Laughlin Air Force Base

Laughlin AFB TX Real Estate, Laughlin AFB area and Community Information


Located six miles east of Del Rio, Texas, Laughlin Air Force Base is also an additional nine miles from the international bridge to Ciudad Acuna in Coahuila, Mexico. Known as the "the best little town on the border," Del Rio offers a large portion of the off base housing for Laughlin. However, on site military housing is available for those relocating to the area as well.

History


The city of Del Rio began to be formally organized in the 1880s. However,  Laughlin Air Force Base is much more modern. Originally established in 1943 as Laughlin Army Air Field, after 2nd Lt. Jack Thomas Laughlin, the base closed at the end of World War II, but reopened under its current name in 1952. Fighter pilots came to the base for training. In 1962, U-2 aircraft stationed at Laughlin took pictures of missile sites in Cuba, an incident that led directly to the Cuban Missile Crisis. When people choose Laughlin AFB TX homes, they are selecting an area with unique historical significance.

Parks and Recreation


Relocating to Laughlin and living in the Del Rio area provides homeowners with opportunities to enjoy the region's natural beauty. The city of Del Rio operates a  wonderful Parks and Recreations Department which maintains over 30 parks and recreational facilities for use by residents. Among the top features offered by the parks are several public pools that help people cool off on hot days.

Attractions


There is much to do and see in the area surrounding Laughlin Air Force Base. Amistad National Recreation Area offers wonderful water recreational opportunities for people who enjoy water-based recreation or hiking. With fishing, boating, camping and Native American pictographs too, there's something for everyone at this recreation area.

People living in the Del Rio area can become members at Casa De La Cultura where they can participate in a wealth of fascinating art and performance classes.

The Laughlin Heritage Foundation is the place to learn more about the base's history while the Upstagers Community Theater group offers chances to perform or be entertained.

Other Area Attractions




Events


There is plenty of community involvement in this corner of Texas. The Whitehead Memorial Museum not only offers an excellent exploration of the past, but also a rich calendar of special events celebrating history and holidays. Locals also love the annual Del Rio UFO and SF Festival where they can learn more about the area's connection to unexplained events. 
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