Laughlin Air Force Base
Area and Community Information

Located six miles just east of Del Rio, Texas, Laughlin Air Force Base is an important military facility for the United States armed services. Located an additional nine miles from the international bridge to Ciudad Acuna in Coahuila, Mexico the historic military instillation is a training ground for for the United States Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and allied nation air forces. Popularly known as the "the best little town on the border," the Del Rio community offers a large portion of the off base housing for the Laughlin air force base. However, on site military housing is available for those wishing to relocate to the area as well.


Laughlin Air Force Base was originally established in 1943 as the Laughlin Army Air Field. The original base named after 2nd Lt. Jack Thomas Laughlin closed at the end of World War II only to reopen under its current name in 1952. The base became an important installation for the air force as fighter pilots came to the base for training. When people choose homes in the Laughlin area, they are becoming a part of an area which has proudly served the American people for generations .

Parks and Recreation

riding bikesRelocating to the Laughlin air force base and living in the Del Rio area grants home buyers with a unique opportunity to explore a beautiful and majestic region filled with natural beauty. Del Rio offers citizens an outstanding Parks and Recreations Department and maintains over 30 parks and recreational facilities for residential use.


Surrounded by an area prized for its natural beauty there is much to do and see in the area surrounding Laughlin Air Force Base. The nearby Amistad National Recreation Area is a worthwhile retreat. The recreational area offers Laughlin families a opportunities for water-based recreation and hiking. The Lake Amistad area offers nature lovers opportunities for fishing, boating, camping and much more.

Popular Lake Amistad Recreation

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Fishing Tournaments

Lake Amistad is not the only nearby attraction for those living in the Laughlin area, but there is also plenty of shopping and dining to be had in nearby Del Rio.

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Relocating can be difficult for any family. However, simplifying the process is as easy as contacting a relocation specialist. Hunter Real Estate is the perfect choice for those seeking properties in the Laughlin area. Contact them today to find out more about the affordable and lovely homes offered through out the area. Homes for sale in the Laughlin area offer home buyers great values as well as the opportunity to become part of a wonderful community. Contact Hunter Real Estate today!

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