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17th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operator, George Nava poses with other heavy equipment operators, called the dirt boys, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 29, 2018. Nava began his last day, before retirement, by checking off an item on his bucket list, riding to work on his horse. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released) Riding off into retirement
One thing, 17th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operator, George Nava always wanted to do was ride his horse to work. On his last day, before retirement, Nava was able to do it.“This is one of the last things that I wanted to do on my last day of work, checking it off my bucket list,” said Nava. “Before I did this, I called security forces
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2018
A challenge coin passes from one person to another near building 533 on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 28, 2018. A challenge coin signifies inclusion to a group or can be given out as small tokens of appreciation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released) A small token of appreciation
If you have been in the military for a minute, then you have probably received a challenge coin at some point.The origins of these coins can be traced back to when Roman soldiers received tokens to recognize their achievements, but tying down the exact link to the modern military is uncertain.There are several stories, with one referring to a
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2018
A miniature of Lt. Col. Ewe-Little, the sheep statue outside of Goodfellow Air Force Base’s gates, stands watch over the Norma Brown Air Force Base model in the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 21, 2018. The sheep are a tie to the early history of San Angelo as the wool and sheep capital of the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released) Smallest Air Force Base
Affectionately known as the smallest Air Force base in the world, the Norma Brown Air Force Trainer is also known to have the most disaster incidents out of all other bases. This is due to the fact that the 1979-era tabletop model is used to assist in training fire protection specialists in the Fire Officer II and III courses at the Louis F.
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2018
Courtesy photo CAREing for you
654-CARE is an established program that not many people know about. By calling this simple automated system you have access to many Goodfellow resources."The 654-CARE number is a great resource because there is just one number that you need to dial in order to get in contact with many different individuals,” said Interim Sexual Assault Response
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2018
A painting of U.S. Army Air Corps. 1st Lt. Jack Mathis, 359 Bombardment Squadron, along with brother 1st Lt. Mark Mathis, 359 Bombardment Squadron, hangs in the San Angelo Regional Air Port terminal, also known as Mathis Field, in dedication to their service. Jack, a Medal of Honor recipient, was raised in San Angelo, Texas and trained at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, and was honored for his services by having the Mathis Fitness Center on Goodfellow named after him. Recognizing the history in a name – Mathis Fitness Center
With a monthly average of 21,244 patrons, it is easy to say the Mathis Fitness Center is well known, but do people know where it got its name? The Mathis Fitness Center was built on nearly the same spot as the original base gym, which it replaces, and was named after Medal of Honor recipient Army Air Corps 1st Lt. Jack Mathis, 359 Bombardment
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2018
U.S. Air Force Airman Tiffany Snyder, 17th Training Wing Chapel chaplain assistant, works at Taylor Chapel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 25, 2018. Snyder is from one of the first classes of Airmen to graduate tech school as a chaplain assistant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released) Goodfellow welcomes one of the first pipe line chaplain assistants
Before Tiffany Snyder joined the Air Force in 2017, she had no idea she would be one of the first 12 individuals to become a chaplain assistant straight out of training. “When I was at basic training they gave us the list of jobs that were available that week,” said Airman Tiffany Snyder, 17th Training Wing Chapel chaplain assistant. “They told us
0 4/26
2018
Over view of the Hanoi prison camp, nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton. (Courtesy photo.) Ellis’ stay at the Hilton
On Feb. 15, Col. Leon F. “Lee” Ellis, visited the Goodfellow Air Force Base Theater, sharing his story with the audience, using experience as a prisoner of war as a reflection of leadership through hardship. Born and raised in Georgia, Ellis commissioned into the Air Force through Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at the University of Georgia in
0 3/07
2018
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kenneth Stremmel, 315th Training Squadron commander, presents the Purple Heart certificate to 2nd Lt. Daniel Hipps, 315th TRS trainee, with Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 740 Commander, Chris Doggett during, the 315th graduation ceremony in the Base Theater on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 31, 2018. Hipps, received the Purple Heart for injuries he received while on deployment in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released) Goodfellow Airman receives Purple Heart
2nd Lt. Daniel Hipps, 315th Training Squadron trainee, received the Purple Heart at the Base Theater on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Jan. 31.
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2018
Goodfellow’s new Commissary Officer, Edith Dowtin, stands in the produce section at the Commissary on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 10, 2018. Downtin’s goals as the new Commissary Officer are to provide customers with healthy alternatives according to their dietary needs and assist with promoting the Commissary’s brand products. Goodfellow's new Commissary officer
Sometimes when people think about the Commissary, they think about the food and not the people who work behind the scenes. One individual determined to make a positive impact behind the scenes is the new Goodfellow Commissary Officer, Edith Dowtin.
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2018
This photograph shows a mobile radio goniometric tractor near Verdun.  These vehicles conducted radio direction finding against enemy radio transmissions. A century of Army cryptology and signals intelligence
The years 2017 and 2018 mark the centennial for U. S. Army involvement in World War I. They also commemorate 100 years of ground-based signals intelligence collection and the use of cryptology to support major combat operations.
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