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  • Team XL takes on active shooter exercise

    Laughlin personnel participated in an active shooter training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. A simulated suspect barricaded himself in a small room and tested the defenders’ ability to respond to a hostage situation. Exercises like this one are aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities.
  • Defensor Fortis: XL Defenders hold the line

    Laughlin's Defenders trekked through the base’s farthest corners, fighting off a simulated enemy with their sights set on sharpening their tactics as a unit at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 17, 2019. They changed up the tempo with an exercise that challenged their tactics, teamwork and physical fitness.
  • Laughlin participates in Scarlet Hawk 18-05 exercise

    For the Department of Defense, one of the biggest threats to security is on the inside: an active shooter that’s trained, willing and able to open fire on fellow service members. The scenario was the subject of a base wide exercise as part of Scarlet Hawk 18-05, Thursday, Aug. 23, when an Airman, playing the part of a disgruntled military member, walked into Club XL and hypothetically changed the course of Laughlin history forever.
  • Base exercises keep Laughlin Airmen prepared for potential mishap

    “Murphy’s Law” is an old adage that suggests if there’s an opportunity for something to go wrong it can, and it will – and the Air Force is not immune.
  • Laughlin XLer: Capt. Jordan Ediger

    Ediger was chosen by wing leadership as this week’s XLer for his outstanding contributions to his unit and Laughlin
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