Laughlin AFB Base Guide


In 1962, the base became an Air Training Command base and its mission for the past 37 years has been to train new pilots for the United States Air Force and allied nations.

Approximately 400 new military pilots earn their silver wings at Laughlin each year after an intensive 52-week course where they learn to fly using the T-6 Texan, T-38 Talon, and T-1A Jayhawk jet trainers.

Laughlin AFB pilots fly approximately 100,000 hours and 64,000 sorties each year to achieve the mission.