Air Education and Training Command News

  • 89th Airlift Wing visits Laughlin Air Force Base

    A C-40B from the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Md., lands at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Nov. 18, 2020. Officer and enlisted Airmen from the 89th AW traveled here to recruit personnel for positions at their wing including pilots, navigators, flight engineers, flight attendants,

  • A new way of fueling begins at Laughlin

    Laughlin’s own Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (fuels) maintenance teams volunteered to conduct a 90-day beta test from October 2020 to January 2021 to evaluate new fueling capabilities to help the Air Force improve its fueling processes.In the test, they use smaller, more compact commercial refuelers

  • Combat Arms keeps Laughlin Airmen sharp on weapons skills

    Down a seldom used road, where one is just as likely to run into an armadillo as you are another person, one will find a building with a red warning flag waving in front. Firearm experts from the 47th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms section work tirelessly here, providing students—security

  • Laughlin Heritage Corner: October

    October brings cooler weather, Halloween and a number of historical anniversaries and remembrances to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. First, this year is the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force’s decision to retire the F-111 Aardvark.

  • Laughlin XLer of week: Maj. Danyell Lambert

    Maj. Danyell Lambert, 47th Healthcare Support Squadron health clinic flight commander, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of August 17, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander,

  • Laughlin Airmen use first aid, save family

    During one ordinary shift, two Laughlin Airmen found themselves in a frightening situation during which they had to apply the life-saving skills they’d rehearsed each year.

  • Laughlin XLer of week: Capt. Brian McGovern

    Capt. Brian McGovern, 47th Student Squadron transition flight commander, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of August 3, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master

  • SUPT classes 20-20, 20-21 set to graduate at Laughlin

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-20 and 20-21 are set to graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 8, 2020. Laughlin is the home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to build combat-ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. (U.S. Air Force

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