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Lightning photo shot at Goodfellow AFB, Texas, Aug. 15. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Lucas Hernandez). Lightning kills, stay safe
Rather than telling you my lightning survivor story or the one that I investigated a few years ago, let me assure you that not only does lightning strike often in the Concho Valley, but it can strike with serious consequences. It is real. Here are some safety tips and facts from the National Weather Service and the National Geographic
0 8/27
2009
Team Goodfellow Airmen pose after visiting veterans at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Big Springs, Texas, Aug. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Goodfellow Airman) Goodfellow Airmen visit Big Spring veterans
For 20 Goodfellow Airmen, Aug. 1 was a day that will remain etched in their memories. This was the day they visited the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Big Spring, Texas. "The purpose of the visit was to meet and interact with veterans," said Senior Airman Jonathan Blythe, 17th Comptroller Squadron. "It helped us look back at our history and experience,
0 8/24
2009
Ricky Bonilla, Western Winds Dining Facility staff worker, shows Congressman Mike Conaway, 11th District of Texas, his hat that he received for employee of the month at the dining facility, Aug. 4. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane) Workers proudly serve Team Goodfellow
They're not the most visible group of workers. Sometimes they are behind the scenes, but they still play a very important role in helping run Goodfellow Air Force Base. I'm talking about the employees of the Work Services Corporation. The WSC is a non-profit organization whose goal is to find individuals with disabilities and employ them. The
0 8/24
2009
The library at the Discovery Resource Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Megan Elsner) AFRC Discovery Center Has Much to Offer
The Airman and Family Readiness Center Discovery Resource Center offers customer support in different areas for all Goodfellow servicemembers. The resource room is available for personal computer use such as checking email and online banking. All base personnel are invited to utilize the services offered. The center is equipped with career
0 8/14
2009
Members of Team Goodfellow prepare to start their motorcycle training July 28. The training is done by Marshall Munce and his son Ian Munce. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Clayton Lenhardt) Motorcycles, think safety first!
The following story is true: An Airman riding a motorcycle attempted a high-speed pass, lost control, struck a roadway median, and was thrown off. The Airman struck a tree and sustained fatal injuries. He was an inexperienced motorcycle operator with less than two months total riding experience. Although there were other factors surrounding this
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Transition Assistance Program offered at AFRC
Transitioning from military to civilian life can be an exciting time, filled with hope for what the future may hold, but it can also be a daunting task for servicemembers. Fortunately, the Airman and Family Readiness Center is available to ease the transition. The AFRC has a specific tailor-made program, geared towards educating servicemembers on
0 7/30
2009
Default Air Force Logo Recycling Saves Energy
We all know that we should be saving energy at every opportunity, but did you know recycling also contributes to the nation's energy conservation drive? Making the choice to recycle is a matter of personal effort that means taking a few moments to consider what gets thrown away, or if it can be recycled. For most paper items it is easy, use the
0 7/30
2009
Default Air Force Logo Assessment Helps Prepare for PT Test
Failing a physical training test can impact your military career. Now that the Air Force is toughening up with a twice a year test, it is more important than ever to stay fit. If you're one of those who has trouble staying in shape, there is help for you. The Mathis Fitness Center, has a physical assessment program, which can help you prepare for
0 7/24
2009
Default Air Force Logo Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Think Safety First!
We are currently in week 8 of the 101 Critical Days of Summer Campaign and the focus is bicycle and pedestrian safety. Each year pedestrian fatalities comprise about 11 percent of all traffic fatalities and there are approximately 4,600 pedestrian deaths. Another 70,000 pedestrians are injured in roadway crashes annually. Here are some tips to
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2009
Default Air Force Logo No matter what obstacles
Lauren Russell was born and raised in Washington, D.C. where she grew to love the game of basketball from an early age. From the time she started playing basketball in fifth grade to her completion of high school, Lauren distinguished herself by joining the Thousand Points Club and being awarded "Athlete of the Year" two years in a row by the
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2009
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