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  • Col. Lee Gentile bids farewell to Laughlin AFB

    On July 17, 2020, after nearly two years serving at ‘the base on the border’, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, stood in the T-6A Texan II locker room preparing for his final flight as a part of Team XL. The bittersweet feeling of finishing an era started to creep up as he gathered his gear. Fastening his g-suit, he took his emotions and neatly stored them in a box for later. Right then, he had a job to accomplish.
  • 86th FTS leads future Air Force pilots to fly heavies

    If you’re flying a heavy in the Air Force, chances are you trained in the T-1A Jayhawk with the 86th Flying Training Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The 86th FTS creates the best mobility pilots in the Air Force, and when they’re called back to carry on the mission, they bring experiences from previous assignments and numerous aircraft to the classroom--and the cockpit.
  • SUPT Class 20-18 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-18 is set to graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 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 Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)
  • SUPT class 20-16 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-16 is set to graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, June 12, 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 Senior Airman Anne McCready)
  • SUPT classes 20-14, 20-15 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-14 and 20-15 are set to graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 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 Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)
  • XLer of the week: 1st Lt. Marc Howe

    First Lt. Marc Howe, 86th Flying Training Squadron flight scheduler and instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of April 27, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert L. Zackery, 47th FTW
  • 47 FTW introduces the Red River Valley Fighter Pilot Association award

    The Red River Valley Fighter Pilot Association Award was presented for the first time at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, to 2nd Lt. Joshua Radjenovich a student pilot in Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-08, Feb. 28, 2020. After a highly competitive 52-week class in SUPT, the instructor pilots voted which of the graduates they would most want as a wingman, flying into battle.
  • SUPT classes 20-10, 20-11 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-10 and 20-11 are set to graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, March 27, 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 Senior Airman Anne McCready)
  • SUPT classes 20-08, 20-09 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-08 and 20-0’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Feb. 28, 2020, in Anderson Hall, here.
  • We Are Laughlin

    This is the mission video for Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas.
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