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  • Laughlin Honor Guard assists with Congressman Johnson’s final goodbye

    The Dyess Air Force Base honor guard program manager, reached out to me unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 regarding assistance for active duty military funeral honors for U.S. Congressman, retired Col. Samuel Robert Johnson, former prisoner of war and prior Thunderbird pilot. Johnson was a decorated fighter pilot in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The colonel was shot down in North Vietnam, suffering a broken arm and broken back. He was captured as a POW and endured torture and solitary confinement for nearly seven years. He was released in Operation Homecoming and returned to the U.S. The veteran went on to give 28 more years in service in the Texas House of Representatives.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Christopher Johnson

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Johnson, honor guard NCO in charge, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, enjoys how his special duty continues to broaden his perspective of the U.S. Air Force and his range of experience. He notes once he or his team don their blues, they stop representing themselves alone and begin symbolizing the Air Force as a whole. “Honor
  • Laughlin graduates new honor guard members

    Seven Airmen gained the official delegation to be called honor guard members yesterday at Heritage Park, July 10. In order to officially complete their training, graduates were required to showcase some of their duties during a simulated mock funeral, which consisted of a firing party, flag folding, and rendition of Taps.
  • Memorial Day ceremony observed by base Airmen, Del Rio

    While many citizens of the United States marked their calendars for an extra-long weekend, Laughlin and the city of Del Rio used that opportunity to honor fallen veterans on May 29 for Memorial Day.
  • Laughlin graduates first honor guard members

    Professionalism, tradition, conditioned; driven to excel no matter the type of ceremony, severity of the temperature, or size of the crowd. Those are just some of the characteristics that all honor guardsmen and women carry with them while performing their ceremonial duties.
  • Laughlin Honor Guard renders final salute for retiree

    Major General Homer Lewis passed away