Serving as Grand Marshals of the 2023 Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade are Colonel Brian T. Hobbins and Lt. Colonel Laurel Hobbins (Ret.). Along with their children Chase (10) and Kinley (5), the Hobbins Family has proudly called Summerlin home since 2021.
Colonel Brian T. Hobbins is the Director of Operations, United States Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base. He has recently returned from Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates, where he served as the Deputy Commander of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing. A graduate of Northern Arizona University, he earned his commission from Officer Training School and served multiple assignments as an instructor in the F-15E. Colonel Hobbins has deployed four times to Korea and the Middle East and is a Master Navigator with more than 2,700 flight hours and 157 combat missions over Southwest Asia.
Lt. Colonel Laurel Hobbins (Ret.) is a 2001 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate. She went on to become an instructor pilot of the T-38 Talon, later qualifying to fly the A-10 Warthog. After being deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, she transitioned into the Air Force Reserves serving in Virginia and Florida with her final assignment to Headquarters Air Force at the Pentagon. In 2021, Lt. Col Hobbins retired from the Air Force Reserves with 20 years of dedicated service to our country.