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  • Laughlin Air Force Base moves to HPCON Bravo

    Base leadership has directed the change to Health Protection Condition Bravo on Thursday, August 27, 2020. This decision comes after a steady decrease of confirmed COVID-19 cases within the local area over the past 14 days.
  • 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 graphic by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)
  • 47th Civil Engineer Squadron Change of Command

    Lt. Col. Marc Johansen, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, addresses the 47 CES during his assumption of command on July 13, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. He and his family were last stationed at Stuttgart, Germany, where he served as engineer division chief at Special Operations Command in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior
  • Child Development Center at Laughlin AFB takes measures to prevent COVID-19

    The team at the Laughlin Child Development Center have always had their hands full, charged with the welfare of the base’s youth. The week of June 1, 2020, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, returned to Health Protection Level Bravo, which means operations as normal for the base although still with precautions.
  • Laughlin Airman makes a lifestyle of healthy eating

    Growing up, Airman 1st Class Matthew Blasberg worked out but was never what you’d call ‘fit’. His senior photos showed a round-faced boy who could have passed for a 12-year-old and he felt his confidence drain. Blasberg, fresh out of high school, moved away from home to take college classes. With the influence of his older sister, he began to dabble in healthy eating to reach a higher level of fitness. Not long after, he made the life-changing decision to join the U.S. Air Force.
  • Laughlin salutes frontline workers in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, San Angelo

    T-6A Texan IIs, T-1A Jayhawks and a T-38C Talons from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, blazed over the skies of nearby cities Eagle Pass, San Angelo, and of course, their hometown Del Rio, May 21, 2020. This flyover represents a salute from Laughlin showing gratitude to frontline workers everywhere, and motivating the community to remain resilient during the challenges of COVID-19.
  • When it Rains it Pours, So Have an Umbrella

    Over the last few months, there has been a global paradigm shift in the world we know. Initially, information trickled like a leaky 10-year old faucet, and it was manageable. As the situation evolved and became dire, the once bothersome leak transformed into full-blown water cannon, blasting all of humanity.
  • XLer of the week: Staff Sgt. Robert Madison

    Staff Sgt. Robert Madison, 47th Flying Training Wing NCO in charge of wing administration, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the week” of Feb. 17, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Laughlin military working dog retires after 10 years of honorable service

    Members of Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, celebrated the retirement of Cchico, a 47th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, Jan. 28, 2020.
  • 47th Medical Group participates in Ready Eagle exercise at Laughlin

    A team of experts sent by the U.S. Air Force Medical Readiness Agency host the first-ever Ready Eagle exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 13-17, 2020. “This exercise is intended to help Airmen of every rank by introducing standardized readiness tools for continued self-guided training by team chiefs here at Laughlin or wherever they go