LAUGHLIN AFB
Laughlin AFB, TX 78843, USA

Information

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  Location Laughlin Air Force Base lies 8 miles east of Del Rio, Texas, county seat of Val Verde County and just a heartbeat from the international Amistad Reservoir, shared with Mexico, and the Amistad National Recreation Area. Del Rio (“of the river”) connects with its neighbor, Ciudad Acuna in

History

Originating as “Laughlin Army Air Field” in March 1943, Laughlin Air Force Base honors Jack T. Laughlin, a B-17E pilot whose Flying Fortress was shot down and lost at sea off Borneo in January 1942 during a bombing run against Japanese warships and transports. Laughlin was the first World War

Organizations

47TH FLYING TRAINING WING The 47th Flying Training Wing’s mission is to train pilots for the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and allied nations using the T-6, T-38 and T-1A aircraft while deploying mission-ready airmen and disciplined, professional leaders. In 1972, the 47th Flying Training Wing re­placed

Arrival

The closest commercial flights land at San Antonio International Airport, about 156 miles from the base. Transportation is not provided to the base. SPONSORSHIP Contact your sponsor with your estimated arrival time and flight information, if applicable, before your arrival at Laughlin Air Force Base. Sponsorship is vital to the

Getting Settled

HEALTH CARE 47th Medical Group 590 Mitchell Blvd., Bldg. 375 Main line, appointments 830-298-6333 Pharmacy 830-298-6451 www.laughlin.af.mil/units/47thmedicalgroup The 47th Medical Group is Laughlin Air Force Base’s outpatient clinic, providing primary and specialty care for TRICARE beneficiaries. The unit’s mission is to deliver excellent services to improve the health, readiness and

Serving You

DINING For hours of operation, menus and special event information, visit www.laughlinservices.com and click on selections under the “Food” tab. Cactus Lanes Bowling Center Fifth Street, Bldg. 357 830-298-5526 Club XL Seventh Street, Bldg. 472 830-298-5134 Silver Wings Barnes Street, Bldg. 308 830-298-5661 Stripes Fourth Street, Bldg. 253 830-298-5295 EDUCATION

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Father's influence creates legacy of pilots

Story by Kimberly Parker on 06/14/2017 Lt. Col. Andrew "Kisser" Kissinger, 39th Flying Training Squadron T-6 Texan instructor pilot, understands the pull of the Air Force after watching and admiring his own father's career in the clouds. Kissinger explained that it was at the age of eight when his dad

AF celebrates Women's History Month

Story by MSgt Jeff Walston on 06/12/2017 Women have been at the forefront of the civil rights struggle for years, and have left a legacy throughout all sectors of American culture. Victoria Woodhull, considered a radical of her time, said, "I come before you to declare that my sex are

Laughlin Air Force Base, Where Pilots Excel

Story by Thomas Moore on 06/02/2017 T-6 Factsheet Mission The T-6A Texan II is a single-engine, two-seat primary trainer designed to train Joint Primary Pilot Training, or JPPT, students in basic flying skills common to U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots. Features Produced by Raytheon Aircraft, the T-6A Texan II
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