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Santa Clause high-fives a child before asking him what he wants for Christmas at the Santa’s Market and Community Appreciation Day at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 18, 2017. Children were invited to sit on Santa’s lap and pose for a photo after giving him their list of toys they wanted. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released) Photo Story - Santa Claus comes to Goodfellow
The 17th Training Wing hosted Santa’s Market and Community Appreciation Day, the largest community event on Goodfellow Air Force Base this year with over 4,000 attendees, 78 local vendors and 112 booths, all taking place at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy high bay on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 18.Vendors offered
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy, 2nd Air Force commander, speaks with squadron commanders at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 2, 2017. Leahy took the opportunity of the lunch to discuss concerns and hopes of the different squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released) Goodfellow welcomes Maj. Gen. Leahy
Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy, 2nd Air Force commander, visited Goodfellow, while on tour of Air Education and Training Command bases, his three day tour provided getting a taste of its history, heritage and day-to-day operations. His tour featured a fleeting glance at nearly every operational function of the base, from firefighting, to the intelligence
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Members from the 315th Training Squadron march during the Veteran’s Day parade in San Angelo, Texas, Nov. 11, 2017. The parade featured veterans, active duty members and marching bands. Photo Story - Veteran’s Day parade 2017
Goodfellow Air Force Base service members and civilians participated in the Tom Green County’s All Veterans Council 14th Annual Veteran’s Day Parade in downtown San Angelo Nov. 11.
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John Garrett, 17th Training Wing historian, shows the changes that the base has undergone since Ron Cichon’s family was stationed here at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 6, 2017. Cichon visited to fulfill his mother’s final wish, spreading her ashes on Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released) A final resting place at Goodfellow
Goodfellow was the destination of Ron Cichon’s three week pilgrimage. Visiting friends and family along his way, the goal of his trip was to honor his mother’s dying wish by spreading her ashes on Goodfellow. He accomplished this Nov. 6.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, and Capt. Iskandar Atajanow 17th TRW chaplain, sign a Combined Federal Campaign paper pledge, donating to a charity of their choice, as an official start to this year’s campaign at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 8, 2017. This year, anyone wanting to sign up for the campaign may do so either with the pledge form or on the campaign’s website. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released) Photo Story - Donating resources through the Combined Federal Campaign
Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, and Capt. Iskandar Atajanow 17th TRW chaplain, signed the Combined Federal Campaign pledge signifying the start of the annual campaign to raise money for charity at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Nov. 8. The slogan this year is to “show some love” by donating either your
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Take command with TRICARE changes Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage
On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions.
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(Courtesy Photo) Home for the Holidays
Goodfellow is working with the community to provide trainees and permanent party members a home to visit this Thanksgiving, Nov. 23.The 17th Training Group established the program to give service members an opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving Day with local families, allowing them to host service members who are unable to make it home for the
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U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, speaks to the group of children and their parents in the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Service at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2017. Mills thanked and awarded the instructors as well as congratulated the children for completing the daylong event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released) Photo Story - A glimpse into deployment through Operation KIDS
Starting at the Vance Deployment Center and ending at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy, children spent the day participating in activates and military style learning about deployments during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Service at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4.Children used paintball guns to learn about
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vet verify dot org Veterans flocking to confirm online exchange shopping eligibility
Excitement about the first expansion of military exchange benefits in 27 years continues to grow as nearly a quarter million veterans have verified their eligibility to shop through the veterans online shopping benefit since the verification site for the Marine Corps Exchange, Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Navy Exchange and Coast Guard
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Graphic Illustration (U.S. Air Force illustration by James R. Orlando) Goodfellow opens gates for Community Appreciation Day & Santa’s Market
The 17th Training Wing will open its gates to the public on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. for Community Appreciation Day and Santa’s Market.             This event is free to the public. The community is invited to come on base and witness Goodfellow’s mission in action. Events include an aircraft firefighting demonstration,
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