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  • Border Patrol, Laughlin partnership sharpens tactical skills

    The United States Customs and Border Patrol utilized Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas’ fire drill tower Nov. 22, 2019, to practice rappelling and fast-rope maneuvers. The Border Patrol Tactical (BORTAC) and Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) teams jointly practiced maneuvers to familiarize themselves with rappelling off helicopters, steep canyons or buildings.
  • Staying Toasty

    Members of the 47th Flying Training Wing gather in anticipation to hear a guest speaker. After a brief summary of events, Maj. Joy Spillers, a 47th Medical Group administrator, begins speaking and the room falls silent in attention.
  • New virtual reality platform comes to Laughlin

    Inside the network communications building of the 47th Communications Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, all sorts of technical projects and doodads are either being created for the first time or fixed to working order.
  • Operation XL Junior Deployers come to Laughlin

    The Operation XL Junior Deployment, hosted Nov. 2, 2019, provided children of military members an opportunity to have a glimpse at what their family members do during deployments and how they prepare to perform the Air Force mission.
  • XLer of the Week: Valentin Figueroa

    Valentin Figueroa, a 47th Contracting Flight contracting specialist, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the week” of Oct. 28, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • T-6 Texan II sun shades improve training capability

    Over the last few years, sun shelters have been constructed to house many of the aircraft at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The new T-6 Texan II sun shelters, which shelters currently 33 aircraft, have been rolling out to improve training and the quality of life for individuals and Airmen working on the flightline.
  • Medics Sharpen Skill with Readiness Training

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Watson, a 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron medical technician, guards a unit giving medical care during a readiness exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 25, 2019. One aspect the team trained on was setting up 360 degree perimeter security to protect anyone giving medical care from adversaries. (U.S. Air
  • XLer of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Rafael Franjul

    Tech. Sgt. Rafael Franjul, 47th Flying Training Wing Legal Office NCO in charge, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week” of Oct. 14, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Laughlin inducts new NCOs and SNCOs

    Last Friday, more than 20 new staff sergeants and six new master sergeants were welcomed into the non-commissioned officer and senior non-commissioned officer ranks respectively on Oct. 4, 2019.
  • Laughlin grooms civilian leaders with ALS opportunity

    Airman Leadership School is a five-week course that teaches junior enlisted Airmen leadership, management, and duties of the Air Force’s non-commissioned officer tier. Earlier this year, the opportunity arose for civilians to take the course, the 47th Maintenance Directorate at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, wasted no time sending five civil service maintainers. Five maintainers were part of ALS class 19-F, and learned how to be a better leader and civil servant, but also how they fit into the total force concept.
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