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SAN ANGELO, Texas – Tech. Sgt. William R. Hierholzer Jr., 344th Air Force Recruiting Squadron enlisted accessions recruiter, assists Fredrick L. Howard Jr., Goodfellow Air Force Base Army and Air Force Exchange Service electronic department customer service, with enlistment paperwork in his office Sept. 2. Hierholzer educates people on the Air Force life and helps civilians become full-fledged Airmen.   (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Joshua Edwards) The first step is recruiting
The first step for most individuals wishing to serve in the Air Force is a visit to the recruiter's office. Among their many responsibilities, recruiters across the country fill classrooms at Goodfellow Air Force Base to develop exceptional Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, and Fire Protection professionals. Tech. Sgt. William R.
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2014
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - Staff Sgt. Donald T. Weaver, 17th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, trains the base’s newest MWDs at the kennel Aug. 12. The dogs are a Belgian Malinois and a German Shepherd, the two most common breeds used for MWDs. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Laura McFarlane) 2-year-old SFS members ensuring base security
The 17th Security Forces Squadron's newest members may only be 2 years old, but they pack quite a bite.Despite their age, LLispeth and Elute, 17th SFS military working dogs, are prepared to defend the base and ensure the training mission goes on.They started their career like all other enlisted members at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. For these
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2014
Lynwood G. Landbeck, former Air Force Staff Sgt., shakes hands with a colonel at his separation ceremony in 1955 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  The Air Force color guard from Goodfellow Air Force Base provided honors at his interment Sept. 8. (Courtesy photo) Honor guard members perform essential service
Goodfellow Air Force Base Honor Guard members volunteer to work extended hours, weekends and cover an area of responsibility that extends over 36,000 sq. mi., but the impact they make goes even further. Recently, Staff Sgt. Mark Richards, 316th Training Squadron cryptologic language analyst instructor, and Airman 1st Class Alberto Trevino, 17th
0 9/09
2014
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – A decommissioned RQ-4 Global Hawk sits on display at the corner of Kearney Boulevard and West Canberra Street Sept. 2. During its time in the Air Force, this Global Hawk logged 4,830 hours in 285 missions, including a deployment to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Devin Boyer) RQ-4 Global Hawk: Its purpose at Goodfellow
Unmanned aircraft systems have been a pivotal innovation for collecting data in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in the Air Force. Among them is the RQ-4 Global Hawk.According to the Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk fact sheet, this high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft reaches up to 60,000 feet and can stay airborne for over 28
0 9/06
2014
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Airman 1st Class Dillon M. Duermyer, 17th Medical Support Squadron medical records technician, poses for a photo in front of the Ross Clinic Aug. 29. Duermyer is a survivor of the Little Sioux tornado that demolished a scout camp in 2008. He and his peers helped save other scouts lives by setting up triage and administering first-aid. Duermyer was awarded the Medal of Merit. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Devin Boyer) Caught in a whirlwind
Not many people understand what it is like to be caught in the middle of a tragic situation; however, Airman 1st Class Dillon M. Duermyer can relate.At the age of 13, Duermyer was faced with an unfortunate scenario. During Pahuk Pride National Youth Leadership Training at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch in Iowa, he and his fellow Boy Scouts found
0 9/02
2014
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Nicholas O’Keefe, 17th Civil Engineer Squadron Bandits player, poses with a Sept. 5, 1997, Goodfellow Monitor during a photo shoot at the Mathis Fitness Center multipurpose field June 30. In the photo, a 2-year-old O’Keefe stands on the sidelines holding a ball that belonged to then Tech. Sgt. Darrell Drost, Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy and 312th Training Advanced Fire Recue Course fire instructor. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane) Coming full circle
What began as a little boy's dream has now become a young man's reality.According to his mother Sharon Carey, who was stationed here from 1997 to 1999, Nicholas O'Keefe wanted to play softball since he was 2 years old.In a photo taken in 1997, a 2-year-old O'Keefe stands on the sidelines holding a ball that belonged to then Tech. Sgt. Darrell
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(U.S. Air Force graphic/ Airman 1st Class Joshua Edwards) What is a Key Spouse?
Key Spouses are trained volunteers that provide personal, peer-to-peer support for their squadron's families.Their role is to act as a liaison between families, commanders and first sergeants as well as to care for families by providing them with information from their squadron's leadership about events, programs and other available resources
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SAN ANGELO, Texas-- Airman 1st Class Travis E. Hill, 17th Communications Squadron focal point technician, ties a lure to a fishing line at the Goodfellow Air Force Base Recreational Camp June 26. Hill has been fishing as a hobby since he was a child and now enjoys it as a way to relieve stress. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Michael Smith) Gone Fishin’
A hobby that takes your mind off of work is something everyone should have. For Senior Airman Travis E. Hill, 17th Communications Squadron focal point technician, that hobby just happens to be over 40,000 years old.Fishing dates back in human culture to the Paleolithic era as a way of survival. Today, people all around the world take part in
0 7/15
2014
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Alcohol affects everyone in different ways, depending on mood, personality, physical condition and surrounding people.  The 17th Training Wing Safety Office encourages people to plan their events prior to going out. (Courtesy photo) Critical Days of Summer week 4: thinking before drinking
The Critical Days of Summer have arrived, so has the beautiful weather to go out and enjoy! Each week the 17th Training Wing Safety Office will be sending out information to educate and inform all base personnel in specific areas. From doing a task the first time to doing something consistently for years, adding alcohol to any situation can make
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2014
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. – Ricky Woodard, warehouse worker/packer, carries boxes to the moving truck July 23. Summer season is one of the busiest times for a Permanent Change-of-Station for military members. One important rule to preparing for PCS is organization. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gul Crockett) PCSing CONUS this summer?
The Defense Department expects the largest volume of requests for property movement from May 1 to July 31 due to the increase in Permanent Change of Stations, impacting several transportation offices here. Because of the peak in summer moves, the entire DOD is competing with the private sector to secure Transportation Service Providers to pack and
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