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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Air Force releases undergraduate flying training selections

Story by Kat Bailey on 05/12/2017 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- The Air Force has selected 100 company grade officers for its 2017 Undergraduate Flying Training program. The UFT annual selection board convened at the Air Force Personnel Center Jan. 23-26 to consider active duty candidates for pilot, remotely

Fitness center to hold free expo

A free, on-base event for base personnel and their families is scheduled to kick off at the Losano Fitness Center between 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 22, 2017. The second annual FitFamilies Health Fair & Expo' will feature exhibits from on-base and off-base agencies from the Del Rio

Plescha outlines three pieces of advice

Story by SrA John Day on 03/23/2017 Col. Franz Plescha, U.S. Air Force retired, visited Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, as the guest speaker for Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-04's graduation ceremony Jan. 20, 2017, at Kaye Auditorium. Plescha currently works for Booz Allen Hamilton and resides in Orlando,
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