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  • Laughlin observes National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Defenders do more than scan Identification Cards at the front gate. Many have deployed overseas and have been in combat situations. For this very reason, Defenders work and train extensive hours to stay sharp at all times. Every year on Jan. 9, the nation takes a day to celebrate and honor the service of all law enforcement agencies around the country and abroad as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. This includes military law enforcement’s public service to ensure members of Laughlin work and live in a safe, threat-free environment.
  • Defenders take on allied nation's test

    Master Sgt. Christopher Long, 47th Security Forces Squadron logistics and resources superintendent, holds a German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 10, 2019. “This was a great opportunity for our defenders to broaden their horizon and participate in activities outside their scope and challenge
  • Defensor Fortis: XL Defenders hold the line

    Laughlin's Defenders trekked through the base’s farthest corners, fighting off a simulated enemy with their sights set on sharpening their tactics as a unit at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 17, 2019. They changed up the tempo with an exercise that challenged their tactics, teamwork and physical fitness.
  • Commander’s Corner: Get out there and go get it!

    An obvious trait I see in successful people is their ability to recognize opportunity and act on it. Success usually doesn’t come by sitting back and waiting for it to come to you. Opportunity may present itself Being in a leadership position in the Air Force has allowed me to watch opportunity play out. Some people look at an opportunity and watch it fly right by and wonder later why nothing good ever happens to them. Other people pounce when opportunity shows itself. to you or you may have to seek it out, but once it comes, you have to have the fortitude to seize it and do something with it.
  • First Pre-Ranger Assessment Course to be held at Laughlin

    The 47th Security Forces Squadron is scheduled to host the first-ever Pre-Ranger Assessment Course at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Feb. 2-4, 2018. The three-day course provides an opportunity for U.S. Air Force members of any rank and career field to gage whether or not the 15-day Ranger Assessment Course (RAC) at Fort Bliss, Texas, is a path they intend to pursue.
  • STEP promotion surprises defender

    April Fool’s Day came with a pleasant surprise this year for Tech. Sgt. Richard Bates, 47th Security Forces Squadron flight chief. Bates was selected by Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, for promotion to Technical Sergeant under the Stripes for Exceptional Performers (STEP) program -- and it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke.
  • Laughlin XLer: Airman 1st Class Matthew McGonigal

    McGonigal was chosen by wing leadership as this week’s XLer for his outstanding contributions to his unit and Laughlin
  • Laughlin XLer: Staff Sgt. Tynesha Sweeney

    Week of April 4, 2016
  • Laughlin XLer: Senior Airman Steven Lowrance

    Week of November 30, 2015