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  • XLer of the Week: Master Sgt. Debra Johnson

    Master Sgt. Debra Johnson, 47th Logistics Readiness Flight material management and traffic management contracting officer representative, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Jan. 14, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Laughlin Airmen earn Air Force level awards

    Four of Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas' Airmen, military and civilian, earned various awards across Air Education and Training Command and the U.S. Air Force in late 2018.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Sabrina Peña

    Sabrina Peña, 47th Wing Staff Agencies violence prevention integrator, understands the pressure some feel to know things they may not know. She recalled a time soon after she began working for the U.S. Air Force when she wrote her first memorandum. Instead of understanding her lack of Air Force knowledge, her supervisor made fun of the
  • Laughlin cyclist returns to racing after hit and run

    Albert Garcia, a controller in the 47th Operations Support Squadron, proved everyone wrong when he competed in the 208-mile No Country for Old Men ultra bicycle race Oct. 12. When Garcia got run over on his bicycle June 9, 2015 by a hit-and-run driver, it was supposed to be a day that stopped many things for him.
  • XLer of the Week: Gilbert Wheeler

    Gilbert Wheeler, 47th Medical Support Squadron information systems flight chief, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Jan. 7, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Heather Slate

    Customer service careers, for some who work in those fields, provide much more than just products or services. For Heather Slate, 47th Force Support Squadron bowling center recreational assistant, customer service provides an avenue to forge new friendships, a shoulder for familiar faces to lean on in hard times, giving community members reasons to keep coming back.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. Rafael Franjul

    Tech. Sgt. Rafael Franjul, 47th Flying Training Wing Judge Advocate Office NCO in charge, strives daily to balance the rigors and demands of his U.S. Air Force job with family time. “I devote every moment I am not working to try and make sure my family knows how important they are to me,” Franjul said. “I do this by spending time with them doing activities we both enjoy.”
  • XLer of the Week: Staff Sgt. Corey Freundner

    Staff Sgt. Corey Freundner, 47th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Nov. 26, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: 2nd Lt. Jordan Sowden

    From the outside looking in, when some people think about a military service member the image of a dirt-covered, battle-hardened grunt in full combat gear may come to mind. Those who served could testify that isn’t always the case. Second Lieutenant Jordan Sowden, 47th Mission Support Group executive officer, breaks those barriers with her bright personality.
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