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  • 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.
  • XLer of the Week: Ray Rodriguez

    Ray Rodriguez, 47th Maintenance Directorate aircraft structural repair journeyman, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of Dec. 3, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Airman's Spotlight: Heather Slate

    Customer service careers, for some who work in those fields, provide much more than just products or services. For Heather Slate, 47th Force Support Squadron bowling center recreational assistant, customer service provides an avenue to forge new friendships, a shoulder for familiar faces to lean on in hard times, giving community members reasons to keep coming back.
  • Commander's corner: eating frogs for a living

    When I think about leadership and what attributes make a good leader, there is a laundry list I come up with; however, mental toughness is what stands out. There may be many factors on how one achieves or cultivates mental toughness, but at its core, achieving this skill starts with making a deliberate concerted choice each and every day to eat the proverbial frog.
  • Laughlin, JBSA team up to end drunk driving

    As of June 15, the Laughlin BAADD council joined forces with Joint Base San Antonio, Texas’ own Armed Forces Against Drunk Driving, or AADD, to provide any service member in the San Antonio area an anonymous, military sourced alternative to getting to a hotel room or back on to any base in the JBSA network.
  • Pilot killed in T-38 crash identified

    The members involved in the T-38 Talon crash from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Nov. 20, 2017 have been identified.
  • XLer of the Week: Senior Airman Patrick Cushing

    Senior Airman Patrick Cushing, 47th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, was chosen by wing leadership to be this week’s “XLer”, Oct. 18, 2017 The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th Flying Training Wing vice wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin mission.
  • Laughlin XLer: Ashlyn Marble

    Ashlyn Marble, 47th Logistics Readiness Flight secretary office automation, is Laughlin's XLer of the Week.