Goodfellow and Community Information, Events and Activities The deadline to have articles or photos in the Goodfellow Monitor is 10 calendar days prior to publication date. Submissions are subject to approval editing by the 17th Training Wing Public Affairs staff. Email submissions or story ideas to email@example.com.
CORNERSTONE NOW ENROLLING STUDENTS FOR 2017, 2018
Cornerstone Christian School, a Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade school, is now enrolling students for the 2017, 2018 school year. An open house will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. For more information, contact the school at 325-655-3439, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VETERANS TOWN HALL
The West Texas Veterans Affairs is hosting a Health Care System Veterans Town Hall at the San Angelo VFW April 13, 6 p.m.
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE TAX ASSISTANCE
Tax assistance is available to Goodfellow members Jan. 30 to April 17, 2017.
Active Duty: call your unit tax representative to schedule an appointment (E-5 and below).
Pipeline Students: contact the student tax center at the 316th Training Squadron military training leader office or coordinate with chain of command (E-5 and below).
All others: contact the legal office. All individuals must meet eligibility requirements outlined below.
By appointment only. Call 325-654-3203. Legal Office is located in Building 430, Suite 202.
Tax Center Eligibility:
- Retirees making less than $64,000 Adjusted Gross Income
- E-5 and below who have no unit tax representative
- Family members of Guard/Reserve who are deployed (must have power of attorney)
- Local recruiters E-5 and below
Documents you need to prepare your taxes: W-2, 1099-R, 1098-T, Interest/Dividend/Brokerage Statements, Dependent Care Statements, Mortgage Interest Statements, Rental Property Statements, Last Year’s Tax Return, Misc. Receipts.
NEW HOURS FOR SOME BASE FACILITIES
The 17th Mission Support Group, 17th Medical Group, and Wing Staff Agencies are extending service hours to open more options for Goodfellow students and permanent party. Beginning Jan 17, the following services will be available for extended hours:
Military Personnel Section
Tues: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thur: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Traffic Management Office
Tues: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
*CTO hours will extend to 6 p.m. on January 24.
Tues: Appointment times available from 4 to 6 p.m. for MTLs and Instructors.
Tues: Open until 6:30 p.m. to provide prescriptions resulting from new medical appointments.
Child Development Center
Tues: 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tues: Open until 6:30 p.m.
Mon - Thur: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Service beyond 4:30 p.m. is by appointment only.)
EDUCATION LEVEL UPDATES FOR AIR FORCE MEMBERS Officer and enlisted members are responsible for ensuring their Educations Levels are updated and current according to AFI36-2305, Chapter 3. To update records, contact the Education Center at 325-654-3314 for more information.
ADULT LITERACY COUNCIL CLASSES Want to learn ENGLISH? Want to learn more about the COMPUTER? Want a GED? We have classes---morning, noon and night! All classes and tutoring sessions are free and open. Classes are held Monday through Thursday at the Adult Literacy Council, 59 East 6th Street, San Angelo Call or email the Adult Literacy Council at 325-657-0013 or email@example.com for more info.
GOODFELLOW FOREIGN NATIONAL VISITATION POLICY Installation access control procedures now require identity proofing and vetting for non-U.S. citizens/non-U.S. permanent resident aliens not on official visits. All foreign visitors (not on official visits) must be identity proofed, vetted, and have a visitor pass to gain access to installations. Goodfellow will require the visitor's sponsor to complete a Foreign Visitor Access Request memo a minimum of seven (7) days prior to the visit. Sponsors may request assistance from 17th Security Forces Pass & Registration section at the installation Visitor Control Center, by visiting or calling 325-654-4122.
BASE INPROCESSING FOR PRIOR SERVICE STUDENTS, OFFICER STUDENTS AND PERMANENT PARTY Upon PCS arrival to Goodfellow, your first stop will be the Military Personnel Section, Norma Brown Bluiding, first floor, for base inprocessing. Base inprocessing hours are 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Monday-Friday. If you arrive at Goodfellow after 11 a.m., you must report to MPS the following duty day. Bring three copies of your PCS orders and military ID.
