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  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: July

    Happy birthday, Laughlin! This month we celebrate our 78th year as a base: The installation that would become Laughlin Air Force Base was officially established as an Army Air Forces Advanced Flying School under the Army Air Corps, Central Flying Training Command July 2, 1942.
  • Freedom to choose – A tribute to Juneteenth

    “You can be anything that you want to be, as long as you set your mind to it,” is a saying I always grew up hearing from my mom, teachers, and mentors. As I was born in Columbus, Georgia and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, I did not get a chance to see much of the world.
  • Airman Heritage Museum welcomes BMT trainees

    The U.S. Air Force Heritage Museum began welcoming basic military training flights starting June 1, 2020, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The purpose of the visit is to familiarize trainees to the historical roots of the Air Force and what it means to earn the title Airman.
  • 37 years, 5 uniforms, 1 family: 81st TRW command chief retires

    Chief Master Sgt. David Pizzuto, 81st Training Wing command chief, has worn every uniform the Air Force has ever known. He first raised his right hand in the summer of 1982 and started his career wearing the cotton sateen utility uniform, known as fatigues.
  • The Laughlin Heritage Corner - May

    This May we celebrate two major anniversaries: The 50th anniversary of when the Air Force ROTC program first began accepting female cadets, and the 75th V-E Day. Here at Laughlin, we also have a big anniversary to celebrate this month: On the 25th, the 47 Comptroller Squadron (47 CPTS) celebrates 25 years at Laughlin!
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