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  • 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.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Christopher Johnson

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Johnson, honor guard NCO in charge, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, enjoys how his special duty continues to broaden his perspective of the U.S. Air Force and his range of experience. He notes once he or his team don their blues, they stop representing themselves alone and begin symbolizing the Air Force as a whole. “Honor
  • XLer of the week: Airman 1st Class Sahira Contreras

    Airman 1st Class Sahira Contreras, 47th Medical Support Squadron referral management technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of May 27, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Andrew Cruz, 47th Medical Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jose Diaz, 47th MDG superintendent, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Explore Texas: Laughlin's nature trails

    Laughlin’s unspoken gem, the on base nature trails, are green and full of flowers and wildlife, like an oasis in a land of heat and burrs. Truth be told, there are plenty of thorns and thistles near the nature trails; however, unlike the rest of the nearby wilderness there is a reliable path to follow and activities to enjoy. The nature trails, intended to provide wildlife a habitat, are located in Laughlin’s backyard and are managed by the 47th Civil Engineer Squadron and are and is open for public enjoyment.
  • The invisible blue line

    It’s done, after two years of posturing, preparing and delaying, the Department of Defense has fully embraced a current version of Windows as its baseline workplace Operating System. From Dec 2017 to the last week of March 2018, cyber professionals on Laughlin Air Force Base, led by the Scorpions of the 47th Communications Squadron managed the upgrade and replacement of over 1,700 computers.
  • XLer of the week: Jesus Perez

    Jesus Perez, 47th Contracting Flight contract specialist, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of March 26, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: 2nd Lt. Bailey Moreland

    Second Lt. Bailey Moreland, 47th Contracting Flight, contract specialist, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, is new to the military and to life at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Moreland chose to join the military to serve her country, which motives her numerous goals in her Air Force career.
  • ‘Rattlers’ welcome new commander

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Katz formally assumed command of the 47th Operations Support Squadron during a transfer of responsibility, March 2, 2018, here. Katz assumed command of the squadron from Lieutenant Colonel Britt Warren during the change of command ceremony. This type of formal military event, dated back to Frederick the Great of Prussia, includes the passing of a flag to the new commander to signify a public assumption of command.
  • XLer of the week: Airman 1st Class Chansol Kim

    Airman 1st Class Chansol Kim, 47th Medical Support Squadron referral management technician, was chosen by wing leadership to be the XLer of the week, for the week of Feb. 12, 2018, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The XLer award, presented by Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • A larger community in the making

    Nearly two years ago, a series of storms with 60 mph winds dropped golf ball-sized hail, which severely damaged roofs, vehicles, siding and fences at Laughlin. Now, Laughlin Family Housing has recovered all of the units and is at 99 percent occupancy. Even through difficult times, the family housing staff are determined to ensure residents receive the best quality support.
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