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SUPT Class 19-02 set to graduate
All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-02’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Nov. 16, 2018, in Anderson Hall, here. Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, will be the guest speaker.
Media Release - Downed aircraft on Laughlin Air Force Base
The members involved in the T-38 Talon incident from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Nov. 13, 2018, have been identified.
Domestic violence: a vicious cycle of hurt
Mary Jeffcoat was young when she learned her aunt, Pamela Tubbs, becoming engaged and moving in with her husband, Kenneth Tubbs, in a small town named Oil City, right outside Shreveport, La. However, their relationship began to change as Kenneth became more controlling and physical toward his wife Pamela. He would continuously demean her, fights would turn physical and eventually, he would confine her to the house with little access to her family.
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.
Pink ribbon, pink gloves
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says breast cancer awareness? Some might say, the iconic pink ribbon. Others might think back to the pink gloves National Football League players wear on game days throughout the month of October.
Airman’s Spotlight: Deborah Pagan
Many shy away from handling financial issues due to complexity, and dealing with government finances can seem especially daunting. The repercussions could be severe if there is suspected fraud waste and abuse in question. That is why it is important for Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, to have a team of analysts, who oversee government purchase cardholders, how vouchers are filed and many more financial doings. Deborah Pagan, 47th Flying Training Wing Comptroller Squadron financial budget analyst, has worked five years in finance and 10 years as the 47th Operations Group resource advisor, helping Airmen sort through the financial fog of government expenses.
XLer of the week: Capt. Tiffany Sykes
Capt. Tiffany Sykes, 47th Flying Training Wing assistant staff judge advocate, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Sept. 4, 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.
47th MDG Airman creates library of miniatures
Staff Sgt. Barbara Panama, 47th Medical Group uniform business office manager, inspects on of the clay miniatures on display in her office on Sept. 12, 2018 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Panama has been crafting miniatures since she was 12, and says creating things helps her focus her energy and relieves stress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman
Look, Listen and Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.
The 47th Civil Engineers Squadron’s fire emergency services flight strives to provide the most comprehensive fire emergency services support possible to the 47th Flying Training Wing. The fire prevention office is part of that comprehensive service. Our mission is to keep people and facilities safe from fire through public education programs and fire prevention visits.
Airman’s Spotlight: Senior Master Sgt. John Penland
Since the inception of the modern cyberspace and subsequent concepts of cyber warfare, the U.S. Air Force has led the charge in defense of this domain for the United States. It’s a domain that the 47th Communications Squadron’s superintendent, Senior Master Sgt. John Penland, has suited up in ABUs and defended for more than 20 years. From picking up the telephone to assist a customer in setting up their email inbox, to setting up wireless access points in remote, hostile territory, one could say Penland has seen and accomplished a lot.