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AFGHANISTAN – Master Sgt. Lovea Anderson of Orlando, Fla., Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team personnelist, reads an order of promotion during a formation at a forward operating base in Afghanistan July 23. Sergeant Andersson is assigned to the 17th Force Support Squadron at Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ave I. Pele) FSS member holds integral part while deployed
War is a chaotic business - yet within that chaos, order must be maintained. For the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team, that responsibility lies with the S1 shop - the Army's term for the personnel section.The S1 shop is responsible for manning, staffing, personnel movement, and the administrative and personnel needs of every warrior on the
0 10/04
2010
Senior Airman Jeremy Howt, 17th Communications Squadron, throws a strike at the Bowling Center here Sept 24. He and other members of Armed Forces Committed to Excellence spent the afternoon bowling as part of a morale-boosting event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica D. Keith) ACE members help improve life on base
Have you ever wanted to volunteer but were unsure where to look for opportunities? If so, the Armed Forces Committed to Excellence may a good place to start.ACE is a joint-service private organization on base committed to improving the quality of life on military installations with members who are active participants in both on and off base
0 9/30
2010
Staff Sgt. Dustin Vigil, 17th Security Forces Squadron K-9 handler, and his former military working dog, Spidla, after Sergeant Vigil's Purple Heart ceremony Sept. 17 at the Event Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Randy Mallard) SFS member receives Purple Heart seven years later
It was 2003 and he was in his second year of enlistment. The Airman nervously exited the plane on to the abandoned airstrip ready to embark on his first deployment. Little did he know his first tour would be an assignment that will stay with him forever and earn him the medal many servicemembers never want to get.Instead of accepting the soccer
0 9/20
2010
Airman Basic JaAnna Godine, 315th Training Squadron, goes online in the computer room at the Crossroads Sept. 9, 2010. (U.S. Air Forcce photo/Airman 1st Class Clayton Lenhardt)

 

Base Chapel, a foundation of faith
A ribbon-cutting ceremony last year did more than open a new, fully modern Chapel here. According to base chaplains, it ushered in new opportunities and highlighted existing programs, all presented by a team that is dedicated to serving Team Goodfellow 24/7."This building is a symbol that represents what we do," said Chaplain (Maj.) Sammy Tucker.
0 9/13
2010
Chief Master Sgt Brendan Criswell, 17th Training Wing Command Chief, on his recent deployment. The Chief was down range November 2009, through May of this year and served as superintendent 586th Air Expeditionary Group. (Courtesy photo) Seize the opportunity: command chief's thoughts on deployment
Deployments can be a major part of a servicemember's career. Some Air Force Specialty Codes require servicemembers to deploy many times in their careers while others do not deploy often. Regardless if servicemembers have deployed one time or 10, they usually return home having learned a little more about themselves. Command Chief Master Sgt.
0 9/13
2010
(U.S. Air Force illustration/James E. Luman) Public Affairs leads the way in communication
Behind the scenes but always there, Public Affairs is charged with communicating the wing commander's message, command information and Air Force priorities to the public and its servicemembers. This wing staff agency accomplishes its mission of expanding the public's knowledge about Goodfellow and the Air Force through accurate, timely
0 8/31
2010
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Airman 1st Class Kathryn Loustaunau, 17th Medical Support Squadron, prepares food at a soup kitchen, July 24. She and 18 other first term Airmen volunteered in the community as part of a First Term Airmen Center course assignment. FTAC is designed to help first termers transition from technical training to an operational environment and is a requirement for all Airmen upon arrival to their first duty station. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Jessica D. Keith) FTAC sets new Airmen up for success
A group of bright-eyed young Airmen listen intently as a speaker briefs them on safety. This is just one in a long line of briefers the Airmen will listen to over the next several days. This may sound familiar to most new Airmen.The First Term Airmen Center is part of the orientation process for all new Airmen when they reach their first duty
0 8/10
2010
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program is something every servicemember should be aware of. (U.S. Air Force illustration/James E. Luman) Sexual assault awareness: what servicemembers need to know
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program is something every servicemember should be aware of. Sexual assault does not have to be rape. Air Force Instruction 36-6001 defines sexual assault as "intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot
0 8/10
2010
Default Air Force Logo ITT makes traveling easier
You actually have some time off and you want to get away, but the thought of searching through the overwhelming amount of travel sites gives you a headache. If you could just find someone to go through the daunting task of spending hours flipping through those websites, you might actually consider taking that much-needed vacation. Maybe you're
0 7/13
2010
Airman 1st Class Laurence Micale watches as his grandfather, retired Col. Peter Micale III, pins on his new fire protection badge during the graduation ceremony July 1. Airman Micale is a third generation Air Force member with family ties going back to the start of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Connie Hempel) Three generations of excellence
A young Airman stands proudly while his father and grandfather pin his badge on his chest during a ceremony July 1. The badge signifies his graduation from technical school and tells the world he is a firefighter. Airman 1st Class Laurence Micale is a third generation servicemember. Both his father and grandfather are retired Colonels in the Air
0 7/06
2010
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