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  • New flightline shuttles ready for Laughlin’s aircrew

    Beginning this year, the 47th Mission Support Group logistics readiness flight has prepared Laughlin’s aviators and flightline workers with a much-requested flightline amenity—air conditioned and spacious flightline shuttles.
  • Xler of the week: Airman 1st Class Justin Welch

    Airman 1st Class Justin Welch, 47th Flying Training Wing Command Post emergency actions controller, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of May 20, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Terra Wade

    Terra Wade, 47th Flying Training Wing command support staff secretary, uses theater as a way to relax after work and maintain her friendships. She and her husband both perform in the group "The Upstagers", who perform in Del Rio, Texas.
  • Laughlin AFB mourns tragic loss

    On May 18, 2019, 2nd Lt. Kristofer M. Saenz was fatally injured in a head-on collision in Knippa, Texas. Saenz graduated pilot training April 19th in class 19-08 with a C-130 assignment to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Master Sgt. Blackwell visits Laughlin, talks service

    Building combat ready leaders and warriors involves many steps—one of which is an understanding of the past. With readiness and resiliency in mind, Master Sgt. (ret) Lee Blackwell visited Laughlin on May 2, 2019, to talk about how he turned tragedies and adverse experiences into lifelong tools for growth.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Andrew Longaker

    Staff Sgt. Andrew Longaker, a 47th Comptroller Squadron accounting technician, discusses the importance of keeping all of the Comprehensive Airman Fitness pillars strong and stable. “These pillars all rely on one another, meaning that when one pillar is weakened or destroyed, the other three pillars have to carry more weight,” Longaker said. “Eventually, one weakened pillar leads to four weakened pillars, damaging the integrity of any Airman. Lower fitness levels can eventually lead to lower energy levels and failed PT Tests, which can begin to affect the Mental & Social pillars if they go unchecked.” (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman John A. Crawford)
  • XLer of the week: Airman 1st Class Arial Taylor

    Airman 1st Class Arial Taylor, a 47th Comptroller Squadron commander support staff administration journeyman, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of April 17, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • SUPT Classes 19-08 and 19-09 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 19-08 and 19-09 graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 19, 2019. Laughlin is the home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to train the next generation of multi-domain combat aviators, deploy mission-ready warriors and develop professional, confident leaders. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Marco A. Gomez)
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. Janine White

    In a bid to enhance the leadership of students enrolled in the specialized undergraduate pilot training program, the 47th Student Squadron recently made Tech. Sgt. Janine White, the 47th Operations Support Squadron radar and weather systems NCO in-charge, the STUS’ first sergeant—a new position itself.
  • XLer of the Week: 1st Lt. Kimberly Bray

    1st Lt. Kimberly Bray, 434th Flying Training Squadron T-6A instructor pilot and flight scheduler, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of April 8, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
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