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Default Air Force Logo Investing in people
In today's military, people are our most valuable resource. As anyone can plainly see, we are surrounded by highly trained, well educated and extremely dedicated people. Without their collective efforts, the mission wouldn't be accomplished and success would be unreachable. One of the most rewarding things a person can do is to help another reach
0 10/16
2008
17th Training Support Squadron emblem Fire lighter or fire extinguisher?
If you've ever built a fire you know that its tendency is to burn out. You must continually feed it and protect the flame from the elements so it can continue to burn. Not everyone you meet will help fuel the fire. There are two kinds of people that you will encounter in your life: fire lighters and fire extinguishers. The first group of people
0 10/16
2008
Default Air Force Logo Veteran’s Appreciation
As we approach the end of the year and holiday season, it's also a time to reflect on the sacrifices our veterans have made in defense of our great nation. Recently, you saw some of our Goodfellow uniformed representatives from the 316th Training Squadron who visited former POWs in the Veteran's Hospital at Big Spring, Texas. It is with that same
0 10/10
2008
Default Air Force Logo Big changes in store for finance
Big changes are in store in finance.First, the government travel card all personnel use while traveling on official business will change. The current travel card contract run by Bank of America will end in November and transition to Citibank. Most individuals at Goodfellow should have already received their travel cards from Citibank. Once
0 9/26
2008
Colonel Richard Ayres (center), 17th Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Frederick Ricker (right), 17 TRW command chief master sergeant, sign up for the 2008 Combined Federal Campaign with the help of Staff Sgt. Christopher Morgan, a campaign volunteer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Martin) The call to serve
The men and women of Team Goodfellow are all called to service, whether as military servicemembers or civilians in federal service. Think about that word--service. Our primary responsibility is to serve as a bulwark of defense against those who would attempt to steal our liberty or destroy our American way of life. We tend to think of that in terms
0 9/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo What have we done for you lately?
The 17th Civil Engineer Squadron touches the lives of all members of Team Goodfellow every day. We are constantly striving to better support the mission and enhance the quality of life for all members of Team Goodfellow. This article focuses on what we have done and are planning to do to improve training facilities, housing and quality of life for
0 8/29
2008
Default Air Force Logo Please excuse the mess...
You may have noticed many changes going on throughout the 17th Mission Support Group over the last several weeks. As we prepare to merge the 17th Mission Support Squadron and the 17th Services Division, multiple offices have relocated or rearranged their office spaces as well as organizational structure. These moves are essential to meet the
0 8/15
2008
Default Air Force Logo Tool time
I was crawling around the sidewalk under a streetlight the other night when someone stopped and asked if she could help me. I answered, "I'm looking for a quarter I dropped." She asked if I dropped it right there. "No," I responded, "I dropped it in that dark alley way over there, but the light is much better here." OK, that didn't really happen,
0 8/08
2008
Default Air Force Logo Contracting ethics
As an Air Force Contracting Officer, along with my squadron, we are bound by core values which shape and define our culture. They allow us to constantly transform ourselves and the environment in which we work into a professional climate bound by ethics and integrity.  It is not an accident that our core values start with "Integrity First,"
0 8/01
2008
Default Air Force Logo Are you "just" the expectation?
Every now and then in my career when I was not so full of my own opinion and ideas, I would take time to listen and would actually glean some good information and advice. As I reflect over my Air Force career, one of those rare moments stills stands out and today it is still some of the best advice I have ever received. I was a young Airman with
0 7/25
2008
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