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  • First FAIP flagship unveiled at Laughlin AFB

    On an overcast and humid morning, a gaggle of instructor pilots--most of them wearing a black flag patch identifying them as first assignment instructor pilots--gathered on the flightline in front of the closed doors of Hangar II along with members from the 47th Maintenance Directorate and the corrosion control team. A high-pitched constant ringing cut the atmosphere as the hangar doors slowly opened, revealing the 87th Flying Training Squadron’s FAIP flagship.
  • Maj. Gen. Leavitt visits Laughlin once again

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – On the same day Laughlin introduces 11 new, combat ready military aviators into the ranks of the world’s greatest Air Force, Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, the Air Forces Recruiting Service commander and command pilot, visited Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. However, she didn’t come empty handed for the new aviators. This Laughlin graduate and “hometown hero” brought with her 26 years of experience that all started right here, and spanned to see her become the U.S. Air Force’s first female fighter pilot and first female commander of a combat fighter wing.
  • Happy Independence Day, Team XL!

    Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, 47th Flying Training Wing command chief master sergeant, wish members of Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, a safe and happy Independence Day.
  • Benjamin Rawald named Air Force Military Child of the Year

    Nominated twice before, Benjamin Rawald from Del Rio, Texas, was named the 2019 Air Force Military Child of the Year Award. Benjamin, a 17-year-old junior, has dedicated years of effort with the Boy Scouts of America, which has brought him to the attention of the community and the nation.
  • XLer of the week: Alejandro Alvarado

    Alejandro Alvarado, 47th Contracting Flight contracting officer, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, for the week of March 25, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th FTW commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • XLer of the Week: Aliyah Negley

    Aliyah Negley, 47th Flying Training Wing community support coordinator, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, for the week of Feb. 7, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th FTW commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • SUPT class 19-04, 19-05 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-04 and 19-05’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Jan. 25, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Retired Lt. Col Phillip Carson, whose last assignment was the Deputy Chief of Safety for Pacific Air Forces, will be the guest speaker. Awards and special recognition will be given to outstanding graduates.
  • XLer of the week: 1st Lt. Alexander Frazier

    First Lieutenant Alexander Frazier, 85th Flying Training Squadron T-6A instructor pilot and flight scheduler was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Nov. 5, 2018, 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, memorial service for Capt. Graziano

    Laughlin will host a memorial service to honor the life of Capt. John F. Graziano, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the weather shelter. For more questions or concerns regarding attendance to this service, please contact public affairs at (830) 298-5262.
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