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  • Laughlin AFB updates HPCON

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas— Due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the local area, the 47th Flying Training Wing Commander, Colonel Lee Gentile, has directed the base transition to Health Protection Condition Charlie (HPCON C). This action is necessary to better protect the health of our people and continue the vital DoD mission we
  • Child Development Center at Laughlin AFB takes measures to prevent COVID-19

    The team at the Laughlin Child Development Center have always had their hands full, charged with the welfare of the base’s youth. The week of June 1, 2020, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, returned to Health Protection Level Bravo, which means operations as normal for the base although still with precautions.
  • Laughlin Airman makes a lifestyle of healthy eating

    Growing up, Airman 1st Class Matthew Blasberg worked out but was never what you’d call ‘fit’. His senior photos showed a round-faced boy who could have passed for a 12-year-old and he felt his confidence drain. Blasberg, fresh out of high school, moved away from home to take college classes. With the influence of his older sister, he began to dabble in healthy eating to reach a higher level of fitness. Not long after, he made the life-changing decision to join the U.S. Air Force.
  • A day in the life of an instructor pilot during COVID-19

    COVID-19 has impacted millions in their work routine not only in the U.S. but the world. Here at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Airmen do not go on as normal, yet they still work tirelessly to get the mission done.
  • When it Rains it Pours, So Have an Umbrella

    Over the last few months, there has been a global paradigm shift in the world we know. Initially, information trickled like a leaky 10-year old faucet, and it was manageable. As the situation evolved and became dire, the once bothersome leak transformed into full-blown water cannon, blasting all of humanity.
  • Spouses make masks for military at Laughlin

    A club called XL Sew Strong, made primarily of Laughlin spouses, formed to use their tailoring talents to create face masks for Airmen. Face Masks are in limited supply due to the outbreak of COVID-19so numerous Laughlin and community members have taken up the task of sewing and creating their own reusable, protective face coverings.
  • I’m doing my part -- stay home

    It’s clear that mankind is currently facing a pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 has infected more than 1 million people globally. Nearly every single country on earth is affected. Well, what can you do? What can the person next to you do? If you aren’t a doctor treating afflicted people, or a scientist searching for a vaccine, what can you actually do?
  • Laughlin’s commissary is essential to the mission

    Not many customers interact with their store cashier and think their job is as crucial as a paramedic’s, firefighter’s or police officer’s. As it turns out, they are. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Defense announced on March 25 that all Defense Commissary Agency operations, including the commissary at Laughlin Air Force Base, are mission-critical.
  • Laughlin declares state of emergency, initiates HPCON Charlie

    As the situation regarding COVID-19 evolves and the possibility for exposure to the virus heightens, Laughlin leadership declares a Public Health Emergency in conjunction with a Health Protection Condition to Charlie, today, March 25. 
  • COVID-19: What to expect at Laughlin

    A lot has happened over the last couple weeks regarding the novel coronavirus, as many are probably already aware. In response to the outbreak in other parts of the country, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, has made modifications to protect the health and wellness of its Airmen, their families, the local community, and everyone who visit the base.