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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
0 1/16
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
0 1/11
2007
Staff Sgt. Mike Myers sits in the driver's seat of a Humvee he was operating when it was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. The attack came Sept. 6 at almost the same time his son was being born in the United States. Sergeant Myers is a security forces member deployed to the Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team from Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. David Kurle)
The best and worst day of his life
Staff Sgt. Mike Myers experienced one of the most frightening events of his life in Afghanistan, while the birth of his child was taking place more than 7,000 miles away simultaneously. Sergeant Myers, a security forces member of one of the Provincial Reconstruction Teams here, is lucky to be alive after his HUMVEE was hit by a rocket-propelled
0 11/15
2006
Default Air Force Logo UDMs get them ready
Each year, hundreds of service men and women are deployed from Goodfellow to various locations around the globe, executing and serving in a multitude of functions and operations in defense of our nation. However, these deployments could not be accomplished as smoothly without the help of the select men and women known as the UDM, or unit deployment
0 11/15
2006
Default Air Force Logo Goodfellow warriors on target
It's no secret in today's Air Force that each Airman must be ready to, and probably will at some point in their career, deploy overseas. With deployments becoming more routine and predictable thanks to the Aerospace Expeditionary Force rotations, Airmen must recieve the best training available and programs like the Global War On Terror Training
0 11/15
2006
Default Air Force Logo A1C Jacobson: Gone, but never forgotten
It has been a year since the Goodfellow AFB community got the devastating news that one of its Airmen was killed in action defending her country. Airman First Class Elizabeth Jacobson may not be with us any longer, but her legacy and her memory will live on forever, thanks to a memorial that was placed in front of the 17th Security Forces Squadron
0 11/15
2006
Default Air Force Logo Airman voices expectations to NCOs
The halls of the Events Center were filled with the roaring sound created by a room-full of NCOs and Airmen pounding their spoons during a 30-secondstanding ovation that resulted after hearing the passionate words of an unlikely special guest speaker. Senior Airman Shaun O'Dell, a member of the 17th Security Forces Squadron, was asked to be the
0 11/15
2006
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