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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Amber Gagnon, 316th Training Squadron Military Training Leader, leads students during retreat at the parade field on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 17, 2016. Retreat marks the end of the duty day on military bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released) MTLs mentor, lead Airmen
The U.S. Air Force depends on Goodfellow military training leaders to oversee the training of the military’s firefighter, reconnaissance, intelligence and surveillance students.“We’re here to mentor and lead the Airmen,” said Staff Sgt. Amber Gagnon, 316th Training Squadron MTL. “We pretty much get them from point A to B, during their whole
0 6/22
2016
Wearing over-sized novelty ranks, new major, lieutenant colonel and colonel selects stand for a group photo at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, June 16, 2016. The 17th Training Wing hosted a recognition ceremony to honor them for their accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane/Released) 17th TRW congratulates officer selects
The 17th Training Wing hosted a recognition ceremony for major, lieutenant colonel and colonel selects at the Event Center June 16.Major selects: Alicia Dudley, 17th Medical Operations SquadronNathan Howarth, 17th MDOSBrian Welch, 17th Medical Support SquadronLieutenant colonel selects:Edward Harris, 17th Comptroller SquadronShelby Henry, 17th
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2016
Airman leadership school Class 16-D students stand in front of a static plane display on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 7, 2016. The students graduate June 16, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Edwards/Released) ALS Class 16-D graduates
Congratulations to the Airmen of Class 16-D who graduated from Airman leadership school June 16. ALS is a six-week course designed to prepare senior airmen to assume supervisory duties offering instruction in the practice of leadership and followership written and oral communicative skills and the profession of arms. Students gain understanding of
0 6/17
2016
Blended Retirement System Blended retirement system training now available
Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card -- to include family members -- via an alternate website.
0 6/16
2016
U.S. Air Force Capt. Aubrie Wnek, 17th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy element chief, Lt. Col. Bernard VanPelt, 17th MDSS Commander, and Col. Michael Downs, 17th Training Wing Commander, cut the ribbon during the ceremony for the new medsafe drop box at the Ross Medical Clinic Pharmacy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 13, 2016. Goodfellow members can now turn in unused prescription medication year round. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released) 17th MDSS opens new medsafe box
The 17th Medical Support Squadron hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new medsafe drop box at the Ross Medical Clinic Pharmacy June 13. Team Goodfellow members can now turn in unused prescription medication year round during normal clinic hours. Previously, the clinic hosted two turn-ins a year.
0 6/15
2016
Courtesy graphic June is LGBT Pride Month
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. President Bill Clinton held a Gay and Lesbian Pride Month in 2000 to coincide with the Stonewall riots, which occurred in June 1969.In 2009, President Barack Obama brought back the observance as LGBT Pride Month, which he’s recognized every year since.“There remains much work to do to
0 6/14
2016
The 344th Military Intelligence Battalion’s cake represents the celebration of the Army’s 241st birthday during the 344th MI BN Army ball at the Fort Concho Stables in San Angelo, Texas, June 10, 2016. The 344th MI BN is located at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released) 344th MI BN celebrates Army's 241st birthday
The 344th Military Intelligence Battalion celebrated the Army’s 241st birthday with a 344th MI BN Army Ball at the Fort Concho Stables June 10. The 344th MI BN performed a streamer ceremony, POW/MIA ceremony and the cutting of the birthday cake by the most senior member or veteran and youngest member present. The 344th MI BN is located at
0 6/14
2016
U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Tillery, 17th Training Wing, gives gifts to his family in appreciation of their support for his military career during his retirement ceremony at the Taylor Chapel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 6, 2016. Tillery’s family would be actively involved in the singing of the Air Force Hymn and pinning on his medals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/Released) Chaplain Tillery retires with 24 years of service
The 17th Training Wing chapel staff hosted Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Tillery’s, 17th TRW, retirement ceremony at the Taylor Chapel June 10.“Lt. Col. John F. Tillery distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service to the United States as wing chaplain, 17th Training Wing,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Bryan Fox, 17th Training Wing and master
0 6/13
2016
Button for AAFES page on the Base Activities and Newcomers Pages Army & Air Force Exchange Service Supports Health, Resiliency With BE FIT Shops
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is putting some muscle into its efforts to ensure Soldiers, Airmen and families have access to the products they need to maintain healthy lifestyles. At Exchanges across the world, new BE FIT centers are opening, stocked with athletic clothing and footwear from name brands shoppers know and trust. “The Exchange
0 6/08
2016
The Behavioral Health Optimization Program, or BHOP, integrates behavioral health personnel into primary care clinics, to provide “the right care, at the right time, in the right place.” Beneficiaries with behavioral health concerns can seek care directly through their primary care manager. Air Force increases access to behavioral health care
Nearly half of people with a treatable behavioral health disorder do not seek help from behavioral health professionals, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, 80 percent of this population does visit a primary care manager at least once a year. The Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization Program seeks to bridge
0 6/06
2016
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