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  • Laughlin’s unexpected visit from Santa spreads holiday cheer, enhances pilot training

    Santa Claus, supreme allied commander of the North Pole, arrived at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 17, 2019. As part of an ongoing cooperation between Laughlin and the North Pole, the meeting seeks to enhance the base’s Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training program by providing student pilots an opportunity of a lifetime—delivering presents all across the United States.
  • New virtual reality platform comes to Laughlin

    Inside the network communications building of the 47th Communications Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, all sorts of technical projects and doodads are either being created for the first time or fixed to working order.
  • T-6 Texan II sun shades improve training capability

    Over the last few years, sun shelters have been constructed to house many of the aircraft at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The new T-6 Texan II sun shelters, which shelters currently 33 aircraft, have been rolling out to improve training and the quality of life for individuals and Airmen working on the flightline.
  • Laughlin FAIPs XL at FAIP FLAG 2019

    Laughlin First Assignment Instructor Pilots (FAIPs) recently participated in the first FAIP FLAG white jet flying competition, August 9-11 2019, at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • ALS Class 19-E Graduates

    Airman Leadership School Class 19-E graduated after four weeks of training, July 11, 2019, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. Airman Leadership School is a course designed to give students a better understanding of their role as a supervisor, and is a prerequisite of joining the non-commissioned officer ranks.
  • SUPT Class 19-01 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-01’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Oct. 26, in Anderson Hall, here.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Airman 1st Class Marco Gomez

    There’s not many jobs on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, or even in the military, that give its Airmen an opportunity to take a glimpse over the entire base’s operations.
  • XLer of the Week: Howard Knoll

    Howard Knoll, 47th Maintenance Directorate T-38C Talon Division aircraft maintenance trainer, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Aug. 20, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Stephanie Savaiano-Calderon

    Staff Sgt. Stephanie Savaiano-Calderon, 47th Medical Operations Squadron Dental Clinic oral prevetive assistant, is trained to provide patients with oral health education and information as well as the basic elements of preventive care. Savaiano-Calderon’s hope is that the overall quality of the work she and her team accomplish in the clinic, will
  • Defenders and fire dogs take training to a new level

    The 47th Security Forces Squadron and the 47th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters recently held a training course focused on saving minutes and lives at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 1, 2018. RTF, or Response Task Force, was the focus of the training, and it zeroed in on cutting down the time required for emergency personnel to evacuate and treat victims of an active shooter event. The course was the second time the class had been held on base, and Laughlin’s security forces squadron is one of the first installations to incorporate RTF into their training program.