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Master Sgt. Annette Whitenack bandages a Nicaraguan child’s arm during the 17th Medical Group’s mission April 17 to May 3. The team treated more than 5,200 patients during the trip and coordinated with the Nicaraguan military and ministry of health staff members. (Courtesy photo) 17 MDG treks to Nicaragua
Air Force medical personnel respond to emergencies all over the world, and the 17th Medical Group at Goodfellow Air Force Base is no exception. From April 17 to May 3, a team of doctors and medical personnel, led by Lt. Col. George Jones, 17th Medical Operations Squadron commander, traveled to Nicaragua on a joint medical training mission with
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2008
Marine Staff Sgt. Charles Ammon, SAM Squad Firefighter Combat Challenge team member makes the obstacle course look easy, as he is ranked 6th in the World. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kamaile Chan) Local sportscaster takes on Firefighter Combat Challenge
It's been called the toughest two minutes in sports. Competitors in the Firefighter Combat Challenge must carry a 45-pound hose up five stories, hoist another 45-pound toolbox the same distance, move a 150-pound block of solid steel eight feet using only a sledgehammer, dodge fire hydrants, pull a charged 1 2/3-inch hose 100 feet and drag a
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2008
Members of the 17th Security Forces Squadron apply simulated handcuffs to Airman Bird before removing the Taser electrodes. (U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Gina O’Bryan) Don't tase me, Airman!
The 17th Security Forces Squadron has added one more weapon to their arsenal, but this one is non-lethal: the electronic control device commonly known as a Taser. Members of the 17 SFS underwent day-long training Tuesday to be able to safely and properly operate the device, which can be used as a non-lethal defensive tactic or to ensure compliance.
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Getting Them Ready
It's one of the primary goals of the U.S. Air Force in Iraq: building and training the fledging Iraqi Air Force until it can stand on its own feet and protect the country - and because fire protection is a universal need, Goodfellow is right in the thick of it. Master Sgt. Matthew Simmons, a fire instructor for the fire officer course at the Louis
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2008
Default Air Force Logo A day in the life of a Goodfellow WASP
When Mary Anna Martin reported to Goodfellow Field on December 11, 1944, to begin her first assignment, she knew her career would last only 10 days. Marty was a WASP, one of the thousand or so Women Airforce Service Pilots who trained at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, to take over some of the domestic flying duties that would free an equal
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2008
Braden Peiser, son of Erica Peiser, gets pinned by Maj. (Dr.) Charla Quayle during a Thunderbirds visit to San Angelo Community Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas. Dr. Qualye, flight surgeon for the entire Thunderbirds team, and several enlisted personnel spent time with patients, employees and family members as part of the teams visit to San Angelo for Air Fiesta ‘08.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt Randy Mallard) Beyond the flightline
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds did more during their visit to San Angelo than their aerial acrobatics during Air Fiesta '08. The air demonstration team visited patients and staff at both Shannon Medical Center and Community Medical Center, spoke to students at Central and Lake View High Schools and conducted both a re-enlistment ceremony
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Become a Goodfellow Transformer
The 17th Services Division's Mathis Fitness Center staff is scheduled to hold a fitness competitions in April called Transformers. Transformers is a competition along the lines of the popular tv-show, "The Biggest Loser," said Michelle Ammon, Goodfellow Air Force Base sports director. The competition is scheduled to kick off April 1 and
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Default Air Force Logo Crime and punishment
Criminal misconduct can have serious consequences for both an individual's future in the military and in his or her life after the military. Some of the more common offenses include underage drinking, providing alcohol to a minor, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, illegal drug use and shoplifting, just to name a few. The consequences
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Default Air Force Logo Get ready for Air Fiesta ‘08
Air Fiesta '08 is just a week away! All our preparation is about to pay off in what will be an incredible display of "Airpower over West Texas." Take another look at the Air Fiesta schedule at http://goodfellow.schultzairshows.com/. We've added several exciting demonstrations you won't want to miss. Remember, there are still volunteer opportunities
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2008
President Dwight D. Eisenhower visited Goodfellow Air Force Base in January 1957 in order to inspect the severe drought conditions West Texas experienced during that time.  According to Dr. John Garret, 17th Training Wing Historian, President Eisenhower spent the night at the base and is the only commander in chief to have visited Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of 17th Training Wing Historian) Our Military Presidents
Presidents' Day is on Monday, a federal holiday designated to give tribute to all those who have served in our nation's highest political office. In observance of that special day, we present the following facts about the men who were once fellow brothers in arms before they ever held the title of commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces.
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