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  • 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.
  • Laughlin retires K-9 service dog, long-time friend

    The 47th Security Forces Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base retired one of its oldest K-9 service dogs on Friday, Aug. 25.
  • STEP promotion surprises defender

    April Fool’s Day came with a pleasant surprise this year for Tech. Sgt. Richard Bates, 47th Security Forces Squadron flight chief. Bates was selected by Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, for promotion to Technical Sergeant under the Stripes for Exceptional Performers (STEP) program -- and it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke.
  • Laughlin XLer: Airman 1st Class Karen Reyes

    Reyes was chosen by wing leadership as this week’s XLer for her outstanding contributions to her unit and Laughlin.