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BASE IN PROCESSING FOR PRIOR SERVICE STUDENTS, OFFICER STUDENTS AND PERMANENT PARTY
Upon permanent change station arrival to Goodfellow, your first stop will be the military personnel section, Norma Brown building, room 128, for base in processing. Base in processing hours are 9 to 11 a.m., Monday to Friday. If you arrive on Goodfellow after 11 a.m., you must report to MPS the following duty day. Bring three copies of your PCS orders and military ID.

CAREER PATHWAYS
Howard College Adult Education and Literacy provides free Career Pathways and Transitions classes to help students achieve their career and financial goals. For more information, please contact Howard College at 325-481-8323 or email: ael@howardcollege.ed

TEXAS VETERAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The Texas Workforce Commission has launched a new initiative to assist veterans who deployed in support of operations in their transition back to civilian life in Texas. The goal is to provide direct assistance to veterans and their families to obtain employment, education, health care and other benefits. For more information, contact Joseph Piteo at 325-653-2321, ext. 1288, or email: joseph.piteo@twc.state.tx.us 

PATRIOTIC BLUE IS RECRUITING
Patriotic Blue is looking for volunteers to join in singing the national anthem and other selections at various community events. If you are interested, please attend one of the practice sessions or send an email to PatrioticBlue@us.af.mil

WING HONOR GUARD IS RECRUITING
The 17th Training Wing Honor Guard is looking for recruits to serve on the Honor Guard for one year. Missions include rendering funerals, color guards, ceremonies, celebrations, weddings and changes of command. For more information about joining the base honor guard, call 325-654-1685.

ASU SCHOLARSHIP COVERS TA COST DIFFERENCE
Angelo State University offers a scholarship to active duty military who apply for Tuition Assistance to cover the cost difference between what military TA covers and their cost of tuition and fees. For more information, call 325-486-VETS (8387).

 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

Everybody is always welcome at the VFW and we invite our military, veterans and their families to join us at all events or anytime.

VFW is located at 125 S Browning, San Angelo.  For cover charge, costs or other information, please contact Christine Crosby or Janet at 325-655-6550.

GOODFELLOW FOREIGN NATIONAL VISITATION POLICY
Installation access control procedures now require identity proofing and vetting for non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent resident aliens not on official visits. All foreign visitors, not on official visits, must be identity proofed, vetted and have a visitor pass to gain access to installations. Goodfellow will require the visitor's sponsor to complete a Foreign Visitor Access Request memo a minimum of seven days prior to the visit. Call 17th Security Forces Pass and Registration section at the installation visitor control center 325-654-4122 for more information.

PASSPORTS FOR OFFICIAL TRAVEL
No-fee passport applications are processed at the military personnel section, Norma Brown building 430, room 128, by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 325-654-1801 or 1802.

WING IG OFFICE
The 17th Training Wing Inspector General's office is located in building 300, across from the Event Center and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 325-654-5289, 325-654-4054, or e-mail 17trw.ig@us.af.mil.

CLEP AND DSST TESTS
The Wayland Baptist University National Test Center will offer both CLEP and DSST tests 5 p.m., Wednesdays, and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Thursdays. To schedule a test, call the Education Center customer service desk at 325-654-3314.

CLEP TEST REGISTRATION PROCEDURES CHANGE
National Test Centers, including Goodfellow, now require a registration ticket for admittance to CLEP testing. Go to https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount, create an account and print the generated ticket that must be presented to the examiner at test time. Call 325-654-3314 for additional info.

FINANCIAL COACHING SERVICES FOR VETERANS FREE OF CHARGE
Free Financial Coaching sessions provided by an Accredited Financial Counselor in one-on-one sessions. Topics discussed include create or maintain monthly budgets, saving for emergencies and retirement, buying a home or car and providing security for their family. For more information, call 325-653-2321.

REPORTING FRAUD, WASTE AND ABUSE
Individuals who suspect fraud, waste or abuse must report it to their commander, security forces, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment or the 17th Training Wing Inspector General. Stop by building 300 or call the FWA Hot Line at 325-654-3048. Identities of callers or writers are fully protected. For more information, call 325-654-5289 or 325-654-4054.

GCSC THRIFT STORE
The Goodfellow Combined Spouses' Club Thrift Store hours are Tuesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and occasionally on weekends, announced on https://www.facebook.com/GSCThriftStore/ . The thrift store is located in building 736. All proceeds from the store go back to Goodfellow and the community.

RESPITE CHILD CARE HELPS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
All eligible active duty Airman with a special needs child may receive up to 12 hours of respite child care per month for each eligible child. This is a free program. For more information on about eligibility, finding a provider and how to apply check out these frequently asked questions and answers http://www.goodfellow.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140403-011.pdf.

FAMILY CHILD CARE PROGRAM
Family Child Care is looking for providers to provide care for the Expanded Child Care Programs and to care for children with special needs including children with asthma, allergies, cerebral palsy, physical impairments, etc. For information, please call Carmen Trufant at 325-654-3239.

STAY INFORMED WITH STRAIGHT TALK
During emergencies on Goodfellow, the public affairs office will activate its automated Straight Talk Line. The Straight Talk Line is an authoritative point of contact that provides current, accurate information about the situation. Call the Straight Talk Line at 325-654-3877 to get the latest updates during emergency situations.

CONSIDERING HAVING YOUR WORK PUBLISHED?
Contact Public Affairs to determine if your product requires a formal Security and Policy Review. PA provides an expert review of material proposed for public release by DOD members and contractors. The process ensures material is accurate, does not contain classified material and does not conflict with established AF, DoD or U.S. policy. Contact 17 TRW/PA, 325-654-3876 for more information.

RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE
The retirees activities office mission is to answer retirees' questions and/or provide contact information about available retiree service providers. The RAO is located in the wing headquarters building in room 119-E and is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to noon. The phone number is 325-654-4462, and email is 17TRW.CVR.RetireesActivity@us.af.mil. Volunteers are needed to assist in the office Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please contact Mr. David Sullins at 325-654-5932 if you are interested in volunteering.

LEARN ENGLISH
You are invited to free English classes. Classes are held every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Southland Baptist Church, 4300 Meadow Creek Trail, San Angelo, 76904. Childcare for all ages is provided. For more information or to register, please email xworks@suddenlink.net or call 325-949-9633.

ONLINE APPOINTMENTS FOR MPS CUSTOMER SERVICE
Online appointments for the military personnel section customer service for common access card and ID Cards is available at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil. Walk-in service is still provided, however, appointments receive priority service. For more information, call 325-654-1801.

AIRMAN AND FAMILY READINESS CENTER
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on individual consultations, job search process, career planning, personal development, resume writing and interview skills, contact the A&FRC at 325-654-3893 or fsc.programs@us.af.mil.

NEW VA BENEFITS ADVISORS
A Department of Veteran Affairs benefits advisor is available at the Airman and Family Readiness Center to assist all service members, veterans and family members with questions about VA benefits and services. To schedule an appointment, call 325-654-3893 or stop by the A&FRC.


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