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Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander of Air Education and Training Command, examines the wing of a hail-damaged T-38 Talon at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, March 16, 2016, during a base tour. While touring Laughlin, Roberson held an all-call, visited various base agencies and discussed operations with wing leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon May) Laughlin, AETC tackle hailstorm recovery, one year later
More than 18 months ago, a series of severe thunderstorms rolled through Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, dropping large chunks of ice on buildings, cars, and aircraft alike. The hail that rained down on the area Feb. 22, 2016, brought devastating effects to the base’s infrastructure. Along with the buildings, the storm put Laughlin’s pilot training mission at risk when more than 80 percent of the training fleet was grounded due to exceptional hail damage.
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F-86D Dog Sabre 87th FTS celebrates 100 years of excellence
One of the U.S. Air Force’s oldest flying squadrons celebrates its 100th anniversary at Laughlin Air Force Base, Aug. 18, 2017.
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Members of the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District and local civic leaders join U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Shank in breaking the ground for the future Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering Magnet Elementary School at Laughlin Air Force Base,Tx., June 23, 2017. Building this school base will allow students to have direct access to mentors that work in the STEM career field. Laughlin, community celebrate ground-breaking of STEM school
U.S. Air Force Airmen and civilians from the 47th Flying Training Wing joined with Del Rio, Texas and San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District community members for a ground-breaking ceremony of Laughlin Air Force Base’s new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Magnet Elementary School, June 23.
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A class of 30 Civil Air Partol cadets graduated from a week-long immersion course at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, June 16, 2017. Cadets in the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course experienced a condensed version of what actual pilot trainees at Laughlin go through in their 52-week training. Those who attended the SUPT-FC had an opportunity to learn emergency procedures, flying patterns, weather analysis and flight simulation just like a Laughlin pilot would. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) CAP cadets train as pilots
A class of 30 Civil Air Patrol cadets graduated from a week-long immersion course at Laughlin Air Force Base, June 16, 2017.
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Ariana Meza looks through the windshield of a fire department vehicle, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, March 18, 2016. During her visit, Meza was able to see the fire department, a military working dog demonstration and the tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike) Local Girl becomes Pilot for a Day
Ariana Meza, a 6-year-old Del Rio native diagnosed with leukemia, visited Laughlin Air Force Base as part of the "Pilot for a day" program on March 18, 2016
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