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9.Air Education & Training Cmd - Laughlin airbase

Last modified: 06 Feb 2019, submitted by: Joker
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Country: United States    Region: Texas

Locale: Del Rio

Latitude: 29° 21' 41" N     Longitude: -101° 13' 4" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE

   
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Air Training & Education Command Laughlin http://www.laughlin.af.mil/ is a former WW2 base. Reopened 1952 as a training base. Over to SAC in 1957 as a recce base. Laughlin U-2s were among the first to provide photographic evidence of Soviet missiles in Cuba in 1962. From 1963 on again a training base.

Units:
- 47 Training Wing (host) operating T-6, T-38 and T-1A aircraft
-- 47 Ops Grp with Ops Suppt Student; 434, 85, 86 and 87 Flying Training Squadrons
-- 47 Mission Suppt Grp with Comms; Engineer; Force Suppt; Security Force squadrons; Contracting Flight and Logistics Readiness Flight
-- 47 Medical Grp with Medical Suppt and Medical Ops Squadrons

T6 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/T-6A_Texan_II.jpg
T-38 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/T-38_%28050415-F-0000S-002%29.jpg
T-1A http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3f/T-1A_Jayhawk.jpg

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