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  • XLer of the week: Mr. Alberto Ramirez

    Mr. Alberto Ramirez, 47th Maintenance Directorate power support systems work leader, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of Mar. 31, 2021, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, 47th Operations
  • XLer of the Week: Johnny Faz

    Johnny Faz, 47th Maintenace Directorate aircraft equipment maintenance analyst, was chosen by wing leadership to be the "XLer of the Week" for the week March 9, 2020.
  • Built to spec, made with care

    The U.S. Air Force uses a diverse array of aircraft to complete a wide variety of specialty missions for the U.S. Department of Defense. Even as powerful as these aircraft are, at the end of the day, they are still machinery that need to be repaired.
  • Laughlin grooms civilian leaders with ALS opportunity

    Airman Leadership School is a five-week course that teaches junior enlisted Airmen leadership, management, and duties of the Air Force’s non-commissioned officer tier. Earlier this year, the opportunity arose for civilians to take the course, the 47th Maintenance Directorate at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, wasted no time sending five civil service maintainers. Five maintainers were part of ALS class 19-F, and learned how to be a better leader and civil servant, but also how they fit into the total force concept.
  • XLer of the Week: Ken Simon

    Ken Simon, the 47th Maintenance Directorate chief contracting office representative, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the week” of Aug. 29, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • XLer of the week: Juan Soriano

    Juan Soriano, 47th Maintenance Directorate Plans and Scheduling work lead, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of June 10, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • 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.
  • Come hail or high water

    In Feb. 2016, storms gathered over Val Verde County, Texas, bringing strong winds and hail, briefly stopping power in the city of Del Rio, Texas and leaving Laughlin’s aircraft between an icy rock and a cold, hard place.