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  • Southwinds Marina, wing safety share Lake Amistad safety tips

    For many stationed here at Laughlin, Lake Amistad is known as Del, Rio’s hidden gem, and is an easy choice for all sorts of outdoor activities like boating, kayaking and swimming. However, for as much fun and relaxation many of those activities can be, being safe and knowing the surroundings while on the lake will help ensure a day of relaxation doesn’t end prematurely, or with a visit to the clinic.
  • Commander's Corner: Together...We Are Laughlin

    Hopefully by now you’ve heard me say it. ”We are Laughlin!” Sure, every now and then I get the “Da---Da-Da---Da---Da-Da-Da” (think Farmers Insurance commercial), and I’m okay with that. But more often than that I get a more serious question, “What does it mean?” Or better yet, “So what?” Both are fair questions, and hopefully after hearing what “We are Laughlin” means to me, both will be answered.
  • SUPT Class 18-11 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-11’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. June 29 in Anderson Hall here.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Alvaro Constancio

    Walking into a maintenance hangar enjoys an atmosphere different than anywhere else at Laughlin, and it’s one that some XL members don’t get a chance to experience. It is an atmosphere that embodies “work hard, play hard,” in its own way. Climate control is substituted with the coming and going of the seasons, however fist-bumps and friendly banter are year-round. Alvaro Constancio, 47th Maintenance Directorate T-6 Texan II maintainer, has been a part of that environment since 2001, as a product of the “Grow Your Own” program, and said he’s happy to be there.
  • Happiness is on purpose, not an accident

    There are several elements to happiness but none more important, by far, than good relationships. In my career as a doctor when people are stripped of all they have and are, on their death beds, it’s all about relationships
  • SUPT Class 18-10 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-10’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., June 8 at Anderson Hall here. Lt. Col. Cory Christoffer, 47th Student Squadron commander, will be the guest speaker.
  • Vice commander retires after 21-year career

    There’s more to what many of Laughlin’s Airmen saw on June 1, 2018, when the vice wing commander took center stage for her retirement ceremony.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Capt. Nicholas Atkins

    In today’s highly technological era of airpower requiring adaptable, capable, and lethal airmen, meeting those demands can prove to be challenging.
  • Laughlin hosts the ‘Fiesta of Flight’

    The normally quiet Texas skies were filled with the low rumbles and sub-sonic booms of aircraft across many generations providing a spectacle for more than 22,000 local community members flocking to Laughlin’s open gates for the first time in nearly a decade.
  • Airman Spotlight: Master Sgt. Nicholas Jiles

    Master Sgt. Nicholas Jiles, 47th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment flight chief, is nearing his 20-year mark in the Air Force. In that time, he has had a lot of time to reflect on what it means to be an Airman. A “Big-A Airman.”