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  • Women's History Month: Staff Sgt. Vicktoria Bradshaw

    Staff Sgt. Vicktoria Bradshaw, 47th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, is relatively new to the K-9 career field and to Laughlin Air Force base, Texas. Bradshaw is empowered by absorbing information and experience. She emphasizes the importance of giving and expecting respect, which is why she believes it’s valuable to listen
  • XLer of the week: Staff Sgt. James Shanahan

    Staff Sgt. James Shanahan, 47th Security Forces Squadron trainer, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the week” of Jan. 27, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Laughlin observes National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Defenders do more than scan Identification Cards at the front gate. Many have deployed overseas and have been in combat situations. For this very reason, Defenders work and train extensive hours to stay sharp at all times. Every year on Jan. 9, the nation takes a day to celebrate and honor the service of all law enforcement agencies around the country and abroad as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. This includes military law enforcement’s public service to ensure members of Laughlin work and live in a safe, threat-free environment.
  • Defensor Fortis: XL Defenders hold the line

    Laughlin's Defenders trekked through the base’s farthest corners, fighting off a simulated enemy with their sights set on sharpening their tactics as a unit at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 17, 2019. They changed up the tempo with an exercise that challenged their tactics, teamwork and physical fitness.
  • 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.