Community leaders tour Goodfellow
By Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published July 11, 2017
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.”