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  • XLer of the week: Staff Sgt. Kenneth Rambo

    Staff Sgt. Kenneth Rambo, 47th Flying Training Wing egress systems craftsman was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Oct. 8, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Todd Dyer, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Foul weather strikes Laughlin

    Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, was hit with a severe thunderstorm at approximately 3:56 a.m., Oct. 09, 2018, that flooded more than 24 buildings and left the flightline underwater.
  • Pink ribbon, pink gloves

    What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says breast cancer awareness? Some might say, the iconic pink ribbon. Others might think back to the pink gloves National Football League players wear on game days throughout the month of October.
  • XLer of the week: Airman 1st Class Beau Cantrell

    Airman 1st Class Beau Cantrell, 47th Communications Squadron cyber transport technician was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Sept. 17, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • 47th MDG Airman creates library of miniatures

    Staff Sgt. Barbara Panama, 47th Medical Group uniform business office manager, inspects on of the clay miniatures on display in her office on Sept. 12, 2018 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Panama has been crafting miniatures since she was 12, and says creating things helps her focus her energy and relieves stress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Senior Master Sgt. John Penland

    Since the inception of the modern cyberspace and subsequent concepts of cyber warfare, the U.S. Air Force has led the charge in defense of this domain for the United States. It’s a domain that the 47th Communications Squadron’s superintendent, Senior Master Sgt. John Penland, has suited up in ABUs and defended for more than 20 years. From picking up the telephone to assist a customer in setting up their email inbox, to setting up wireless access points in remote, hostile territory, one could say Penland has seen and accomplished a lot.
  • Laughlin participates in Scarlet Hawk 18-05 exercise

    For the Department of Defense, one of the biggest threats to security is on the inside: an active shooter that’s trained, willing and able to open fire on fellow service members. The scenario was the subject of a base wide exercise as part of Scarlet Hawk 18-05, Thursday, Aug. 23, when an Airman, playing the part of a disgruntled military member, walked into Club XL and hypothetically changed the course of Laughlin history forever.
  • XLer of the week: James Brown

    James Brown, 47th Logistics Readiness Flight installation deployment officer, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of August 13, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • STEM school opens at Laughlin

    The arrival and opening of the school brings new opportunities to the San Felipe Del Rio Independent School District and the base, while also being the first STEM school ever built on a military installation.
  • SUPT Class 18-13 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-13’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Aug. 17, in Anderson Hall, here.
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