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  • New leader takes reins at AETC

    Lt. Gen. Brian Robinson took the reins of Air Education and Training Command from Lt. Gen. Brad Webb during a change of command ceremony here May 20. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. presided over the ceremony and emphasized the importance of the AETC mission to recruit, train and educate

  • Laughlin moves to HPCON Bravo

    Due to a steady decrease in positive COVID-19 cases in Val Verde County, the 47th Flying Training Wing commander, Col. Craig Prather, has directed the change to Health Protection Condition Bravo on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, effective immediately. The movement to HPCON Bravo does not alter the policies

  • F-35A demo team, A-10 demo team brief capabilities to Laughlin students

    The roar of the F-35A Lightning II shook the entire flightline and everyone watching, as it soared not too far above, on Oct. 13, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.Small groups of student and instructor pilots speckled far beneath, as an A-10 Thunderbolt II swooped in from the opposite

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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