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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: 1st Lt. Mickel McGann
First Lt. Mickel McGann, 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs deputy chief, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Nov. 12, 2018, 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: 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.
Airman’s Spotlight: Col. Todd Dyer
Various community natives joined military members from past wars to today’s aviators to honor this year’s Veterans Day ceremony in Del Rio, Texas. The keynote speaker, Col. Todd Dyer, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, took a moment to express his thoughts on the significance of the day, and the importance that it has not only to him but to all American citizens.
SUPT Class 19-02 set to graduate
All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-02’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Nov. 16, 2018, in Anderson Hall, here. Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, will be the guest speaker.
2018 junior deployers claim Laughlin
The 2018 Junior Deployment brought together volunteers, leaders, parents and community members to make the opportunity possible for military children and children from the community to learn about Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas’ mission on Nov. 3, 2018. November is the month of the military family, and Master Sgt. Crystal Beckham, 47th Force Support Squadron readiness NCO and 2018 Junior Deployment coordinator, says the base saw the junior deployment as a beneficial way to bring military and community members together.
New commander takes reins at 47th Flying Training Wing
Col. Lee Gentile assumed command of the 47th Flying Training Wing Oct. 31 during a ceremony in Hangar 1 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. “Every Airman is crucial to the success of the wing’s mission,” Gentile said. “As leaders, it’s our mission to ensure our Airmen understand their part and their impact.”
Airman's Spotlight: Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty
Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, is responsible for and oversees over 45 percent of the Air Force’s annual flying hour program that trains more than 32,000 U.S. and allied aircrew annually flying 28 different type of aircraft. The 19th Air Force, based out of Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, is composed of more than
XLer of the week: Airman 1st Class Lucas Lobo
Airman 1st Class Lucas Lobo, 47th Medical Support Squadron outpatient records technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Oct. 15, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
XLer of the week: Staff Sgt. Kenneth Rambo
Staff Sgt. Kenneth Rambo, 47th Flying Training Wing egress systems craftsman was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Oct. 8, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Todd Dyer, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.