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Community leaders tour Goodfellow

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Downs, 17th Training Wing Commander, speaks to San Angelo, Texas leaders during an orientation tour at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 7, 2017. Downs spoke about the relationship between Goodfellow and the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Downs, 17th Training Wing Commander, speaks to San Angelo, Texas leaders during an orientation tour at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 7, 2017. Downs spoke about the relationship between Goodfellow and the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kenneth Stremmel, 315th Training Squadron Commander, briefs community leaders about intelligence training at the Di Tommaso Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 7, 2017. Stremmel and other base leaders lead a tour to help orient San Angelo, Texas community leaders to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kenneth Stremmel, 315th Training Squadron Commander, briefs community leaders about intelligence training at the Di Tommaso Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 7, 2017. Stremmel and other base leaders lead a tour to help orient San Angelo, Texas community leaders to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

Goodfellow Air Force Base and San Angelo, Texas leaders pose for a photo while doing the 315th Training Squadron hand sign at the Di Tommaso Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 7, 2017. The group photo was the last event in a base orientation tour for new community leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

Goodfellow Air Force Base and San Angelo, Texas leaders pose for a photo while doing the 315th Training Squadron hand sign at the Di Tommaso Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 7, 2017. The group photo was the last event in a base orientation tour for new community leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Welling, 312th Training Squadron Commander, begins a tour for community leaders at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 7, 2017. The fire academy tour was part of a larger tour designed to orient new San Angelo, Texas leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Welling, 312th Training Squadron Commander, begins a tour for community leaders at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 7, 2017. The fire academy tour was part of a larger tour designed to orient new San Angelo, Texas leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Community leaders came to Goodfellow for an informational meeting and a tour through the 312th and 315th Training Squadrons July 7 and 10.

For several, this was their first tour of Goodfellow.

“Today we’re introducing the mayor and city council members to our base mission here at Goodfellow,” said Chief Master Sgt. Bobbie Riensche, 17th Training Wing command chief. “This helps the local civic leaders understand what we do here at Goodfellow.”

During the visit, the focus was on installation development and Public-Public and Public-Private agreements. Public-Public Partnerships are agreements among a minimum of two public organizations to attain mutual objectives by merging resources. Public-Private Partnerships are similar but involve at least one private party.

“This benefits me because it’s pulling people together under one umbrella, so that we can all speak the same language,” said Brenda Gunter, San Angelo mayor. “What we want is continued partnerships. We want to understand what Goodfellow Air Force Base needs. We need to understand what its people need. We need to make sure the city understands what your needs are and we need to make sure Goodfellow understands what the city’s needs are, but it’s all about partnerships.”