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  • 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
  • SUPT Classes 19-17 and 19-18 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 19-17 and 19-18’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., June 28, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander and former 47th Operations Group commander, will be the guest speaker. Awards and special recognition will be given to outstanding graduates.
  • CAP Cadets converge on Laughlin

    Twenty-eight high school Civil Air Patrol students from across America converged on Laughlin June 8 through 15 to get a first-hand course in pilot training. CAP is the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership including people from all backgrounds, lifestyles and occupations.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Lt. Col. Gentry Mobley

    Lt. Col. Gentry Mobley, 85th Flying Training Squadron commander, pointed out the world of U.S. Air Force pilot training is going through once-in-a-lifetime changes. “When I went through pilot training, I graduated with 200 hours of flying,” said Mobley. “Students now graduate with about 120 hours. The question is how we leverage technology to
  • SUPT Class 19-10 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-10’s graduation ceremony at 9 a.m., May 31, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Col. (retired) Carl W. Rahn, 618th Air Operations Center director of operations, will be the guest speaker.
  • XLer of the Week: 1st Lt. Claire Latscha

    First Lt. Claire Latscha, a 87th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the Week, for the week of May 13, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • SUPT Classes 19-08 and 19-09 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 19-08 and 19-09 graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 19, 2019. Laughlin is the home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to train the next generation of multi-domain combat aviators, deploy mission-ready warriors and develop professional, confident leaders. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Marco A. Gomez)
  • SUPT Class 19-07 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-07’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., March 15, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Col. Jaron Roux, Secretary of Defense Executive Fellow serving with Accenture Federal Services, will be the guest speaker. Awards and special recognition will be given to outstanding graduates.
  • Putting our problems in perspective: visual reminders

    If you’ve ever visited my office, you’ll notice that I have a framed photograph hanging rather prominently on my back wall. The picture is of an Air Force Honor Guard member, diligently standing guard over two flag-draped caskets in the back of a C-17. This picture serves as a reminder of one of the most important jobs I have ever held in the Air Force.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Master Sgt. Christopher Smith Jr.

    Master Sgt. Christopher Smith Jr., 47th Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent, was assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, directly after his military training instructor assignment at Air Force Basic Military Training. As an MTI, he enjoyed being able to take an Airman who was on the fence or not quite cutting it, and set them on
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