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  • XLer of the week: Ruth Kelly

    Ruth Kelly, 47th Comptroller Squadron lead budget analyst, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of Oct. 21, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented byCol. Cary Jones, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian

  • Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Distracted driving can happen anywhere, even here at Laughlin Air Force Base. Base safety officials are taking the lead to ensure all Team XL personnel and families don’t become another statistic. It all starts with base personnel taking the initiative to actually focus on driving when driving and

  • F-15E Strike Eagles visit Laughlin for capabilities briefing

    An F-15E Strike Eagle sits on the flightline at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Sept. 23, 2020. Two teams of pilots flying the F-15E visited Laughlin from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to talk with student pilots, first assignment instructor pilots and leaders on the aircrafts’

  • Laughlin celebrates Air Force Birthday with ruck competition

    Members of team XL eagerly watch a flyover at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, celebrating the Air Force's 73rd Birthday on Sept. 18, 2020. This flyover was to honor and celebrate the 73 years of service it has devoted to protecting this nation. (U.S Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

  • Col. Craig D. Prather takes command of Team XL

    Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander, passes the guidon to Col. Craig D. Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, during the virtual wing change of command ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 31, 2020. Prather takes command after serving as the commander of the 1st Joint

  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: July

    Happy birthday, Laughlin!This month we celebrate our 78th year as a base: The installation that would become Laughlin AFB was officially established as an Army Air Forces Advanced Flying School under the Army Air Corps, Central Flying Training Command, on 2 July 1942.

  • 47th Medical Group Virtual Change of Command

    Colonel Andrew Cruz passed command of the XL medics to Col. Christine Stabile, 47th Medical Group commander, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, June 26, 2020. The 47th MDG held their change of command online to accommodate for COVID-19 restrictions. (U.S. Air Force video by Tech. Sgt. Joseph

  • COVID-19: What to expect at Laughlin

    A lot has happened over the last couple weeks regarding the novel coronavirus, as many are probably already aware. In response to the outbreak in other parts of the country, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, has made modifications to protect the health and wellness of its Airmen, their families, the