Herd is the word
By Senior Airman Seraiah Wolf, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 23, 2019
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
San Angelo once hosted the Miss Wool of America Pageant. This pageant took place every year from 1952 until 1972, celebrating and highlighting San Angelo’s standing as the Wool Capital of the World.
Although the pageant is no longer active, San Angelo residents found a different way to celebrate their history, through the displaying of fiberglass sheep throughout the city.
Since its establishment in 1940, Goodfellow has always strived to be involved in the community. In 2011, the base acquired its own sheep, painted to resemble the fuselage of an airplane with a bomber jacket in honor of our beginning as a pilot training base, proudly displayed at the gate it welcomes visitors.
Now, after years of San Angelo citizens adding to the fiberglass flock, the 316th Training Squadron and the 315th Training Squadron are proud to display their own sheep, decorated in the colors and symbolism of their history and heritage.
The 316th TRS’s sheep welcomes students on their way to class with its one of a kind fin reminding the students that they are Sharks. Painted on the side is the variety of languages in homage of the linguists that attend training here.
The 315th TRS’s sheep also welcomes those about to attend training at Di Tommaso Hall, with its rattlesnake-themed coat and the chant of the squadron painted on the back “Strike First” and “Rattle Later.”