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  • Taking Family on the Flight Line to a New Level

    The T-6 Texan II launches more than 150 times per day at Laughlin, but Tuesday’s launch was pretty special, as more than 25 maintainers stopped what they were doing to watch a lieutenant take to the skies in a military aircraft for the first time.Tuesday morning, 2nd Lt. Mark Gonzalez, a student

  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: December

    December is special to many people, and for many reasons. As a historian, it is special to me because it is the last month in the year: It is the end of that twelve-month cycle by which we measure our lives and all of our stories. Once December is over, we throw out the old calendar and open to the

  • Female aviators at Laughlin bond through mentorship group

    As of 2020, the Air Force pilot careerfield is made up of approximately 93.5 percent men and only 6.5 percent women, according to the Air Force Personnel Center.With the encouragement of Lt. Col. Libby Music, 47th Student Squadron director of operations, Capt. Melany Delgado, 47th Student Squadron

  • XLer of the week: Capt. Joshua Hammervold

    Capt. Joshua Hammervold, 47th Operations Group T-38C Talon standardization and evaluation, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, Jan. 6, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief

  • New virtual reality platform comes to Laughlin

    Inside the network communications building of the 47th Communications Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, all sorts of technical projects and doodads are either being created for the first time or fixed to working order.

  • XLer of the week: 1st Lt. Zachary Turek

    First Lt. Zachary Turek, 86th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, Sept. 2, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who

  • SUPT Class 19-10 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-10’s graduation ceremony at 9 a.m., May 31, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Col. (retired) Carl W. Rahn, 618th Air Operations Center director of operations, will be the guest speaker.

  • Airman’s Spotlight: Master Sgt. Christopher Smith Jr.

    Master Sgt. Christopher Smith Jr., 47th Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent, was assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, directly after his military training instructor assignment at Air Force Basic Military Training. As an MTI, he enjoyed being able to take an Airman who was on

  • Search for Initiative and Ownership

    When Gen. David Goldfein became Chief of Staff of the Air Force in mid-2016, he called squadrons the “beating heart” of the service and promised his first year as chief would focus on revitalizing the squadron, as the core-fighting unit of the Air Force.Now, with this new focus, it’s critical for