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  • 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 commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • 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 seems to become key. The Laughlin Dental Clinic, like many agencies, is never at 100 percent manning, but they make up for that through endless innovation and teamwork.
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  • Laughlin leaders highlight helpful advice

    With a combined 88 years of Air Force service, three Laughlin leaders have learned the value of taking care of each other, balancing career and personal life, and understanding the value of life itself. Lt. Col. Britt Warren, 47th Operations Support Squadron commander, joined the Air Force with the understanding he was going to be a fighter pilot — a job where it’s important to be tough, thick-skinned yet sensitive enough to be receptive to feedback.
  • 87th FTS celebrates 100 years of excellence

    One of the U.S. Air Force’s oldest flying squadrons celebrates its 100th anniversary at Laughlin Air Force Base, Aug. 18, 2017.
  • Laughlin Historian recounts Civilian Acculturation Leadership Training program

    Casey Connell, 47th Flying Training Wing historian, recounts his experience at the Civilian Acculturation Leadership Training program.
  • “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 Due to her willingness to become a pilot, an outdated policy was changed to allow women the opportunity to apply to pilot training while in Officer Training School.
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