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  • Student pilot competes for pilot wings, pageant crown

    Second Lt. Sarena Shilts is competing for two accolades this year: her silver pilot wings, and the Miss Texas USA crown."I'm attracted to pageantry for similar reasons I'm attracted to being an Air Force pilot," Shilts said. "The two worlds seem to contradict, but there are actually many parallels

  • SUPT class 21-06 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 21-06 graduated after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 26, 2021. Laughlin is home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to build combat-ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman

  • SUPT Class 21-01 graduates

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 21-01 graduated after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 23, 2020. Laughlin is the home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to build combat-ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st

  • F-35A demo team, A-10 demo team brief capabilities to Laughlin students

    The roar of the F-35A Lightning II shook the entire flightline and everyone watching, as it soared not too far above, on Oct. 13, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.Small groups of student and instructor pilots speckled far beneath, as an A-10 Thunderbolt II swooped in from the opposite

  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: October

    October brings cooler weather, Halloween, and a number of historical anniversaries and remembrances to Laughlin AFB!First, this year is the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force’s decision to retire the F-111 Aardvark.

  • F-15E Strike Eagles visit Laughlin for capabilities briefing

    An F-15E Strike Eagle sits on the flightline at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Sept. 23, 2020. Two teams of pilots flying the F-15E visited Laughlin from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to talk with student pilots, first assignment instructor pilots and leaders on the aircrafts’

  • SUPT Classes 20-24, 20-25 set to graduate

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas—All Laughlin members are invited to watch Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 20-24 and 20-25’s graduation ceremony livestream on Laughlin’s Facebook page at 10 AM, on Sept. 25, 2020.

  • Enlisted graduate of Pilot Training Next instructs at Laughlin

    Most simulator instructors at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training bases are civilians with extensive experience in the field of aviation.Senior Airman Brenten Boler graduated Pilot Training Next on August 31, 2019--the only one in his class who was not assigned an airframe. He was assigned to

  • SUPT classes 20-22, 20-23 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-22 and 20-23 are set to graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 3, 2020. Laughlin is the home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to build combat-ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. (U.S. Air Force

  • SUPT classes 20-20, 20-21 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-20 and 20-21 are set to graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 8, 2020. Laughlin is the home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to build combat-ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. (U.S. Air Force