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  • Commander’s Expectations: Job #1 is to lead

    Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, will share his 12 expectations over the course of the next few months in a series of graphics. This week’s charge is to understand the importance of our job to lead by example and how we can inspire our peers to tackle the mission head-on. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Marco A.
  • Col. Lee Gentile on resilience and connection at Laughlin Air Force Base

    Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, addresses Laughlin personnel about feeling connected, respected and protected by their peers Aug. 2, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • XLer of the week: Tech. Sgt. Nathaniel Andrews

    Technical Sgt. Nathaniel Andrews, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of July 15, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Harper, 47th Mission Support Group superintendent, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • 47 MDG Undergoes Medical Squadron Reform

    The 47th Medical Group reorganized its squadrons, the 47th Medical Operations Squadron and the 47th Medical Support Squadron, as part of the Air Force Medical Service Medical Squadron reform, on July 15, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The 47th MDG will remain as such, but the 47th MDSS will become the 47th Healthcare Operations Squadron, and the 47th MDOS will transition to the 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron.
  • XLer of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Michele Lazurka

    Tech. Sgt. Michele Lazurka, 47th Medical Operations Squadron flight medicine office manager, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of July 8, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Todd Dyer, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, 47th Operations Group superintendent, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Abby Salas

    During PCS season and on graduation weekend, the Laughlin Manor’s pace of business picks up considerably. Abby Salas, 47th Force Support Squadron custodial supervisor, does not mind the extra work it adds to her plate. “We enjoy preparing the rooms for the students awaiting training and new permanent party members coming to Laughlin,” Salas said.
  • An assistant SECAF and 19th Air Force commander listen to Laughlin

    John Henderson, assistant Secretary of the Air Force for installations environment and energy, and Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander, discuss possible problem solutions with senior leadership at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 15, 2019. While walking through Anderson Hall the group discussed pilot production increase, innovation
  • Airman's Spotlight: 2nd Lt. Qawi Carmack

    Second Lt. Qawi Carmack, 47th Communications Squadron deputy flight commander of cyber plans and programs, believes it’s important to have a support group of peers who help each other learn and grow. As the president of the Company Grade Officers Council, Carmack said the organization offers professional development opportunities and fellowship for
  • XLer of the week: Juan Soriano

    Juan Soriano, 47th Maintenance Directorate Plans and Scheduling work lead, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of June 10, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Grow Your Own training brings couple to Laughlin’s flightline

    Two Laughlin maintainers, a husband and wife team, are both a product of a different facet of the Grow Your Own Program. Grow Your Own is a program which has brought more than 300 maintainers into the 47th Maintenance Directorate throughout its 30 year history.
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