LAUGHLIN AFB
Laughlin AFB, TX 78843, USA

Information

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 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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SUPT Class 17-01 set to graduate

Story by SrA Ariel Partlow on 12/23/2016 All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-01's graduation ceremony Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. in Anderson Hall, here. Air Force retired Col. Steven Hiss will be the guest speaker, and awards will be given to stand-out members

Deploying mission-ready junior warriors

Story by A1C Benjamin Valmoja on 12/23/2016 LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas A mock deployment, "Operation XL," was held for base and local children ages five to 17 on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 5, 2016. "Operation XL allows children to experience all phases of deployment," said Tech. Sgt.

Destined to serve

Story by Kenneth Wright on 10/17/2016 Destiny often appears inevitable with the benefit of hindsight, yet understanding where our path to military service began and where it might end, has a way of changing with time. Master Sgt. Gracie Piehl's destiny was anything but clear to her as a young
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