in Officer Training School.