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Airman Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Jason Sampson
As the NCO in charge at the 47th Medical Healthcare Operations Squadron pharmacy at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Staff Sgt. Jason Sampson manages pharmacy operations, patient care and administrative functions like budget, supply and adherence to Air Force instructions. In Sampson’s eyes, attention to detail is all about making sure the patients
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
SUPT classes 19-19, 19-20 set to graduate
All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 19-19 and 19-20’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., July 26, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Brig. Gen. (retired) James Mackey, Air Combat Command assistant to director of operations, will be the guest speaker.
Grow Your Own training brings couple to Laughlin’s flightline
Two Laughlin maintainers, a husband and wife team, are both a product of a different facet of the Grow Your Own Program. Grow Your Own is a program which has brought more than 300 maintainers into the 47th Maintenance Directorate throughout its 30 year history.
'Country on the Border:' Laughlin celebrates through music
An evening of award-winning music by chart-topping artists kicks off Laughlin’s 47th Anniversary of the 47th Flying Training Wing, at 5 p.m. June 22, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Key performers will be Easton Corbin, a multiple award winner with two number-one singles and key performing artist on Carrie Underwood’s 2016 The Storyteller Tour, and Thompson Square, an internationally renowned country duo with two Top 5 albums and multiple Grammy Award nominations.
XLer of the week: Airman 1st Class Sahira Contreras
Airman 1st Class Sahira Contreras, 47th Medical Support Squadron referral management technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of May 27, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Andrew Cruz, 47th Medical Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jose Diaz, 47th MDG superintendent, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
SUPT Class 19-10 set to graduate
All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-10’s graduation ceremony at 9 a.m., May 31, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Col. (retired) Carl W. Rahn, 618th Air Operations Center director of operations, will be the guest speaker.
SUPT Class 19-16 set to graduate
All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-16’s graduation ceremony at 10:30 a.m., May 31, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Col. (retired) Michael J. Lepper, former United States North American Aerospace Defense Command director of the commander’s action line, will be the guest speaker. Awards and special recognition will be given to outstanding graduates.
Xler of the week: Airman 1st Class Justin Welch
Airman 1st Class Justin Welch, 47th Flying Training Wing Command Post emergency actions controller, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of May 20, 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.