Air Education and Training Command News

  • Xler of the week: Airman 1st Class Justin Welch

    Airman 1st Class Justin Welch, 47th Flying Training Wing Command Post emergency actions controller, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of May 20, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing

  • Command philosophy: professionalism, mission, balance

    Professionalism, Mission, and Balance are key components of my command philosophy. These are components that I feel are crucial for mission success, the health of the force, longevity, personal satisfaction, and personal drive.

  • 47th Dental flight adapts, innovates through manning shortfalls

    Much of the Air Force has at one point or another experienced what it’s like to be under-manned, and the Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas 47th Medical Group Dental Clinic is no exception. When there’s a never-ending push to see how much more can be accomplished by an ever smaller team, adaptation

  • 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

  • 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

  • From the ground up

    Some people dream of becoming a fighter pilot, while others dream of becoming a military special operator.Very few people make both dreams come true.Second Lt. Andrew Dane, a 47th Flying Training Wing pilot graduate and former Tactical Air Control Party special operator, will be able to see both

  • “I think we forget sometimes”

    Staff Sgt. Cody Sparks, Air Education and Training Command's Outstanding Airman of the Year, visits Capitol Hill and learns from his leaders.

  • 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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