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  • 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.
  • Cancer survivor says knowledge is power

    The solid gym doors swung open, spilling the warm, Texas evening light across the Losano Fitness Center carpet. A woman with a lively step marched across the gym lobby down the hallway greeting the people she saw by name. She turned right into a room with mirrors, colorful mood lamps and a light, hardwood floor. A handful of women greeted her as they stretched and warmed up for the class.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Deborah Pagan

    Many shy away from handling financial issues due to complexity, and dealing with government finances can seem especially daunting. The repercussions could be severe if there is suspected fraud waste and abuse in question. That is why it is important for Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, to have a team of analysts, who oversee government purchase cardholders, how vouchers are filed and many more financial doings. Deborah Pagan, 47th Flying Training Wing Comptroller Squadron financial budget analyst, has worked five years in finance and 10 years as the 47th Operations Group resource advisor, helping Airmen sort through the financial fog of government expenses.
  • XLer of the week: Airman 1st Class Beau Cantrell

    Airman 1st Class Beau Cantrell, 47th Communications Squadron cyber transport technician was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Sept. 17, 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.
  • SUPT Class 18-14 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-14’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Sept. 7, in Anderson Hall, here.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Master Sgt. Shennet Camacho

    Master Sgt. Shenett Camacho, 47th Flying Training Wing Command Post superintendent of command and control operations, found mentors throughout her career who helped guide her in work and in her personal life. After discovering the worth of her role in the mission as an airman 1st class, Camacho decided to make the U.S. Air Force a career, and she leaned on her role models for wisdom.
  • XLer of the Week: Howard Knoll

    Howard Knoll, 47th Maintenance Directorate T-38C Talon Division aircraft maintenance trainer, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Aug. 20, 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.
  • Respect, Connect, Correct: A Simple Mantra for Squadron Strength

    In any high-performing organization, especially one dedicated to instruction or training, personal relationships and technical credibility form cornerstones to success. At every unit all-call, and upon meeting any new squadron member, I emphasize a three word mantra aimed to focus efforts on building credibility and strengthening relationships – Respect, Connect, Correct.
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