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Default Air Force Logo Tornadoes Part 2: Preparation and what to do when one threatens
"Goodfellow has the good fortune to have a sophisticated system with trained and well-informed professionals in place in case a tornado ever threatens. In the case of a tornado watch or warning, the base command post is notified and sends out a pigeon client as well as getting an e-mail sent to all base personnel. A steady tone siren will be set
0 3/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo Tornadoes Part 1: Tornado terminology, destructive power and myths
In West Texas the season of spring brings warmer temperatures and the long awaited hint of green to the winter-frozen, brown, cracked grass of the native area. But spring also brings the potential threat of tornadoes. With that in mind, members of the 17th Civil Engineer Squadron base readiness flight provide readers with information about
0 3/12
2007
Default Air Force Logo Smile! Good dental habits can last a lifetime
Good habits that start at an early age can ensure good habits continue throughout life. One such good habit is caring for our teeth by brushing and flossing. With February being National Children's Dental Health Month, this is an excellent time to educate your children on the importance of their teeth and demonstrate proper care and maintenance. As
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2007
A 1942 Mack Model 125 fire truck on the flightline at Mathis Field San Angelo Regional Airport. The fire truck, to be used as a static display at the outdoor museum on Goodfellow, was transported by a C-130 Hercules from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown, Ohio.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Malek.) Fire truck comes to Goodfellow display
On Saturday, a C-130 Hercules from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown, Ohio, landed at Mathis Field and came to a stop just north of the terminal. As the ramp came down, a signature chrome bulldog became visible. Inside was a 1942 Mack Model 125 fire truck. The Mack was part and parcel of what was going on in the world at the time. When it rolled
0 2/12
2007
From left to right, Airman Kerry Dilis, Airman 1st Class Sherry Kedrowski and Airman Justin Cox, technical school students from Goodfellow, remove the old Zoar United Church of Christ sign. Students and permanent party from Goodfellow volunteered to fix up the historic church Feb. 3. (U.S Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Bales.) Goodfellow volunteers fix up historic Texas church
Have you ever heard of Rowena, Texas? I hadn't either until a few weeks ago, when I started to organize a volunteer project to help the Zoar Community Church prepare for their 100th Anniversary. This small town, home to approximately 714 people, is full of rich history. Although you won't see it on the welcome sign, Rowena is where Bonnie Parker
0 2/12
2007
Staff Sgt. Sarah Rucker, 316th Training Squadron, asks Jarrol Bales (son of Tech Sgt. Kelly Bales) about his display. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Bales) A “fair” day at Crockett Elementary
Despite the cold weather this past Friday, it turned out to be a "fair" day at Crockett Elementary. More than 120 students ranging from grades Kindergarten-6 presented their science projects during the Annual Crockett Elementary Science Fair. Members of the 316th Training Squadron assisted in judging students' presentations based on originality,
0 2/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Sharks take a bite out of pollution by recycling
When I was teaching last year, I noticed a large amount of plastic bottles, cans, and glass containers thrown away. The amount of recyclables going into the garbage astonished me. This went against everything I had been taught over the last 20 years. I took my first step and brought in my own recycling container and was surprised to find it was
0 2/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Friendship Golf Par-tee
Ninety-six players and approximately 20 volunteers helped make the Friendship Charity Golf Tourney a great success. On Aug. 4, participants gathered at the Quicksand Golf Course for 18 holes of fun, snacks, and a delicious complimentary catered lunch from Texas Roadhouse. Each player received a door prize and a goodie bag filled with coupons, golf
0 1/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo Hard at work at 75 years of age
"When I was 20, I knew that 75 was old," says the gray-haired man in the uniform of a 17th Civil Engineer Squadron civilian. "When I was 30, 40, 50, I knew that 75 was old. So I'm an old man," he says, and then pauses. A grin crosses his face. "I don't feel 75." Whether he felt it or not, Don Hedges turned 75 on July 27. Despite his age, the
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Commissioning beyond borders
Any officer can say that his or her commissioning ceremony was a special moment. Some might even describe it as a personal experience because family members were involved, but how many can claim they were delivered the oath of office by their father in Baghdad through a video teleconference? 2nd Lt. Marie Bachran can. On Monday morning, then-Cadet
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2007
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