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  • Maintaining the last line of safety

    U.S. Air Force pilots put their lives on the line everyday as they take their seats in the cockpit of any aircraft. As with all missions, there is always potential for the unexpected. That’s why having that last lifeline: the ejection seat, is absolutely crucial.

  • Built to spec, made with care

    The U.S. Air Force uses a diverse array of aircraft to complete a wide variety of specialty missions for the U.S. Department of Defense. Even as powerful as these aircraft are, at the end of the day, they are still machinery that need to be repaired.

  • XLer of the week: Alex Lemarr

    Alex Lemarr, 47th Maintenance Directorate T-6 aircraft scheduler, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of July 16, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Ted Glasco, 47th Mission Support Group commander, is given to those who

  • XL maintainers knocking out hangar queens

    In January, 2016, there were 38 T-6 aircraft that hadn’t seen the skies in more than 30 days on Laughlin Air Force Base. Those 38 aircraft categorized as “hangar queens.” Eight of those 38 aircraft haven’t flown in over three years, with one nearing five years being non-mission capable. In a year

  • First ever “Crew Chief of the Quarter”

    Jorge Hernandez, 47th Maintenance Directorate T-6 Texan II A-Cell crew chief, was awarded the first ever “Crew Chief of the Quarter” orientation flight on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 20, 2016.