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  • 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.
  • Command team addresses Team XL, tours base facilities

    Air Education and Training Command’s newest commander, Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, and Chief Master Sgt. Julie Gudgel, AETC command chief, learned more about the people and missions of Team XL during a three-day immersion here Aug. 13-15, 2019.
  • What drives you?

    I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked the question “what drives you to succeed?” When I was young, it was the need to be the best, the need to be no. 1, the need to be praised by friends and family.
  • AETC leadership makes their first stop at Laughlin

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, AETC command chief master sergeant, participate in a Q&A with Airmen assigned to the 47th Flying Training Wing during an immersion tour Aug. 14, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. During the briefing, Webb and Gudgel
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