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Default Air Force Logo Making a difference, Toys for Tots.
Christmas morning is finally here. Trees, lights, garland, mistletoe, nativity scenes and music fill the town. It's time to unwrap what Santa brought, or did he?Hi, how are you doing? We have something for you. ...from her hospital bed the little girl's face slightly startled, lights up. Look honey, they are here to see you. They brought you
0 1/19
2010
Default Air Force Logo Exactly what is safety?
Recently I attended a class on basic safety standards in general industry. The content isn't something I was shocked by, nor did it surprise me to hear the violations that people have in the workplace, except for a few exceptions,. But what I carried away with me are some basic principles that should ring in everyone's head, every moment, of every
0 1/08
2010
Left to right, Capt. Neal Jones, 17th Medical Group,  Lt. Col. Michael Hulin, 17th Contracting Squadron commander, Capt. Eric Johnson, 17 MDG, pose with their Ford Ironman Arizona finisher medals, Dec. 7. The event was held in Tempe, Ariz. This was the first time they participated in the event. ( U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Anne Gathua) Goodfellow officers conquer 'Ironman'
"This is it. It's over."A year's worth of sweat, sacrifice, progress and precious time away from family now lay in a sprawling tangle of road-rashed arms and legs, and bicycle spokes. For Capt. Eric Johnson, his dream of completing an Ironman competition lay in this heap, caused by an accidental collision of bicycles with another competitor.For a
0 12/08
2009
Staff Sgt. Jessica Packard puts on her full bunker gear, including an air-breathing apparatus, before she competes in the individual relay event Nov. 19, 2009, at the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge in Las Vegas. Sergeant Packard took 3rd place overall in the female individual competition.  She is stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Desiree N. Palacios) Goodfellow’s SAM Squad compete in World Challenge, Vegas
Goodfellow's SAM Squad competed in the World Challenge that took place in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 16-20. It was the last fire fighter combat challenge of the nine month season. They competed against teams from all over the world, such as New Zealand, Berlin, Canada, Russia, Mexico and England. There were roughly 1,000 firefighters at the week-long
0 12/08
2009
Default Air Force Logo Driving Fatigue
"If only they could drive like me!" "I can drive 500 miles without stopping!" Haven't we all heard these same words before? Unfortunately for us all, there are also tragic stories from the same individuals that are not recited often enough. Human nature is to fit in as much as possible, and driving is no exception. We all need to use extreme
0 12/08
2009
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Leisa Lloyd, 17th Medical Operations Squadron, checks a car seat during the child safety seat workshop supported by Safe Kids San Angelo, Dec. 3, 2009. The workshop ensured Goodfellow members children's car seats meet safety requirements and were properly installed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane)   
Child Safety
Vehicle crashes remain the number one killer of children ages 2-14 in the United States. Knowing how to properly secure your child in their child safety seat can prevent these needless deaths. That's where the wing safety office and the Safe Kids Coalition Buckle Up events come in to play.On Dec. 3, Catie Weidenhofer, the San Angelo regional
0 12/08
2009
Default Air Force Logo Holiday Adoption program a great success
Holidays are a fun time of year, especially Thanksgiving which focuses on giving thanks, friendship, warmth, welcoming and much more. However, this can also be a trying time for many military members who do not have the opportunity to spend time with family and friends because of limited resources or time. This is what led to the establishment of
0 12/01
2009
Marine Staff Sgt. Benjamin Clark from Goodfellow AFB, Texas, meets Lance Corporal Matthew McSweeney, a wounded warrior, as they prepare to drive in the annual Hunt for Heroes parade through San Angleo on Nov. 20.  25 wounded veterans took part in the annual Hunt for Heroes event in West Texas, hosted by the Show of Support Military Hunt Inc., a nonprofit organization.  The criteria for the hunt are the veterans have to be wounded or disfigured and discharged from the military. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robert D. Martinez) Wounded Warriors Welcomed
Twenty-five wounded warriors. Servicemembers who have gone above and beyond to ensure our freedoms here in America are secure participated in the third annual Hunt for Heroes parade, Friday. Army, Navy, Marines and Airmen marched, along with the Joint Service Color Guard, fire trucks, motorcycles from Goodfellow Air Force Base, along the Concho
0 11/23
2009
Default Air Force Logo Thanksgiving Weekend Driving
The National Highway Safety Council estimates 555 deaths. This is over the entire Thanksgiving Day weekend.What You Need to Know:The terms used above were chosen carefully to reflect the level of accuracy of the quantities involved. Estimate is used because the fatality figures are calculated approximately. According to the latest data from the
0 11/23
2009
Default Air Force Logo Seasonal/Heating Transition
With the winter season nearing and temperatures begin to drop, you may notice the drop of indoor temperatures as well. This is because the older heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems work on a two-pipe principle. Two-pipe HVAC systems cannot be switched back and forth from cooling to heating with daily fluctuations in
0 11/23
2009
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