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  • Exercise Ready Eagle expands skills of Laughlin AFB medics

    The 47th Medical Group pushed their abilities in the first Ready Eagle exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on the week of Jan.13, 2020. The week-long exercise taught, coached and tested the newly-learned skills the Ready Eagle team brought to the 47th MDG.
  • Winter safety tips

    The holidays are a time for families to gather and prepare for the upcoming year. The holidays are also a time of fickle weather and unsafe travelling conditions. According to the 47th Flying Training Wing safety office the best way to avoid the wraths of Mother Nature is to prepare in advance.
  • Commander's Corner: Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis

    Have you ever asked yourself the most common question a person receives: why do you do what you do? I have asked this question many times before, and the standard cliché answers are often given: “because I signed up,” or “because it is the right thing to do.” Are these answers good enough? In my opinion, no!
  • XLer of the Week: Senior Airman Christopher Dunning

    Senior Airman Christopher Dunning, a 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Mental Health technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week” of Sept. 16, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Dunning had a key role during Laughlin’s tactical pause where his team had the opportunity to ensure that anyone who was involved in the incident had someone to talk to.
  • XLer of the Week: Senior Airman John Morse

    Senior Airman John Morse, a 47th Flying Training Wing command and control operations technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the week” of Sept. 9, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • 47 years of 47, Laughlin's Air Force Ball

    Mess dresses and semi-formal uniforms got pulled out of dry cleaning to strut the red carpet at Laughlin’s Air Force Ball in Del Rio, Texas, Sept. 13, 2019. In celebration of the Air Force’s 72nd birthday, as well as the 47th year as the 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin Airmen smiled through the night full of fun, food and fellowship.
  • XLer of the Week: Alfred Jones

    Alfred Jones, 47th Logistics Readiness Flight installation transportation officer and contracting officer representative, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, Aug. 19, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Todd Dyer, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Harper, 47th Mission Support Group superintendent, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Capt. John Johnson

    Capt. John Johnson, a 47th Student Squadron first assignment instructor pilot, holds up the classic FAIP patch, a symbol of tradition, responsibility and success—a charge to train the Air Force’s even newer aviators so early in their own careers. The 47th Flying Training Wing at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, retains some Specialized Undergraduate
  • RAWS fights wars with radio waves

    Staff Sgt. Jeremy Dauzat, 47th Operations Support Squadron Radar Airfield Weather Systems supervisor checks voltage levels with RAWS Airmen at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 21, 2019, to ensure the transmitter is giving the right output so the pilots and controllers can radio one another. The radios in the ground air transmit receive site
  • XLer of the Week: Senior Airman Soribel Rodriguez

    Senior Airman Soribel Rodriguez, 47th Medical Group commander’s support staff, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, Aug. 12, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
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