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  • XLer of the week: David Mercer

    David Mercer, a 47th Maintenance Directorate fabrication work lead, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Jan. 21, 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.
  • The 47th AOPTU prepares student pilots to land a career in flight

    2nd Lt. Eric Wiggins and other student pilots from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 20-05 practice their parachute landing falls, Jan. 17, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. They used two and four foot platforms to jump from, and when they fell, they practiced making 5 points of contact during the roll. According to instructors,
  • Laughlin community renames STEM school after Vietnam veteran

    Community and base members gathered to dedicate the Science Technology Engineering Mechanics elementary school to Roberto (Bobby) Barrera at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Jan. 18, 2019. Barrera, an educator, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam, and a community member whose sacrifice for his country was great, gave his name to the school and spoke about his life experience and his will to live and do good.
  • XLer of the Week: Gilbert Wheeler

    Gilbert Wheeler, 47th Medical Support Squadron information systems flight chief, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Jan. 7, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Col. Todd Dyer

    Various community natives joined military members from past wars to today’s aviators to honor this year’s Veterans Day ceremony in Del Rio, Texas. The keynote speaker, Col. Todd Dyer, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, took a moment to express his thoughts on the significance of the day, and the importance that it has not only to him but to all American citizens.
  • Laughlin observes veteran’s day

    November 11—millions across the United States honor the 1 percent who swore to defend the Constitution of the United States and the freedoms every citizen enjoys. That tradition is no exception for Laughlin Air Force, Base, Texas, and the local community of Del Rio, Texas, who got together to celebrate all who have served through the town’s tradition of a Veteran’s Day Parade. The parade contained many floats featuring not only representatives of Laughlin, but also various veterans’ organizations, vans and ROTC units.
  • Media Release - Downed aircraft on Laughlin Air Force Base

    The members involved in the T-38 Talon incident from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Nov. 13, 2018, have been identified.
  • 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.
  • SUPT Class 18-14 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-14’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Sept. 7, in Anderson Hall, here.
  • 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.
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