Maj. Gen. LaBrutta visits Goodfellow

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)

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)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, shakes hands with Airman 1st Class Jeremy Brown, 17th Medical Operations Squadron biological environmental engineering journeyman, at the Ross Clinic on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 6, 2016. During a two-day base tour, LaBrutta visited several buildings around base and met Airmen there. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, shakes hands with Airman 1st Class Jeremy Brown, 17th Medical Operations Squadron biological environmental engineering journeyman, at the Ross Clinic on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 6, 2016. During a two-day base tour, LaBrutta visited several buildings around base and met Airmen there. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, shakes hands with Airman 1st Class Audacity Harris, 17th Comptroller Squadron financial technician, at the Cressman Dining Facility temporary annex on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. LaBrutta came for a two-day base tour and ate breakfast with junior-enlisted Airmen on Friday morning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, shakes hands with Airman 1st Class Audacity Harris, 17th Comptroller Squadron financial technician, at the Cressman Dining Facility temporary annex on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. LaBrutta came for a two-day base tour and ate breakfast with junior-enlisted Airmen on Friday morning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, meets with Airmen during breakfast at the Cressman Dining Facility temporary annex on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. LaBrutta took the opportunity to speak with smaller groups of people to include junior-enlisted Airmen and military training leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, meets with Airmen during breakfast at the Cressman Dining Facility temporary annex on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. LaBrutta took the opportunity to speak with smaller groups of people to include junior-enlisted Airmen and military training leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Skuban, 312th Training Squadron instructor, shows Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, how to use the water cannon on a fire truck at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 6, 2016. LaBrutta visited the training squadrons during his two-day tour of the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Skuban, 312th Training Squadron instructor, shows Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, how to use the water cannon on a fire truck at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 6, 2016. LaBrutta visited the training squadrons during his two-day tour of the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, meets key San Angelo community members during a luncheon at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 6, 2016. LaBrutta visited Goodfellow
and the city of San Angelo as part of his tour of 2nd Air Force bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, meets key San Angelo community members during a luncheon at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 6, 2016. LaBrutta visited Goodfellow and the city of San Angelo as part of his tour of 2nd Air Force bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, coins Staff Sgt. Adam McCarty, 312th Training Squadron rescue instructor, at the student dorms on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. McCarty was recognized for assisting emergency responders during an off-base emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, coins Staff Sgt. Adam McCarty, 312th Training Squadron rescue instructor, at the student dorms on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. McCarty was recognized for assisting emergency responders during an off-base emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, meets Master Sgt. Gregory Colvin, 316th Training Squadron military training leader flight chief, outside of the student dorms on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. During his two-day base tour, LaBrutta had a sit down session with MTLs and answered any questions they had. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, meets Master Sgt. Gregory Colvin, 316th Training Squadron military training leader flight chief, outside of the student dorms on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. During his two-day base tour, LaBrutta had a sit down session with MTLs and answered any questions they had. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, speaks during a commander's call at the base theater on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. Among several topics, LaBrutta spoke about how the Air Force needs to work together as a team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, speaks during a commander's call at the base theater on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 7, 2016. Among several topics, LaBrutta spoke about how the Air Force needs to work together as a team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, speaks with Col. Christopher Harris, 17th Mission Support Group Commander, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Oct. 6, 2016. Labrutta visited the Exchange during a base familiarization tour where he visited future Goodfellow renovation projects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Edwards/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, speaks with Col. Christopher Harris, 17th Mission Support Group Commander, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Oct. 6, 2016. Labrutta visited the Exchange during a base familiarization tour where he visited future Goodfellow renovation projects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Edwards/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force Commander, visited Goodfellow Air Force Base as part of a multi-base familiarization tour, Oct. 6 and 7.

This is LaBrutta’s first visit to Goodfellow since taking command of the 2nd Air Force Aug. 26.

“I’m finding out what we need to do a little bit as I’m going,” said LaBrutta. “I’m finding out about the challenges and I’m finding out about the opportunities that we have to make a difference. That’s why we are on the road.”

On his visit, LaBrutta toured various squadrons on base and met with the wing leadership, city of San Angelo community representatives and joint service partners.

“We fight together, we train together, we are one team, one fight, one family,” said LaBrutta “I love our joint service and I’m honored to serve with them.”

LaBrutta used part of his visit to meet with Goodfellow members during an Airman breakfast and a military training leader meet and greet.

"Seeing the general come down to Goodfellow makes me feel like he really cares and it puts into perspective that he is a human and not some scary two-star out to get you," said Airman 1st Class Sean Yaffe, 17th Communications Squadron cyber transport technician.

To conclude his tour, LaBrutta held a base-wide commander’s call.

“I’m proud to be on your team and I look forward to serving with you as the 2nd Air Force Commander,” said LaBrutta. “We need everyone being a part of the team, helping with the decision making process, challenging assumptions, asking questions and helping us dig deeper.”