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Ashley Weston, a recent high school graduate, took home the grand prize in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's worldwide You Made the Grade sweepstakes. She was honored at the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Exchange by Exchange Operations Manager Brenda Frego on July 25. (Army & Air Force Exchange Service Photo by Roxann Madison) AAFES awards $3,000 in prizes to military students
As a high school senior, Ashley Weston had one last chance at turning good grades into big rewards with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. In her final semester of eligibility, her persistence finally paid off.The 18-year-old took home the top prize in the Exchange’s semiannual sweepstakes, part of a program to
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2016
Joy, 17th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, ensures Senior Airman Gage Reece, 17th SFS patrolman, follows Staff Sgt. Tyler Wiseman’s, 17th SFS MWD kennel master, directions during a demonstration at Rio Vista Head Start, San Angelo, Texas, Aug. 4, 2016. The 17th SFS MWD unit provided the demonstration to support community relations between Goodfellow Air Force Base and San Angelo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane/Released) MWD struts her stuff
The 17th Security Forces Squadron’s military working dog section provided demonstrations to San Angelo youths at the YMCA and Rio Vista Head Start Aug. 5 and 6.The demonstrations supported San Angelo and Goodfellow friendship.“We think it’s a wonderful impact,” said Officer Rodrigo Hernandez, San Angelo Police Department Drug Resistance Education
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U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Downs, 17th Training Wing Commander, connects a mask to an air tank for firefighter gear drills during a Fire Marshall Training Course at Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 2, 2016. Downs participated in the course to gain a better understanding of what students in training go through and to meet civil engineer squadron commanders participating in the course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/Released) Commanders from across the nation train to be a Goodfellow Fire Marshall
Col. Michael Downs, 17th Training Wing Commander, participated in Goodfellow Fire Marshall training along with Civil Engineering Commanders from across the nation Aug. 2 through the 4, at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy.Downs participated in the course to gain a better understanding of what students in training go through
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2016
Photo used with permission. Commissaries celebrate 226 years of Coast Guard service
While the Defense Commissary Agency’s 25th birthday on Oct. 1 is fast approaching, the agency salutes the people it has had the privilege to serve for the last 25 years: the men, women, and families of the military community.In August, DeCA observes the 226th birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard. Congress established the Coast Guard, at the time it was
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2016
U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Downs, 17th Training Wing Commander, and Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne Bass, 17th Training Wing Command Chief, present the 17th Training Wing Civilian Category II Supervisory of the Quarter award to Michael Noret, 17th Civil Engineer Squadron, during the wing quarterly awards ceremony at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 29, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane/Released) 17th TRW quarterly award winners
The 17th Training Wing recognized the top Airmen and civilians of the quarter during the 17th TRW Quarterly Awards Ceremony at the Event Center July 29.The event honored outstanding professionals for their significant contributions to the wing, community and mission in 12 categories.Col. Michael Downs, 17th TRW Commander, and Chief Master Sgt.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Incirlik Commissary supports base during commercial power outage in Turkey
Operating seven days on backup generator power, the commissary at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, was “more than a grocery store” for the service members and their families there during the commercial power outage that began July 16.By the time electricity was restored to the base July 22, Keith Pollanen, Incirlik Commissary store director, and staff
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2016
Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month.  (AF Graphic) Preventive measures lead to a healthier Air Force
Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month. Preventive Health extends beyond health care at an individual level, concentrating rather on the health of individuals, communities and specific populations to help groups reduce their risk
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School-age children admire “Safety City,” a miniature version of San Angelo, during the Junior Firefighter Camp at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2016. The participants toured the fire academy before their graduation ceremony for the camp. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/Released) Goodfellow kids learn how to save lives
The Goodfellow Fire Department staff hosted its Annual Junior Firefighter Camp for children at the base fire station and Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy July 18 through July 22.The camp provides children from 9 to 13 years of age the chance to learn fire safety and prevention skills. It also lends them the opportunity to see if
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The 17th Training Wing hosted a technical sergeant release party at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 21, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released) 17th TRW congratulates new TSgt selects
The 17th Training Wing hosted a technical sergeant release party at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy, July 21.The technical sergeant selects are:- Gary Anderson, 316th Training Squadron- Joshua Anderson, 315th Training Squadron- Devon Barker, 316th TRS- Robert Boyce, 316th TRS- Steele Cary, 316th TRS- Megan Cerney, 316th TRS-
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Olsen, 17th Training Support Squadron functional service desk NCO in charge, speaks during the Airmen professional development course at the Consolidated Learning Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 15, 2016. Olsen gathered subject matter experts to teach junior Airmen about a variety of topics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Edwards/Released) Airmen thirst for knowledge
Tech. Sgt. Christopher Olsen, 17th Training Support Squadron functional service desk NCO in charge, interested in helping shape the minds of future Air Force leaders, coordinated a two-day Airmen professional development course at the Consolidated Learning Center July 14 and 15.“Junior enlisted can come and get a jump start on the profession of
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