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Ruckus at the Rec Camp

Members of Goodfellow Air Force Base and the San Angelo community observe the competition at the 19th Annual Goodfellow Air Force Base Car and Motorcycle Show during the Ruckus at the Rec Camp event at the Goodfellow Recreation Camp, San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 29, 2018. The car and motorcycle show was one event during the Ruckus at the Rec Camp there was also a barbeque and chili cook-off, ending with a concert. (U.S. Air Force photo by Aryn Lockhart/Released)

Members of Goodfellow Air Force Base and the San Angelo community observe the competition at the 19th Annual Goodfellow Air Force Base Car and Motorcycle Show during the Ruckus at the Rec Camp event at the Goodfellow Recreation Camp, San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 29, 2018. The car and motorcycle show was one event during the Ruckus at the Rec Camp there was also a barbeque and chili cook-off, ending with a concert. (U.S. Air Force photo by Aryn Lockhart/Released)

A 1941 Chevrolet waits to be judged during the 19th Annual Goodfellow Air Force Base Car and Motorcycle Show during the Ruckus at the Rec Camp on Goodfellow Air Force Base Recreation Camp, San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 29, 2018. Kicking off with a car show, the event also included chili and barbeque cook-offs and ended with a concert. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

A 1941 Chevrolet waits to be judged during the 19th Annual Goodfellow Air Force Base Car and Motorcycle Show during the Ruckus at the Rec Camp on Goodfellow Air Force Base Recreation Camp, San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 29, 2018. Kicking off with a car show, the event also included chili and barbeque cook-offs and ended with a concert. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

A 312th Training Squadron Logistics Technician, Russell Dunlap, 44th Annual Armed Forces Terlingua Chili Cook-Off participant gives out samples to attendees during the Ruckus at the Rec Camp at Goodfellow Air Force Base Recreation Camp San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 29, 2018. Cooks turned in their chili to be judged and ranked. The top three competitors earn competition rights for the Terlingua International Chili Championship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

A 312th Training Squadron Logistics Technician, Russell Dunlap, 44th Annual Armed Forces Terlingua Chili Cook-Off participant gives out samples to attendees during the Ruckus at the Rec Camp at Goodfellow Air Force Base Recreation Camp San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 29, 2018. Cooks turned in their chili to be judged and ranked. The top three competitors earn competition rights for the Terlingua International Chili Championship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

An entry in the 19th Annual Goodfellow Air Force Base Car and Motorcycle Show known as the ‘Rat’ received an award as a top 30 car during the Ruckus at the Rec Camp held at Goodfellow Air Force Base Recreation Camp, San Angleo, Texas Sept. 29, 2018. Applicants in the car show could win Top 30 cars, people’s choice or commander’s choice awards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

An entry in the 19th Annual Goodfellow Air Force Base Car and Motorcycle Show known as the ‘Rat’ received an award as a top 30 car during the Ruckus at the Rec Camp held at Goodfellow Air Force Base Recreation Camp, San Angleo, Texas Sept. 29, 2018. Applicants in the car show could win Top 30 cars, people’s choice or commander’s choice awards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Ramirez, 17th Training Wing vice commander, laughs with fellow judges at the 44th Annual Armed Forces International Terlingua Chili Cook-Off during the Ruckus at the Rec Camp event at Goodfellow Air Force Base Recreation Camp, San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 29, 2018. The judges blind tasted over 20 different Terlingua chili during the cook-off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Aryn Lockhart/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Ramirez, 17th Training Wing vice commander, laughs with fellow judges at the 44th Annual Armed Forces International Terlingua Chili Cook-Off during the Ruckus at the Rec Camp event at Goodfellow Air Force Base Recreation Camp, San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 29, 2018. The judges blind tasted over 20 different Terlingua chili during the cook-off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Aryn Lockhart/Released)

A 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee is displayed at the 19th Annual Goodfellow Air Force Base Car and Motorcycle Show during the Ruckus at the Rec Camp on Goodfellow Air Force Base Recreation Camp, San Angelo, Texas Sept. 29, 2018. The car show featured vehicles from 1924 to the present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Aryn Lockhart/Released)

A 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee is displayed at the 19th Annual Goodfellow Air Force Base Car and Motorcycle Show during the Ruckus at the Rec Camp on Goodfellow Air Force Base Recreation Camp, San Angelo, Texas Sept. 29, 2018. The car show featured vehicles from 1924 to the present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Aryn Lockhart/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Members from Goodfellow and the San Angelo community were able to spend a day at the base’s Rec Camp comparing cars, motorcycles and sampling a variety of barbeque and chili during the Ruckus at the Rec Camp event Sept. 29. 

Included in this event were the 44th Annual Armed Forces International Terlingua Chili Cook-Off and the 19th Annual Goodfellow Car and Motorcycle Show. Volunteers blind judged chili and barbeque from over 10 different competitors. To make the judging fair, all competitors submitted their samples in identical containers only marked with a number. After the judges sampled a chili they marked on a corresponding paper their ranking.

The top three Terlingua chili category winners earned competition rights to the Terlingua International Chili Championship, and the top 10 barbeque cooks earned points for the International Barbeque Cookers Association.

“This great event gives something for our military family and students to do, get out and have a good time,” said Col. Robert Ramirez, 17th Training Wing vice commander. “It also gives us a chance to give back to the community. San Angelo is a great community and does great things for us so we invited everyone to join us in this event.”

Booths were set up around the camp, allowing families to wander through and sample from each competitor before voting for their favorite.

“I was able to judge some of the barbeque and the Terlingua chili,” said Ramirez. “I hadn’t heard of it before and am a little ashamed at being a Texan and never knowing what it was.”

The chili competition had multiple categories, including Terlingua chili, squadron chili and anything goes. The classic Terlingua chili is not allowed to contain any beans, only meat and spices.

“I really appreciate being able to come out to the Ruckus and sample the different foods today,” said Wisconsin native, Airman 1st Class Matthew Read, 315th Training Squadron student. “I have only been at Goodfellow for a short time and being able to have this change of pace from basic training is really nice.”

After the car show and food sampling there was a concert that individuals were able to attend by Lake Nasworthy.

“Coming to an event like this reminds us of why we are here,” said Read. “Being able to get out and enjoy a weekend relaxing in America.”