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  • Laughlin grooms civilian leaders with ALS opportunity

    Airman Leadership School is a five-week course that teaches junior enlisted Airmen leadership, management, and duties of the Air Force’s non-commissioned officer tier. Earlier this year, the opportunity arose for civilians to take the course, the 47th Maintenance Directorate at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, wasted no time sending five civil service maintainers. Five maintainers were part of ALS class 19-F, and learned how to be a better leader and civil servant, but also how they fit into the total force concept.
  • Walk with the Chief

    47th Flying Training Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III talks to a crowd of Airmen before beginning the 5-kilometer “Walk with the Chief” ruck at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 30, 2019. Approximately 30 members of Team XL came out in the early hours on Monday morning to increase their deployment readiness and have an
  • 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.
  • XLer of the Week: Ken Simon

    Ken Simon, the 47th Maintenance Directorate chief contracting office representative, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the week” of Aug. 29, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. David Golab

    Tech. Sgt. David Golab, 47th Force Support Squadron manpower analyst, discusses his time overseas in this week’s Airman’s Spotlight, Aug. 22, 2019
  • Vacation Bible School equips military children with spiritual fitness

    The wing chapel team held a Vacation Bible School for families of Laughlin Air Force Base Texas, through the week of July 8, 2019. Vacation Bible School was a week for children of Team XL children to build team skills, resiliency, have fun and learn more about their faith.
  • An assistant SECAF and 19th Air Force commander listen to Laughlin

    John Henderson, assistant Secretary of the Air Force for installations environment and energy, and Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander, discuss possible problem solutions with senior leadership at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 15, 2019. While walking through Anderson Hall the group discussed pilot production increase, innovation
  • XLer of the week: Juan Soriano

    Juan Soriano, 47th Maintenance Directorate Plans and Scheduling work lead, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of June 10, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Grow Your Own training brings couple to Laughlin’s flightline

    Two Laughlin maintainers, a husband and wife team, are both a product of a different facet of the Grow Your Own Program. Grow Your Own is a program which has brought more than 300 maintainers into the 47th Maintenance Directorate throughout its 30 year history.
  • SUPT Class 19-16 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-16’s graduation ceremony at 10:30 a.m., May 31, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Col. (retired) Michael J. Lepper, former United States North American Aerospace Defense Command director of the commander’s action line, will be the guest speaker. Awards and special recognition will be given to outstanding graduates.
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