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  • 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.
  • Laughlin AFB mourns tragic loss

    On May 18, 2019, 2nd Lt. Kristofer M. Saenz was fatally injured in a head-on collision in Knippa, Texas. Saenz graduated pilot training April 19th in class 19-08 with a C-130 assignment to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Frank Ochello

    Frank Ochello, 47th Operations Group T-6A Texan II simulator instructor pilot, has been serving as a simulation instructor at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, for 16 years. Impressed by each and every student who graduates with their wings, Ochello believes there are no short cuts to becoming an Air Force pilot. “These students are truly the cream
  • Laughlin to host 2020 Fiesta of Flight Air and Space Expo

    As a “thank you” for the outstanding support from Del Rio and the surrounding community, Laughlin Air Force Base will host an open house and air show, Saturday, March 14, 2020. The one day event will be headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team.
  • Cooking with the commander

    What talents are you blessed with? What hobbies do you love? How about sharing those with our Airmen? My husband, Chris, and I would often see Airmen in the commissary with only frozen pizza, chips and soda in their shopping carts. We would occasionally stop and chat with them about healthier options. The responses we received back were typically: “I don’t know how to cook.” We took this as an opportunity to share our gifts with our Airmen.
  • 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.
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