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  • 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

  • 47th Civil Engineer Squadron Change of Command

    Lt. Col. Marc Johansen, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, addresses the 47 CES during his assumption of command on July 13, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. He and his family were last stationed at Stuttgart, Germany, where he served as engineer division chief at Special Operations

  • 47th Contracting Flight Change of Command

    Maj. Aaron Velasco, 47th Contracting Flight commander, and his wife, Jackie, pose for a photo after the change of command July 10, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The Velasco family hails from San Antonio, where he was a flight commander in at Basic Military Training. (U.S. Air Force photo

  • 87th Flying Training Squadron Aerial Change of Command

    Lt. Col. Gregory Moulton passes command of the 87th Flying Training Squadron to Lt. Col. Michael Palik, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, June 4, 2020. (U.S> Air Force video by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

  • Lt. Col. Christopher Best takes command of the 47th STUS

    Col. Carey Jones, 47th Operations Group commander, passes a guidon to the new commander of the 47th Student Squadron, Lt. Col. Christopher Best, during a change of command ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 18, 2020. The passing of the guidon represents a formal transfer of authority

  • Laughlin welcomes new “base mayor”

    On a cool, cloudy Wednesday, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas’ 47th Mission Support Group welcomed its new commander into their ranks, Col. Ted Glasco, on April 25, 2018.

  • ‘Rattlers’ welcome new commander

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Katz formally assumed command of the 47th Operations Support Squadron during a transfer of responsibility, March 2, 2018, here. Katz assumed command of the squadron from Lieutenant Colonel Britt Warren during the change of command ceremony. This type of formal military

  • Laughlin welcomes new commander

    The 47th Flying Training Wing welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony June 28. U.S. Air Force Col. Charles Velino assumes command of a base that began its pilot training program in 1947.