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  • Laughlin youth chosen to compete for high honor

    For many children, juggling school and home life, extracurricular activities, college preparation, and keeping true to one of the nation’s oldest youth-based organizations can be a huge undertaking. However, for Benjamin Rawald, the task has not only been met, it helped him gain a nomination for this year’s Military Child of the Year award, which is sponsored by a nationally recognized, military orientated charity.
  • No time for crew rest

    When a young pilot at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas complained about receiving a wind advisory while on pilot rest, the response received, “we don’t have time for crew rest” was probably more than expected.
  • 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.
  • Laughlin fire department defends the base

    After hours, when the base is quiet and everyone has gone home, it may seem as if Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, is still and empty. In all actuality, the heartbeat of the base—the mission essential troops—are still holding the fort down. The 47th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department is a key player in keeping Laughlin safe. The ‘fire dogs’ stay involved through community engagement, raising fire prevention and safety awareness, and continual training.
  • Laughlin leaders highlight helpful advice

    With a combined 88 years of Air Force service, three Laughlin leaders have learned the value of taking care of each other, balancing career and personal life, and understanding the value of life itself. Lt. Col. Britt Warren, 47th Operations Support Squadron commander, joined the Air Force with the understanding he was going to be a fighter pilot — a job where it’s important to be tough, thick-skinned yet sensitive enough to be receptive to feedback.
  • Family advocacy – empowering Laughlin Airmen

    For many Airmen, the struggle of balancing long hours on duty while maintaining a healthy family or social life may prove challenging. Recognizing life situations in the professional and personal environments, the 47th Medical Operations Squadron has organized several classes under the family advocacy program.
  • New year’s resolutions for 2018

    When Voltaire penned the words “every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do,” chances are he was not talking about New Year’s resolutions.
  • Chapel supports Airmen during the holidays

    The chapel at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas has scheduled different services to ensure the needs of all Airmen are met throughout the holidays. Staff Sgt. Otis Williams, 47th Flying Training Wing chapel assistant, reminds Team XL it’s important for all Airmen know and have the opportunity to get the support they need from chapel during the holidays.
  • SUPT Class 18-03 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend a graduation ceremony for Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-03, at 10 a.m., here, in Anderson Hall, Dec. 15, 2017.
  • XLer of the Week: Michael Honey

    Michael Honey, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical engineer, was chosen by wing leadership to be “XLer of the week”, for the week of Nov. 22, 2017.