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  • Always believe in yourself, the rest will follow

    Ever since she was young, Airman 1st class Sahira Contreras, 47th Healthcare Operations Squadron referral management technician, saw her Dad in uniform and knew that’s the life she wanted when she was older. Her Dad always supported her goals to follow in his footsteps, so when she finished high school at age 17, her parents co-singed for her to join the U.S. Air Force.
  • Renovations at Laughlin’s Youth Center underway

    A few weeks back when Santa Claus came to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, he visited base leadership and dropped off all his presents for the year, and then took right off back to the North Pole. One base facility whose list did not go unnoticed, however, was the Youth Center. Starting this year, the center is sporting a new look. Along with fresh coats of paint, new flooring and all new workstations, the new look’s purpose is to invoke a sense of home life and relaxation.
  • 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.
  • University offers classes at Laughlin AFB education center

    The base education center is scheduled to host on-site college classes starting Jan. 13, 2020 at building 221 on Mitchell Blvd. The term lasts until March 8, it and provides a chance for Airmen who may have a busy schedule to get the in-class experience and assistance they need.
  • XLer of the week: Airman 1st Class Alfredo Gomez

    Airman 1st Class Alfredo Gomez, Operational Medical Readiness Squadron bioenvironmental engineering apprentice, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, Dec. 2, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zachary III,
  • Border Patrol, Laughlin partnership sharpens tactical skills

    The United States Customs and Border Patrol utilized Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas’ fire drill tower Nov. 22, 2019, to practice rappelling and fast-rope maneuvers. The Border Patrol Tactical (BORTAC) and Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) teams jointly practiced maneuvers to familiarize themselves with rappelling off helicopters, steep canyons or buildings.
  • XLer of the week: Liam Stanbridge

    Liam Stanbridge, 47th Operations Support Squadron aircraft survival and flight equipment repairer, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Nov. 13, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, 47th
  • 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.
  • Commander's Corner: Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis

    Have you ever asked yourself the most common question a person receives: why do you do what you do? I have asked this question many times before, and the standard cliché answers are often given: “because I signed up,” or “because it is the right thing to do.” Are these answers good enough? In my opinion, no!
  • Operation XL Junior Deployers come to Laughlin

    The Operation XL Junior Deployment, hosted Nov. 2, 2019, provided children of military members an opportunity to have a glimpse at what their family members do during deployments and how they prepare to perform the Air Force mission.
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