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Goodfellow holds Caring for People Forum

Goodfellow civilian members review a proposal for improvements to the Base Exchange during the Caring for People Forum at Taylor Chapel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 4, 2017. The base is working towards improving the Exchange in hopes of developing a better seating arrangement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/ Released)

Goodfellow civilian members review a proposal for improvements to the Base Exchange during the Caring for People Forum at Taylor Chapel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 4, 2017. The base is working towards improving the Exchange in hopes of developing a better seating arrangement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/ Released)

Army and Air Force Exchange Services employees act as subject matter experts during the Caring for People Forum at Taylor Chapel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 4, 2017. The SME’s informed base members of the Exchange’s capabilities and where they stand currently with improvements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/ Released)

Army and Air Force Exchange Services employees act as subject matter experts during the Caring for People Forum at Taylor Chapel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 4, 2017. The SME’s informed base members of the Exchange’s capabilities and where they stand currently with improvements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/ Released)

Goodfellow members take notes during the Caring for People Forum at Taylor Chapel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 4, 2017. Base members from a wide range of positions and ranks volunteered to discuss improvements during the forum. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/ Released)

Goodfellow members take notes during the Caring for People Forum at Taylor Chapel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 4, 2017. Base members from a wide range of positions and ranks volunteered to discuss improvements during the forum. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/ Released)

Goodfellow enlisted service members converse before the Caring for People Forum at Taylor Chapel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 4, 2017. The Caring for People Forum is an Air Force initiative for base improvement based off of member’s requests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/ Released)

Goodfellow enlisted service members converse before the Caring for People Forum at Taylor Chapel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 4, 2017. The Caring for People Forum is an Air Force initiative for base improvement based off of member’s requests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/ Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Goodfellow members came together during the Caring for People Forum at the Taylor Chapel May 4.

The Caring for People Forum is an opportunity for base members to have their voice heard about their concerns or ideas to improve the base.

David Sullins, 17th Training Wing community event coordinator, said that the forum is a way for them to be able to have things identified by the people actually using the facilities on a day-to-day basis. Sullins has been a part of Caring for People Forum for the last five years and notices that a lot of the ideas submitted may never have gone noticed by senior leadership without the forum.

The forum began with an introduction of key facilitators and some subject matter experts on certain topics, such as a new Base Exchange.

Then volunteer discussion leaders addressed 172 ideas submitted from all ranks and positions.

By the end of the forum, the volunteers and committee voted for the top ideas to go up to the commander for review.

Volunteers voted for better food options, compressed work schedule and wearing blues quarterly for the top three ideas.

“I really think this is important,” said Staff Sgt. Jason Zadnik, 312th Training Squadron military training leader. “If you want something done, you’ve actually got to bring it up and address the issue because you’ll never know if it’s going to get fixed or not unless you bring it up.”