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Courtesy image Stand your ground on Earth Day
Earth Day is the largest, secular observance in the world and more than a billion people celebrate it on April 22 each year. U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin founded Earth Day in 1970 to direct public energy away from protesting the oil spills in Santa Barbra, California to an alternative contribution in earth sustainability through proper
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2017
Tech Sgt. Corey Goodfellow, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the First Term Airmen Center, learned of his relationship to 1st Lt. John Goodfellow, the namesake of Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, once he had enlistment in the Air Force. Corey aspires to leave a legacy like his distant relative, John Goodfellow, and make his family proud. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) A legacy of valor - remembering Lt. Goodfellow
Family legacies, if left unspoken, can fade away into time and be forgotten. This does not necessarily mean lost. Although, it can be difficult to recover their stories, even when they are hidden in plain sight.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo “Experience” is a subjective and relative word
My motorcycle riding experience began on a random Saturday in 1993 while snooping through some local garage sales.  I stumbled across a 1982 400cc Yamaha with about 2200 miles which needed a new battery, tires and the carb cleaned. A couple hundred dollars later I was ready to ride.  At that time in Minnesota, it was required that I take a written
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2017
Austin Weed, 312th Training Squadron guest speaker, speaks to a group of students at one of the training group pavilions on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 17, 2017. Weed, who lost his leg in a car crash, spoke about the importance of never giving up and friendship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released) Never give up
In April 2016, Austin Weed and his friend were driving a little too quickly, and the car they were in lost control and hit an oncoming truck.“When the firefighters showed up, they didn’t think they were going to pull anyone out alive,” said Weed. “The fact that I’m even here today, is incredible and a miracle.”Although both Weed and his friend made
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2017
(Courtesy photo) March is Women's History Month
Women have supported the American military before our country’s founding. As early as 1775, women took up support roles in military camps as laundresses, cooks and nurses – but only with the approval of the commanding officers, on top of proving that they were helpful.From there, each conflict America had, from the War of 1812 all the way to World
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2017
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Coleman, 316th Training Squadron student, stands for a portrait at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 3, 2017. Coleman is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for February 2017, a series highlighting Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released) February 2017 Student of the Month
Lance Cpl. Michael Coleman, 316th Training Squadron student, is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for February, a series highlighting exceptional Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.17th Training Wing Public Affairs: What led you to join the military?Coleman: I’m the third generation of my family that’s joined the Marine Corps. I just
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2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Craig Irvin, 315th Training Squadron student, smiles for a portrait at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 3, 2017. Irvin is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for January 2017, a series highlighting Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released) January 2017 Student of the month
Airman 1st Class Craig Irvin, 315th Training Squadron student, is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for December, a series highlighting exceptional Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.17th Training Wing Public Affairs: What led you to join the military?Irvin: My grandparents were in the military and my brother is a Marine. I was also
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2017
U.S. Air Force Airman Jordan Coomber, 312th Training Squadron student, smiles for a portrait at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 6, 2017. Coomber is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for December 2016, a series highlighting Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released) Goodfellow Student Spotlight for December
Airman Jordan Coomber, 312th Training Squadron student, is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for December, a series highlighting exceptional Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.17th Training Wing Public Affairs: What led you to join the military?Coomber: I wanted to become a firefighter back home, and also serve my country. This was
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2017
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Joseph DeLullo, 315th Training Squadron student, stands for a portrait at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 2, 2016. DeLullo is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for November, a series highlighting Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released) Goodfellow Student Spotlight for November
Second Lt. Joseph DeLullo, 315th Training Squadron student, is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for November, a series highlighting exceptional Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.17th Training Wing Public Affairs: What led you to join the military?I chose the military as a way to progress my career after going to college and being
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Holiday party and gift guidance for federal personnel
The holiday season is traditionally a time of parties, receptions and exchanging gifts. However, even in the holiday season, the standards of conduct apply. To ensure you don’t unwittingly violate the standards, a brief summary of the applicable rules is set out below.General Rule: Federal personnel may not accept gifts offered because of their
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2016
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