LAUGHLIN air force
In-processing is done on an individual basis in the Military Personnel Element Customer Service Office, located at 427 Liberty Drive in Building 246. You must bring all personal, medical, and financial records when in-processing.
SUPT/APT students (as well as Reserve, Guard, and Foreign Exchange Student pilots) will bring in-processing documents to the Transition Office prior to in-processing at the MPE to ensure appropriate student in-processing has been completed prior to Laughlin in-processing. The 47 STUS (Student Squadron) Transition Office is located in building 320, Room A133. You can call the Transition Office at 830-298-5211 for additional information.
The San Antonio International Airport (SAT ) about 150 miles east of Laughlin AFB, or a 2 hour and 45-minute drive by car along US-90 W.
The Del Rio International Airport, located about 7 miles from the base, is used for general aviation and is often used by USAF students assigned to Laughlin AFB. American Eagle, operating regional jet aircraft on behalf of American Airlines, provides daily non-stop service between Del Rio (DRT) and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Texas school, a child must be at least 5 years old on or before September 1st of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.
Because of student mobility, Texas has adopted curriculum standards that are to be used in all the state’s public schools. The current standards, which outline what students are to learn in each course or grade, are called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The standards are adopted by the State Board of Education, after extensive input from educators and other stakeholders. For more information click here.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
Residents of Laughlin Air Force Base are zoned to SFDR-CISD schools.
Park University offers onsite and online classes on base. Visit the Education Center or call (830) 298-5520 for more information.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Texas Department of Health and Human Services (512) 776-2150
The Texas Health and Human Services Department provides information, referral, support and assistance to residents at risk of or experiencing economic hardships, neglect, abuse, juvenile crime, or incapacities related to aging or disabling conditions.
A Pets Wish Animal Shelter (830) 313-8799
Val Verde County Library in Del Rio (830) 774-7595
Val Verde Sheriff’s Office (830) 774-7513
Texas State Troopers (512) 424-2000
Base Operator (830) 298-5111
Airman & Family Readiness Center (830) 298-5620
Billeting/ Temporary Lodging (830) 298-5741
Chaplain & Religious Services (830) 298-5111
Child Development Center (830) 298-5419
Commissary (830) 298-5822/5823
Dental Clinic (830) 298-6531
Education & Training Office (830) 298-5520
Exchange (830) 298-2111
Family Child Care (830) 298-5419/5031
Finance Office (830) 298-5215
Housing Management Office (830) 298-5276
ID/CAC Cards (830) 298-5276
Laughlin Manor (830) 298-5741
Library (830) 298-5119
Medical Clinic (830) 298-6333
Military Clothing Sales (830) 298-2111
Privatized Family Housing (830) 298-1701
Relocation Assistance Program (830) 298-5620
School Liaison Office (830) 298-5620
Travel Office (830) 298-7050
Unaccompanied Member Housing (830) 298-5213
Veterinary Services (830) 298-5500
Welcome Center (830) 298-5276
At Laughlin AFB, military family housing is privatized and owned by Hunt Companies. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you now may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Hunt Companies. For comprehensive information about the privatized housing community at Laughlin AFB visit the Laughlin Family Housing website.
You will either stay in a single occupancy dorm room or, upon availability, share a government owned duplex house with another student. Exception to this policy will be on a case-by-case base, however do not expect to live off base. Unaccompanied/single members are not authorized to contact Laughlin Family Housing without specific prior authorization from the Housing Office. Unaccompanied officers will not contact the Housing Office or Transition Flight about duplex waiting lists prior to arrival. You can only get on a waiting list after you have arrived on base and in-processed.
Ceniza Hills/Buena Vista
7.5 miles from base
Located about 10 minutes from base, this area offers plenty of shopping and is close to the Del Rio Airport.
Val Verde Park
1.8 miles from base
Just minutes from the main gate, this area has quick access to US-90 and has plenty of shopping nearby.
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In Del Rio, the summers are long, hot, and muggy; the winters are short, cold, and dry, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 97°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 103°F.
The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 18 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 90°F. The hottest day of the year is August 7, with an average high of 97°F and low of 77°F. The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from November 23 to February 15, with an average daily high temperature below 70°F. The coldest day of the year is January 5, with an average low of 42°F and high of 63°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.3 months, from April 26 to October 3, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 25% on May 30. The drier season lasts 6.7 months, from October 3 to April 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on December 16.
Laughlin Air Force Base is located six miles east of Del Rio, Texas and about nine miles from Del Rio’s sister city Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico. Del Rio is 154 miles west of San Antonio on U.S. Highway 90. The area has several museums and events, as well as lots of recreational activities.
Lake Amistad provides year-round, water-based recreation opportunities, including boating, fishing, swimming, scuba diving and water-skiing, as well as other recreational opportunities for picnicking, camping, and hunting. The area is rich in archeology and prehistoric rock art and contains a wide variety of plant and animal life.
The Whitehead Memorial Museum is a western museum complex in downtown Del Rio that features thirteen exhibits that each express the history and story of Val Verde County.
Del Rio is home to the George Paul Memorial bull riding event, which is the oldest stand-alone bull riding event in the world. It is also home to the Paul Poag Theatre and the oldest bonded winery in Texas, the Val Verde Winery, in the heart of Del Rio.
Along the San Felipe Creek there are numerous recreational areas including playgrounds, running trails, picnic areas, an amphitheater, a water park and the San Felipe Golf Course. Swimming and tubing are also very popular on the creek. Within a short drive of Del Rio is the world-class Caverns of Sonora, a National Natural Landmark.
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