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  • New leader takes reins at AETC

    Lt. Gen. Brian Robinson took the reins of Air Education and Training Command from Lt. Gen. Brad Webb during a change of command ceremony here May 20. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. presided over the ceremony and emphasized the importance of the AETC mission to recruit, train and educate

  • Col. Prather tours CDC, Youth Center, STEM school, housing

    Melissa Menchaca, 47th Force Support Squadron child development center director, discusses challenges and solutions for child development center operations during COVID-19 with Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander on Aug. 21, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Prather toured

  • Laughlin Airman makes a lifestyle of healthy eating

    Growing up, Airman 1st Class Matthew Blasberg worked out but was never what you’d call ‘fit’. His senior photos showed a round-faced boy who could have passed for a 12-year-old and he felt his confidence drain.Blasberg, fresh out of high school, moved away from home to take college classes. With the

  • 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

  • The 47th AOPTU prepares student pilots to land a career in flight

    2nd Lt. Eric Wiggins and other student pilots from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 20-05 practice their parachute landing falls, Jan. 17, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. They used two and four foot platforms to jump from, and when they fell, they practiced making 5 points of

  • 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

  • Soaring to the Summit on the wings of Eagles

    He was stationed at Laughlin in 2016, and by 2018, the renowned cheerleader helped make it possible for a local Del Rio, Texas, team to win a national cheerleading championship. For Maj. Owen-John Williams, 47th Medical Group Mental Health Flight commander and Amistad Eagles assistant cheerleading

  • Airman’s Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Otis Williams III

    As part of Air Education and Training Command’s “Airmen” theme for July, Staff Sgt. Otis Williams III, 47th Flying Training Wing NCO in charge of religious affairs, shares his insight into what it’s like to be part of the Airman family.When asked about what being an Airman meant to him, Williams was

  • Family advocacy – empowering Laughlin Airmen

    For many Airmen, the struggle of balancing long hours on duty while maintaining a healthy family or social life may prove challenging.Recognizing life situations in the professional and personal environments, the 47th Medical Operations Squadron has organized several classes under the family