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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.
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
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.
Lt. Gen Webb and CMSgt Gudgel visit Team XL
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, the Command Chief Master Sergeant of AETC, visit with members of the 47th Flying Training Wing’s senior leadership during an immersion tour Aug. 14, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Webb assumed command of AETC on July 26 and visits Laughlin as part of his immersion tour. During their visit, Webb and Gudgel visited permanent party quarters as well as student quarters to get a better understanding of the housing problem Laughlin is facing.
SUPT classes 19-21, 19-22 set to graduate
All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 19-21 and 19-22’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Aug. 16, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Bruno Lozano, Del Rio city mayor and former U.S. Air Force security forces defender, will be the guest speaker. Awards and special recognition will be given to outstanding graduates.
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
Col. Lee Gentile on resilience and connection at Laughlin Air Force Base
Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, addresses Laughlin personnel about feeling connected, respected and protected by their peers Aug. 2, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
XLer of the week: Staff Sgt. Samantha Scheinost
Staff Sgt. Samantha Scheinost, 47th Operations Support Squadron Host Aviation Resource Management NCO in charge, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of July 29, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, 47th Operations Group superintendent, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
SUPT student soars to commander’s trophy
Officers from across the country join, for approximately 52 weeks, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in hopes to one day, wear the rated wings of a United States Air Force pilot. While successfully graduating from the program is the ultimate goal for these students, a select few have the ability to get awarded for their hard work with one of the highest accolades Air Education and Training Command has to offer - Order of Daedalians AETC Commander’s Trophy.