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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Maj. Gen. Leavitt visits Laughlin once again

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – On the same day Laughlin introduces 11 new, combat ready military aviators into the ranks of the world’s greatest Air Force, Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, the Air Forces Recruiting Service commander and command pilot, visited Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.However, she

  • XLer of the Week: Robert Marcell

    Robert Marcell, the 47th Flying Training Wing historian, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the week” for the week of August 5, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.

  • SUPT Class 19-16 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-16’s graduation ceremony at 10:30 a.m., May 31, 2019, in Anderson Hall, here. Col. (retired) Michael J. Lepper, former United States North American Aerospace Defense Command director of the commander’s

  • 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

  • “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.

  • Retired Col. Kimberly Olson: Laughlin legacy

    Retired Air Force Col. Kimberly Olson was the first woman to attend and graduate undergraduate pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Due to her willingness to become a pilot, an outdated policy was changed to allow women the opportunity to apply to pilot training while in Officer

  • 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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