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  • New food option opens at Laughlin's golf course

    Three years ago, the pro shop at the Leaning Pines Golf Course at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, consisted of only a small market accompanying a couple of couches meant for social functions. Fast forward to March 5, 2019, the shop now consists of Bogeys, a full course kitchen and dining area serving breakfast and lunch every day of the week, including weekends.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Rusty Thompson

    Rusty Thompson, 47th Maintenance Directorate T-38C Talon crew chief, knows what it means to serve, having been in the U.S. Army during the Gulf War and in Somalia, and coming from a family in the service. Now a crew chief for the 47th Maintenance Directorate, he passes on his excitement, expertise and experience to the next generation of multi-domain combat aviators training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • XLer of the Week: Tech Sgt. Joshua Nix

    Tech. Sgt. Joshua Nix, 47th Force Support Squadron NCO in charge of career development, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Feb. 18, 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.
  • Laughlin K-9s come to the rescue when evildoers bark up the wrong tree

    There are not too many jobs where “man’s best friend” is also your partner at work. One of those exceptions is the 47th Security Forces Squadron military working dogs team, who everyday patrols, trains, and works with K-9 dogs to detect and deter illegal contraband or people with less-than-noble intentions.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Airman 1st Class Anne McCready

    "Strengthening relationships with those around you,” means much more than a social media post, laced with lavish filters and sparkling effects. For Airman 1st Class Anne McCready, strengthening relationships is about comradery, support when the times are tough, and people to share moments of a lifetime with when times are good.
  • Bowling lanes receive new upgrades

    For many Americans, the iconic images of bowling balls shooting down finely polished lanes has defined a generation and their past-times of choice. In a bid to update the game for the newest generation, the 47th Force Support Squadron recently completed upgrades to the Cactus Lanes bowling alley. The changes involve not only a modernization, but personalized and new ways to play the game.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Justin Najarian

    For inbound enlisted Airmen coming to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, from either technical training or from another base, living in the dormitory for most is more than an option—it’s a requirement. To change the perception of living in the dorms, Staff Sgt. Justin Najarian, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen Dorm Leader, works day-in and day-out with the residents, the dorm council and base leadership to improve the quality of life for the dorm residents on base
  • XLer of the Week: Master Sgt. Debra Johnson

    Master Sgt. Debra Johnson, 47th Logistics Readiness Flight material management and traffic management contracting officer representative, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Jan. 14, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Laughlin Airmen earn Air Force level awards

    Four of Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas' Airmen, military and civilian, earned various awards across Air Education and Training Command and the U.S. Air Force in late 2018.
  • Laughlin cyclist returns to racing after hit and run

    Albert Garcia, a controller in the 47th Operations Support Squadron, proved everyone wrong when he competed in the 208-mile No Country for Old Men ultra bicycle race Oct. 12. When Garcia got run over on his bicycle June 9, 2015 by a hit-and-run driver, it was supposed to be a day that stopped many things for him.