All inbound personnel (students, permanent-party active duty and civilian employees) must attend a Newcomers' Orientation. Newcomers' Orientation is held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Spouses and dependents are welcome and highly encouraged to attend.
In-bound personnel and spouses are also welcome to attend the virtual Pre-Arrival Orientation, "Looking Forward to Laughlin" which takes place the first Tuesday of every month via Zoom.
Contact the Military and Family Readiness Center by email at AFRC.Laughin@us.af.mil or by phone at 830-298-5620 for inquiries and registration.
The 47th Flying Training Wing develops Combat Ready Airmen, Leaders and Pilots in support of Air Force and Combatant Command requirements by conducting effective, safe and disciplined Flying Training operations and Mission Assurance activities.
The Laughlin AFB West Gate is located on Spur 317 and serves as the MAIN GATE, open 24 hours, seven days a week. During construction and maintenance, the alternate North Gate is located on Highway 90. Call the Law Enforcement desk at 830-298-5100 for current base access information. There is a 100% identification check upon arrival. To access the base, you must have a valid military ID card or driver’s license.
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As of April 2023, there is no commerical airline service to Del Rio International (DRT). The next closest major airport is San Antonio International located approximately 150 east of Del Rio.
Bus ServiceThere is bus service available from San Antonio (downtown bus station) to Del Rio Station. Bus information may be found online at Greyhound. Travel time is approximately three and a half hours.
Scheduled passenger train service at Del Rio Station may be found online at Amtrak.
Local Taxi and Rental Vehicles
Limited taxi and rental vehicle companies serve the Del Rio/Laughlin AFB area. There is an Enterprise Rent-A-Car located in Del Rio, reservations may be made online, or by calling (830) 774-2527.
Official-duty transportation can be arranged through Vehicle Dispatch at 830-298-5763 or after hours through Command Post at 830-298-5167.