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  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: August

    This August we remember two major historical anniversaries. First, this month marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The war, which had ended in Europe with the defeat of Nazi Germany back in May, finally concluded in the Pacific after the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.
  • Kingsley Field pilot accomplishes 3000th flight hour in F-15 Eagle

    U.S. Air Force Col. Geoffrey Jensen, the 173rd Operations Group commander, lists a significant number of accomplishments over his decades-long career, but getting him to talk about them isn’t easy. In a sit down interview Jensen repeatedly responded to questions about his career by citing a great maintenance team, his supportive family, and the many people who have helped him along the way. He never got around to mentioning any of his own accomplishments.
  • The “Triangle Y” behind Mobility’s Hometown

    January 28, 1942, the U.S. Army Air Force established the 97th Bombardment Group. Its original mission: conduct antisubmarine patrols using the largest bomber aircraft of the time, the B-17 Flying Fortress. As time passed, the unit became one of the few heavy bombing groups to bomb Nazi territory during World War II.
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  • Former Vietnam POW surprised with a room dedication

    Ret. U.S. Air Force Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, former Vietnam prisoner of war, was honored with the dedication of a lounge room in his name at the American Legion Post #49 in Tupelo, Mississippi on September 18, 2020.
  • Doolittle Jr. strives to make own mark in Air Force

    Airman 1st Class John Taylor Doolittle Jr., a distant relative of the Air Force legend, graduated Sept. 3, 2020 from the 362nd Training Squadron’s F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief apprentice course here. He is looking to make his own mark in military service as an aircraft maintainer, much like the Army Air Corps and Sheppard-trained mechanics who maintained B-25s used in the Doolittle Raid eight decades ago.
  • PHOTOS: Laughlin pilots honor families of CBP lost to COVID-19 with flag flight

    First Lt. April Wilcox, 85th Flying Training Squadron executive officer, Maj. Camber Governski, 96th FTS T-6A Texan II chief pilot, and 1st Lt. Will Friedman 85th FTS A-flight scheduler, pose in front of a T-6 on Aug. 14, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, with the flags they are to fly for the families of the U.S. Customs and Border
  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: August

    This August we remember two major historical anniversaries. First, this month marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The war, which had ended in Europe with the defeat of Nazi Germany back in May, finally concluded in the Pacific after the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.
  • Kingsley Field pilot accomplishes 3000th flight hour in F-15 Eagle

    U.S. Air Force Col. Geoffrey Jensen, the 173rd Operations Group commander, lists a significant number of accomplishments over his decades-long career, but getting him to talk about them isn’t easy. In a sit down interview Jensen repeatedly responded to questions about his career by citing a great maintenance team, his supportive family, and the many people who have helped him along the way. He never got around to mentioning any of his own accomplishments.
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