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U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, and Dr. Cheryl Sparks, Howard College president, discuss Public-Public and Public-Private program opportunities after the triannual P4 update meeting held at Judge Edd B. Keyes Building in San Angelo, Aug. 31, 2017.  P4 is a military installation and local community initiative to form partnerships that achieve value and benefit for both. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert D. Martinez/Released) Goodfellow nominated for excellence
It is our pleasure to announce the 17th Training Wing, Goodfellow Air Force Base, as Air Education and Training Command's nomination for the 2018 Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award.
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Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Godsey, 315th Training Squadron instructor, looks at a display during the Domestic Violence Awareness Month proclamation signing at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 20, 2017.  Each table had displays sharing stories of survivors of domestic abuse. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released) A stand against Domestic Violence
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in recognition, Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing vice commander, signed a proclamation at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 20.This marks the first time three different armed forces on Goodfellow came together to sign a proclamation, declaring domestic violence has no
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U.S. Air Force Airman Alexander Presley, 17th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management apprentice, reads the Energy Week proclamation before Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing vice commander, signs it in front of the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 17, 2017. The week of Oct. 17 through 24 was recognized as Energy Week, bringing awareness to the need of energy conservation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released) Signing of the Energy Week proclamation
The U.S. Air Force declared October Energy Action Month. Goodfellow is announcing Oct. 17 through Oct. 24 as Energy Week and signing a proclamation by Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing vice commander, at the Norma Brown building Oct 17.To increase awareness of energy conservation, several events, including an energy exercise competition at
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James Orlando, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs visual information specialist, pulls a sled of weights during the Fire Muster Challenge beside the Fire Department on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 13, 2017. The Fire Muster Challenge tested a team’s strength and ability to work together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released) Public Affairs tests their merit at the Fire Muster Challenge
The 17th Training Wing Public Affairs team, consisting of 1st Lt. Tisha Wilkerson, media operations, Master Sgt. Joy Meek, superintendent, James Orlando, visual information specialist, and Staff Sgt. Anthony Hetlage, broadcast journalist journeyman, competed in the annual Fire Muster Challenge beside the Fire Department on Goodfellow Air Force Base
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Prescription pain pills are seen dumped out on a table at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. Airmen who take prescription pills that are not their own or are taken after the time allotted could find themselves facing severe discipline. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner) 
Opioid and Medication misuse: A growing problem
An estimated 2.4 million Americans used prescription drugs non-medically for the first time in the past year. That equates to more than 6,550 new cases of improper use each day.Air Force members contribute to this statistic, too.Prescription medication use falls into three main categories: correct use, misuse and abuse. Most Airmen fall into the
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U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, and Maj Matthew Strickler, 17th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, pose with the signed Fire Week Prevention proclamation at the Norma Brown Building on Goodfellow Air Base, Texas Oct. 5, 2017. The signing brought awareness to the Fire Prevention Week and its theme of “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zachary Chapman/Released) Every second counts
Oct. 8 through 14 marks Fire Prevention Week and in observation of that Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, signed the Fire Prevention Week proclamation at the Norma Brown Building on Goodfellow Air Force Base Oct 5.During a speech after a fire drill with the fire department on base, Mills spoke on this year’s theme of “Every Second
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U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Allen, Center for Information Warfare Training Detachment Goodfellow officer in charge, retired Master Chief Petty Officer Steven Chaney, and Cryptologic Technician Collection Seaman Madison Elliot, Center for Information Warfare Training Detachment Goodfellow trainee, cut the Navy birthday cake during the Navy Ball at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 6, 2017. Tradition is to have the youngest and the oldest cut the cake, but in breaking tradition, Allen was allowed to join for his last Navy Ball at Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zachary Chapman/Released) Celebrating traditions at the Navy Ball
The Event Center hosted the Navy Ball, which celebrated the Navy’s 242nd birthday, bringing all the branches together for an evening full of ceremony and long-lasting heritage at Goodfellow Air Force Base Oct. 6.Focusing on traditions, the evening consisted of setting the Prisoner(s) of War/Missing in Action table, the posting of colors, singing of
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U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Bobbie Riensche, 17th Training Wing command chief, receive their flu vaccinations at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 5, 2017. Vaccinations are mandatory for active duty, reserve and guard personnel. The seasonal flu vaccine will initially only be offered to uniformed service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released) The start of flu vaccination season
This year’s seasonal flu vaccination season kicked off on Oct. 5 with Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, and other base leadership receiving their flu vaccination at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. “We now have a schedule for all active duty and Department of Defense beneficiaries,” said Lt. Col. Kari
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U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, talks with Howard Taylor, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts director, after the ribbon cutting ceremony for STARBASE at the STARBASE building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 4, 2017. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is the tertiary funder for STARBASE. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zachary Chapman/Released) STARBASE ribbon cutting
Goodfellow Air Force Base announced a new development in its Community Partnership by way of the STARBASE program, which celebrated its ribbon cutting at the STARBASE Goodfellow building Oct. 4.STARBASE Goodfellow is one of four academies in Texas and will serve over 1,200 students from the San Angelo Independent School District. STARBASE
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Beginning in January 2018, there will be changes to the TRICARE benefit. (Courtesy photo) Milestone changes coming to TRICARE
TRICARE beneficiaries will soon have increased access to health care through key changes that are set to take place in January 2018. With the benefit set to undergo some of the biggest improvements in more than two decades, beneficiaries will be able to take command of their health care through expanded choices. These improvements include wider access to network providers, updated enrollment to reduce disruptions in care and simplified co-payments.
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