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  • 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.
  • Laughlin salutes frontline workers in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, San Angelo

    T-6A Texan IIs, T-1A Jayhawks and a T-38C Talons from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, blazed over the skies of nearby cities Eagle Pass, San Angelo, and of course, their hometown Del Rio, May 21, 2020. This flyover represents a salute from Laughlin showing gratitude to frontline workers everywhere, and motivating the community to remain resilient during the challenges of COVID-19.
  • XLer of the week: 1st Lt. Marc Howe

    First Lt. Marc Howe, 86th Flying Training Squadron flight scheduler and instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of April 27, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert L. Zackery, 47th FTW
  • Laughlin Airman writes letters to Lackland

    Airman 1st Class Cailey Brislin, 434th Squadron Aviation Resource Management (SARM) at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, writes to Basic Military Training Airmen at Lackland Air Force Base to offer support and words of wisdom. Brislin began Letters to Lackland in April, and has since gathered more than 50 of her fellow Airmen from around the world to
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Laughlin recognizes Women’s History Month

    Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, signed a Women’s History Month proclamation, here on March 4, 2020. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.
  • 86th FTS changes command

    On Feb. 25, 2020, Lt. Col. Justin Wetterhall took command of the 86th Flying Training Squadron, or the Lobos, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.