Laughlin AFB
Laughlin AFB, TX 78843, USA


Our Military

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 i


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


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


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 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 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


Nationally recognized magician visits Laughlin

Story by A1C Daniel Hambor on 08/21/2017 "Being able to perform for the military is both a privilege and an honor," said Super. "Meeting commanders and gold star families it's truly been a life changer for me." Super himself performed various illusions and card tricks, and even brought Laughlin's Airme

87 FTS: 100 years in the making

Story by Joel Langton on 08/21/2017 In commemoration of Laughlin's 87th Flying Training Squadron's 100th anniversary five T-38 Talons took flight today, Aug. 18. The centennial flight kicked off the day's activities with a four-ship formation intended to highlight the squadron's rich heritage and legacy that it continues to make

"Inspiration in Motion" a creative way for kids to express themselves

Story by Stephen Warns on 08/16/2017 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas A unique program that allows Air Force youths to express themselves through art is visiting 10 installations this summer. "Inspiration in Motion," sponsored by the Air Force Services Activity, is an instructive art program where children ages 6-18 color
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