Welcoming to the family

U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing vice commander, briefs the senior leader’s immersion tour in the Wing Conference room in the Norma Brown building at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 25, 2017. The immersion tour visited several locations within Goodfellow and provided information about the wing’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zachary Chapman)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing vice commander, briefs the senior leader’s immersion tour in the Wing Conference room in the Norma Brown building at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 25, 2017. The immersion tour visited several locations within Goodfellow and provided information about the wing’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zachary Chapman)

Members of the senior leader’s immersion tour watch as firefighter trainees practice lowering a victim at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 25, 2017. The tour of the fire academy included planes and buildings that are used to train Goodfellow’s future firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zachary Chapman)

Members of the senior leader’s immersion tour watch as firefighter trainees practice lowering a victim at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 25, 2017. The tour of the fire academy included planes and buildings that are used to train Goodfellow’s future firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zachary Chapman)

Megan McManus, the 17th Training Wing commander’s wife, Elaine Sorrell, and U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing vice commander exit the bus at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 25, 2017. The Norman Brown building was the final destination of the senior leader’s immersion tour, concluding a visit to many locations showing the base’s mission and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zachary Chapman)

Megan McManus, the 17th Training Wing commander’s wife, Elaine Sorrell, and U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing vice commander exit the bus at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 25, 2017. The Norman Brown building was the final destination of the senior leader’s immersion tour, concluding a visit to many locations showing the base’s mission and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zachary Chapman)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Goodfellow hosted a senior leader’s immersion tour for the spouses of commanders and leaders to gain insight into the wing’s mission, Sept. 25.

The immersion tour’s goal was to provide a hands-on understanding of the mission and activities of the base, allowing them to see their family’s impact, and to answer any questions that the spouses might have. Some of the areas visited were the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy, medical group, event center, the Crossroads Student Center, and the Consolidated Learning Center.