PASSPORTS FOR OFFICIAL TRAVEL No-fee passport applications are processed at the Military Personnel Flight, 315 Kearney Blvd, Building 430, Ste 128, by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 325-654-1801/1802.
CAREER PATHWAYS Howard College Adult Education and Literacy provides free Career Pathways and Transitions classes to help students achieve their career and financial goals. For more information, please contact Howard College at 325-481-8323 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FLU VACCINES The 17th Medical Group is now providing flu vaccines for all active duty members and beneficiaries. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Immunization Clinic at 325-654-1484.
WING IG OFFICE The 17th Training Wing Inspector General's office is located in building 300, across from the Event Center and is open from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 325-654-5289, 325-654-4054, or e-mail email@example.com.
CLEP AND DSST TESTS The Wayland Baptist University National Test Center will offer both CLEP and DSST tests 5 p.m., Wednesdays, and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.Thursdays. To schedule a test, call the Education Center customer service desk at 325-654-3314.
CLEP TEST REGISTRATION PROCEDURES CHANGE National Test Centers, including Goodfellow, now require a registration ticket for admittance to CLEP testing. Go to https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount, create an account, and print the generated ticket that must be presented to the examiner at test time. Call 325-654-3314 for additional info.
SIGN UP FOR MiCARE MiCare is the Air Force's online confidential messaging service that allows you to securely communicate with your healthcare team, request medication renewals, request and receive test and laboratory results, ask questions of your health care team, avoid unnecessary office visits and more. Contact the 17th Medical Group for information on signing up for MiCare.
FINANCIAL COACHING SERVICES FOR VETERANS FREE OF CHARGE Free Financial Coaching sessions provided by an Accredited Financial Counselor in one-on-one sessions. Topics discussed include create/maintain monthly budgets, saving for emergencies and retirement, buying a home or car, and providing security for their family. For more information, contact Lisette Alverio at 325-653-2321, ext. 1287 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
REPORTING FRAUD, WASTE AND ABUSE Individuals who suspect fraud, waste or abuse must report it to their commander, security forces, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment or the 17th Training Wing Inspector General. Stop by building 300 or call the FWA Hot Line at 325-654-3048. Identities of callers or writers are fully protected. For more information, call 325-654-5289 or 325-654-4054.
GCSC SAMS THRIFT STORE The Goodfellow Combined Spouses' Club Soldiers Airmen Marines Sailors Thrift Store hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and occasionally on weekends, announced on https://www.facebook.com/pages/Goodfellow-Spouses-SAMS-Thrift-Store .The thrift store is located in building 736. All proceeds from the store go back to Goodfellow and the community.
RESPITE CHILD CARE HELPS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN All eligible active duty Airman with a special needs child may receive up to 12 hours of respite child care per month for each eligible child. This is a free program. For more information on about eligibility, finding a provider and how to apply check out these frequently asked questions and answers. http://www.goodfellow.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140403-011.pdf.
FAMILY CHILD CARE PROGRAM Family Child Care is looking for providers to provide care for the Expanded Child Care Programs and to care for children with special needs including children with asthma, allergies, cerebral palsy, physical impairments, etc. For information, please call Carmen Trufant at 325-654-3239.
TRICARE FOR YOUNG ADULTS Family members of active duty or retired service members who meet eligibility requirements can purchase TRICARE coverage on a month-to-month basis through the TRICARE for Young Adults program. Eligibility requirements are: between ages 21and 26; not married; not eligible for other employer coverage. For more information, call TRICARE at 800-444-5445.
STAY INFORMED WITH STRAIGHT TALK During emergencies on Goodfellow, the Public Affairs office will activate its automated Straight Talk Line. The Straight Talk Line is an authoritative point of contact that provides current, accurate information about the situation. Callthe Straight Talk Line at 325-654-3877 to get the latest updates during emergency situations.
