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The WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft is a unique air sampling asset in the United States Air Force inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Holland) Sniffing out nuclear trouble spots
More than 100 Goodfellow students and faculty traveled to Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, last month to tour a WC-135 atmospheric collection aircraft. The WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft and crew attended the 2008 Dyess Air Force Base Big Country Air Fest air show and arranged to host the students, who enjoyed a unique opportunity to tour
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2008
Senior Airman Kamaile Chan dances the hula ‘auana (modern dance), representing the focal point of the Hawaiian culture during the 2008 Asian / Pacific Islander Heritage Luncheon May 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rogerio Walcott) Goodfellow hosts 2008 Asian / Pacific Islander Heritage Luncheon
In celebration of May being Asian Pacific American Heritage Month--the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Committee held their annual luncheon at the Event Center May 21. Food and entertainment were provided by members of the committee. From Korea to China, Hawaii to Thailand, many different Asian cultures were represented through song, dance, and of
0 5/30
2008
Default Air Force Logo Prevention of heat stress begins with education
Prevention of heat stress is of great concern at Goodfellow Air Force Base during the summer months. Everyone, especially those not used to West Texas weather, could fall victim to heat stress -- prevention of heat stress starts with education. Environmental conditions that increase the risk of heat stress are monitored by the Bioenvironmental
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2008
Unlit luminaries mark the memories of cancer victims, while survivors prepare to walk in the background at the Relay for Life, May 16 in San Angelo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Randy Mallard) Racing for the cure: the Relay for Life
On the overcast evening of May 17, 32 teams from Goodfellow Air Force Base volunteered and joined 91 other local teams at Foster Field to raise funds for cancer research during the Tom Green County Relay for Life. 12 hours later, Goodfellow's teams had completed 4,140 laps to raise $25,276.14. The top fund-raising team from the base was the Sailors
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2008
Staff Sgt Robert Carpenter (front), 97th Security Forces Squadron, Altus Air Force Base, Okla., and Staff Sgt Kevin Myers (back), 17th Security Forces Squadron, demonstrate safe riding practices by wearing proper safety gear during the ATV Rider Course May 16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kamaile Chan) ATV Safety: It's your responsibility
All-Terrain Vehicles are a fast-growing mode of transportation for members of the 17th Security Forces Squadron. The use of ATV's allows patrolmen to get to places they otherwise couldn't get to with a patrol car. It is more efficient, and with rising gas prices it saves money. However, the use of ATV's has proved to be very dangerous, especially
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2008
From left to right, 1st Lt. Brian Williams, Senior Airman Kamaile Chan, 2nd Lt. Joel Hansen and Col. Merrily Madero, Goodfellow Ninjas team members, complete the biking leg of the Laughlin Adventure Race April 26. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julio Brito) Airmen more than just Fit to Fight
Do you think you truly exemplify the "fit-to-fight" mindset? Twenty of our own here at Goodfellow Air Force Base, both military and civilian, proved that they truly embody that warrior spirit during events that took place at the 4th Annual Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Adventure Race, April 26. Physically and mentally challenging themselves,
0 5/18
2008
Senior Airman Michael Faulkner and Airman 1st Class Mikael Rose mount up as they prepare to go on patrol as members of the 17th Security Forces Squadron’s newly formed bike patrol team May 2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luis Loza Gutierrez) Base security goes green
Goodfellow Air Force Base's 17th Security Forces Squadron is going green. No, the squadron is not becoming part of the Army, although some people may think that's not too far-fetched, since Airmen in the security forces career field have a similar mission as their fellow "Green" brothers-in-arms. No, "going green" for the Airmen of the 17 SFS has
0 5/18
2008
Senior Airman Laura Garcia (left) watches as Tech. Sgt. Alicia Wilder delivers an impressive dramatic monologue of a poem written by Dr. Herbert Brewster. Sgt. Wilder’s artistic interpretation of the poem which is entitled “I’m determined to be somebody,” was performed during a Poetry Slam held April 30 at the Goodfellow Event Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luis Loza Gutierrez) Poetry slam lets servicemembers show artistic side
The Goodfellow Event Center was home to a different type of entertainment not usually associated with the tough, gung-ho image of past military eras as nearly a dozen brave souls performed poetry in front of a small, but appreciative, audience during the Poetry Slam April 30. "The Poetry Slam is not a competition," said Tech. Sgt. Shanton Russell
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2008
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
0 4/15
2008
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