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  • XLer of the Week: Jesus Perez

    Jesus Perez, 47th Contracting Flight contract specialist, was chosen by wing leadership to be this week’s “XLer”, Nov. 8, 2017.
  • Wing safety, security forces reminds Laughlin of speeding issues

    On a bright and sunny day, with dry, level pavement and really good brakes, it would take more than 100 feet to bring a vehicle traveling 30 mph to a complete stop. However, the reaction time exponentially decreases the faster one drives. A mere five miles over the limit can cause a driver to take more than 150 feet to stop, meaning every second matters.
  • Laughlin announces UAS guidance

    Unmanned Aircraft Systems are being detected in and around Laughlin Air Force Base and leadership wants to ensure everyone receives the latest regulation for operating these devices. To ensure flying safety remains paramount in the airspace around Del Rio, Laughlin, and Laughlin Auxiliary Field, located near Spofford, Texas, Laughlin officials are asking all UAS, also called drones, operators to become knowledgeable and practice good general operating rules required to fly a UAS in the National Airspace System.
  • Cyber awareness week informs, educates

    With the domination of online platforms like social media, mobile banking, and targeted advertisements, a person’s cyber footprint is much larger than one might think. During the week of Oct. 23, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas’ Airmen and base personnel had an opportunity to further their education and awareness of their personal and business online presence.
  • XLer of the Week: First Lt. Jason Dark

    First Lt. Jason Dark, 87th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be this week’s “XLer”, Oct. 11. The “XLer,” a wing-level award program sponsored by Col. Charles Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and presented by Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th FTW vice commander, is awarded to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin’s mission.
  • Federal agencies donate food at Feds Feed Families annual donation event

    Laughlin joined forces with other federal agencies as part of Feds Feed Families donated and unloaded 6,100 pounds of food, Oct. 11, to Val Verde Loaves and Fishes, a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization in Del Rio, Texas, who provides food for those in need.
  • Laughlin links medics with pilots in training

    Throughout the past year, the 47th Medical Group experimented with connecting medics with pilots going through a rigorous 52-week undergraduate training program to streamline medical care and minimize lost training time.
  • Laughlin dental creates bright smiles

    With the mission of tending to Laughlin’s permanent party Airmen and the constant processing of incoming pilots to the wing’s training program, the 47th Medical Operations Squadron dental flight has a tall order to fill.
  • Air Force Ball held at Laughlin

    Laughlin’s Airmen and their family members took to Club XL in mess dresses and evening dresses to celebrate the 2017 Air Force Ball, held Sept. 30. The theme of the ball was the 1940s era, according to Capt. Donald Lewis, the event coordinator, which aimed capture the rich culture and history of airpower for the United States.
  • The 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing reunites at Laughlin

    Members of the 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing and their spouses returned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 22, 2017; the base they were assigned to when the Cuban Missile Crisis was at its height during the 1960s.
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