MONTHLY OFFICE CLOSURES Every third Thursday of the month the following agencies are closed at the times noted. The 17th Medical Group is closed all day. For questions, contact 1st Lt. Suzanne Bates at 325-654-3088. The 17th Comptroller Squadron is closed after 11 a.m. For questions, contact Staff Sgt. Zacharee Turpin at 325-654-5044. The Military Personnel Section is closed after 1 p.m. For questions, please contact the MPS at 325-654-1801. The Legal Office is closed from noon to 4:30 p.m. For questions please contact Legal at 325-654-3203. For legal emergencies, please contact Command Post 325-654-3558 and ask for the on-call JAG.
CONSIDERING HAVING YOUR WORK PUBLISHED? Contact Public Affairs to determine if your product requires a formal Security and Policy Review. PA provides an expert review of material proposed for public release by DOD members and contractors. The process ensures material is accurate, does not contain classified material and does not conflict with established AF, DoD or U.S. policy. Contact 17 TRW/PA, 325-654-3876 for more information.
RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE (RAO) The RAO mission is to answer retirees' questions and/or provide contact information about available retiree service providers. The RAO is located in the wing headquarters building in room 119-E and is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to noon. The phone number is 325-654-4462, and email is 17TRW.CVR.RetireesActivity@us.af.mil. Volunteers are needed to assist in the office Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please contact Mr. Robert Adams at 210-240-7424 or Mr. David Sullins at 325-654-5932 if you are interested in volunteering.
LEARN ENGLISH You are invited to free English classes. Classes are held every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Southland Baptist Church, 4300 Meadow Creek Trail, San Angelo, 76904. Childcare for all ages is provided. For more information or to register, please email email@example.com or call 325-949-9633.
NEW EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOURS The 17th Training Wing Equal Opportunity office duty hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. For more information, contact EO at 325-654-3898 or 325-654-4690.
TEXAS VETERAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM The Texas Workforce Commission has launched a new initiative to assist veterans who deployed in support of operations in their transition back to civilian life in Texas. The goal is to provide direct assistance to veterans and their families to obtain employment, education, health care and other benefits. For more information, contact Joseph Piteo at 325-653-2321, ext. 1288, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION IS BACK The Concho Chapter of the Air Force Association is back. AFA is committed to supporting the Air Force and Air Force families. All enlisted ranks, officers and civilians are encouraged to join. For more information please contact 2nd Lt. Sonya Yelbert at 325-654-3067.
PATRIOTIC BLUE IS RECRUITING Patriotic Blue is looking for volunteers to join in singing the national anthem and other selections. They sing at various community events. Practice is in the Event Center recreation room from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday. All events are voluntary. If you are interested, please attend one of the practice sessions or send an email to PatrioticBlue@us.af.mil.
TAYLOR CHAPEL CATHOLIC MASS CHANGES Roman Catholic confession is 8 a.m. Sunday, and weekend mass is 9 a.m. Sunday. Weekday mass is 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.
WING HONOR GUARD IS RECRUITING The 17th Training Wing Honor Guard is looking for recruits to serve on the Honor Guard for one year. Missions include rendering funerals, color guards, ceremonies, celebrations, weddings and changes of command. For more information about joining the base honor guard, call 325-654-1685.
ONLINE APPOINTMENTS FOR MPS CUSTOMER SERVICE Online appointments for the Military Personnel Section Customer Service for CAC & ID Cards is available at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil. Walk-in service is still provided; however, appointments receive priority service. For more information, call DSN 477-1801 or commercial 325-654-1801.
AIRMAN AND FAMILY READINESS CENTER Office hours: Monday, Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on individual consultations, job search process, career planning, personal development, resume writing and interview skills, contact the A&FRC at 325-654-3893 or email@example.com.
NEW VA BENEFITS ADVISORS A Department of Veteran Affairs benefits advisor is available at the Airman and Family Readiness Center to assist all service members, veterans and family members with questions about VA benefits and services. To schedule an appointment, call 325-654-3893 or stop by the A&FRC.
ASU SCHOLARSHIP COVERS TA COST DIFFERENCE Angelo State University is offering a scholarship to Active Duty military who apply for Tuition Assistance to cover the cost difference between what Air Force TA covers and their cost of tuition and fees. The POC, Mr. Russ Baker can be reached Wednesdays at the Goodfellow AFB Education Center in room 209, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone, 325-486-6618.