Laughlin AFB, TX 78843, USA


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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


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


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,

AETC equipment manager earns command logistics award

A master sergeant assigned to Air Education and Training Command whose 16-year career has been primarily devoted to materiel management has been honored for his efforts. Master Sgt. Ryan Love, AETC equipment manager, is the command's Outstanding Air Force Logistics Readiness Enlisted Staff of the Year. "Any recognition is humbling,"

Reorganization yields AETC's first civil service maintenance group

Story by Randy Martin on 02/16/2017 Joint Base San Antonio Randolph, Texas -- The first civil service aircraft maintenance organization in AETC to become a group is the 12th Maintenance Group. An activation ceremony was held inside Hangar 41 at Joint Base San Antonio Randolph, Feb. 10. The group was
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