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  • Commanders Deskside update for July 2019

    Watch Col. Lee Gentile and Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III answer questions on Basic House Allowance, Losano Fitness Center, Shopette gas station pumps and more on this edition of the Commanders Deskside!
  • XLer of the week: Juan Soriano

    Juan Soriano, 47th Maintenance Directorate Plans and Scheduling work lead, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of June 10, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. Jason Anderson

    Technical Sergeant Jason Anderson, 47th Medical Group flight medicine NCO in charge, challenges those to turn lemons into lemonade in this edition of the Airman’s Spotlight, June 12, 2019. Anderson believes that how one reacts to their surroundings not only affects them in the short term, but how one can look at similar circumstances and life in the future.
  • XLer of the Week: Staff Sgt. Timothy Loudenback

    Staff Sgt. Timothy Loudenback, 47th Security Forces Squadron standards and evaluation NCO in charge, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, for the week of June 3, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • 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)