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Scholarship available Community involvement could net students a $5,000 scholarship in latest Exchange contest
Students who go above and beyond in making a difference in their community could reap a handsome reward for their service in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Rewards of Caring Scholarship contest.To enter, authorized students in grades 6 to 12 with a 2.5 or higher GPA can submit an essay in English of 500 words or less explaining why their
0 8/25
2017
Madhu Sridhar, president of the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio area, addressed members of the Army’s 106th Signal Brigade on the history of women’s voting rights in the U.S. and about the importance of voting during the Women’s Equality Day Observance Aug. 23 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. August 26th is Women’s Equality Day
Aug. 26 marks the anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement’s greatest victory: women achieving full voting rights following the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.Beginning in the mid-19th century, woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans
0 8/24
2017
U.S Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, Air Education and Training Command commander, visits with 17th Training Wing senior leaders at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Aug. 22, 2017. Roberson’s message to Airmen was to speak up with new ideas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released) AETC commander, command chief visit Goodfellow Airmen
Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, Air Education and Training Command commander, visited with Goodfellow senior leaders at the Event Center Aug. 22.Roberson’s message to Airmen was to speak up with new ideas.“As an Air Force leader, I want to talk to you about being a stronger leader, about taking more risk and about getting us to where we need to be,” said
0 8/24
2017
Retired Chief Master Sgt. Robert Mehaffey, guest speaker, speaks during the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 18, 2017. The speech focused how to lead as a SNCO. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released) Goodfellow honors Senior Noncommissioned Officers
The 17th Training Wing hosted a Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony at the Event Center Aug. 18.Congratulations to the 22 NCOs who were ceremoniously inducted into the senior enlisted ranks.SNCOs must provide highly effective leadership. Their primary purpose is mission accomplishment. They must lead and manage teams while maintaining
0 8/23
2017
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, visits Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, during a tour of 2nd Air Force bases, Oct. 6, 2016. LaBrutta visited various squadrons to understand the base mission and to speak to Airmen one-on-one. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/Released) Maj. Gen. LaBrutta bids farewell to Airmen of 2nd Air Force
After a year in the position, Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta will relinquish command of 2nd Air Force on Aug. 23 to Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy during a change of command ceremony at the Levitow training facility. Maj. Gen. LaBrutta and his spouse, Leslie, will move to Washington D.C. where he will serve as the Director, Military Force Management Policy,
0 8/22
2017
With flu season at its peak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest avoid contact with sick people; while sick, limit contact with others and stay home if possible; cover mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing; and avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. According to the CDC another essential part of preventing the spread of the flu virus is properly washing and sanitizing hands regularly. To wash your hands, wet your hands with clean running water and apply antibacterial soap. Rub hands together to lather and scrub well; making sure to clean the backs of your hands and underneath the fingernails as well. Continue rubbing hands for approximately 20 seconds. Rinse, and dry your hands using a clean towel or by air drying. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Grace L. Waladkewics/Released) Safety: Washing the hands
With all the excitement of returning to school this time of year, take time to remind your children how important handwashing is. Please review the Center for Disease Control Prevention guidelines for handwashing. Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading
0 8/18
2017
Courtesy photo Lightning Safety
Thunder and lightning storms happen all the time. Know what to do to keep you and your family safe when storms strike.For outdoor safety:- If you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance of lightning. Look for shelter inside a home, large building or a hard-topped vehicle right away.- Do not go under trees for shelter. There is no place
0 8/18
2017
Navy, Marine Corps, Army, 17th Mission Support Group, 17th Medical Group, 17th Training Group and 17th Training Wing leaders from Goodfellow Air Force Base are recognized with U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, for their contributions to the steadfast relationship between the installation and the community at San Angelo Independent School District’s annual convocation at the Foster Communications Colosseum, San Angelo, Texas, Aug. 15, 2017. Goodfellow leadership honored at convocation
San Angelo Independent School District rings in the new school year with their annual convocation with leaders from Goodfellow Air Force Base, including Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, at the Foster Communications Colosseum Aug. 15. During the event, leaders from GFAB were honored for their continued involvement and support of the
0 8/17
2017
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U.S. Marine Sgt. Nathen Gruden, 312th Training Squadron instructor, gives a free backpack full of school supplies to a child during Operation Back to School in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 10, 2017. The backpack included pencils, pens, notebooks and crayons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released) Operation Back to School
The 17th Force Support Squadron hosted Operation Back to School, an event to help military families prepare their children for school, at the Event Center, Aug. 10.Various Goodfellow agencies teamed up with local sponsors to provide supplies, information and support to the families. Members with an E6 or below pay grade as well as veterans and
0 8/14
2017
Howard Taylor, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts director, and U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, sign a STARBASE memorandum at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas, Aug. 11, 2017. The memorandum signaled the official STARBASE agreement between San Angelo and Goodfellow Air Force Base. The STARBASE curriculum focuses on exposing youth to innovative hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics based on the physics of flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released) Goodfellow and San Angelo sign STARBASE Memorandum
Goodfellow Air Force Base and the San Angelo community came together to implement STARBASE, a Department of Defense youth program, at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Aug. 11.The STARBASE program focuses on elementary students, primarily in the fifth grade, with the goal being to motivate them to explore science, technology, engineering and math
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