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  • 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.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. Jason Anderson

    Technical Sergeant Jason Anderson, 47th Medical Group flight medicine NCO in charge, challenges those to turn lemons into lemonade in this edition of the Airman’s Spotlight, June 12, 2019. Anderson believes that how one reacts to their surroundings not only affects them in the short term, but how one can look at similar circumstances and life in the future.
  • XLer of the Week: Staff Sgt. Timothy Loudenback

    Staff Sgt. Timothy Loudenback, 47th Security Forces Squadron standards and evaluation NCO in charge, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, for the week of June 3, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Lt. Col. Gentry Mobley

    Lt. Col. Gentry Mobley, 85th Flying Training Squadron commander, pointed out the world of U.S. Air Force pilot training is going through once-in-a-lifetime changes. “When I went through pilot training, I graduated with 200 hours of flying,” said Mobley. “Students now graduate with about 120 hours. The question is how we leverage technology to
  • SUPT Class 19-10 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-10’s graduation ceremony at 9 a.m., May 31, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Col. (retired) Carl W. Rahn, 618th Air Operations Center director of operations, will be the guest speaker.
  • New flightline shuttles ready for Laughlin’s aircrew

    Beginning this year, the 47th Mission Support Group logistics readiness flight has prepared Laughlin’s aviators and flightline workers with a much-requested flightline amenity—air conditioned and spacious flightline shuttles.
  • SUPT Class 19-16 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-16’s graduation ceremony at 10:30 a.m., May 31, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Col. (retired) Michael J. Lepper, former United States North American Aerospace Defense Command director of the commander’s action line, will be the guest speaker. Awards and special recognition will be given to outstanding graduates.
  • Xler of the week: Airman 1st Class Justin Welch

    Airman 1st Class Justin Welch, 47th Flying Training Wing Command Post emergency actions controller, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of May 20, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Laughlin observes its own for Memorial Day

    “It’s been a tough 18 months for Team XL,” said Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, as he contemplated the wing’s preparation for a memorial service for 2nd Lt. Kristofer Saenz, who was killed in a car accident May 18, 2019. “We’ve lost four vital members in about 18 months. That is never easy for a small wing like ours to handle,” he said.
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