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  • Laughlin community renames STEM school after Vietnam veteran

    Community and base members gathered to dedicate the Science Technology Engineering Mechanics elementary school to Roberto (Bobby) Barrera at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Jan. 18, 2019. Barrera, an educator, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam, and a community member whose sacrifice for his country was great, gave his name to the school and spoke about his life experience and his will to live and do good.
  • New commander takes the 47th OG under her wing

    The 47th Operations Group welcomed its new commander during an assumption of command ceremony on Nov. 27, 2018 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. U.S. Air Force Col. Carey Jones assumed command of 47th OG, becoming its first female commander.
  • SUPT class 19-03 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-03’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Dec. 14, 2018, in Anderson Hall, here.
  • 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.”