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17th TRW Commander hosts Honorary Commanders Luncheon

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Sharp, 316th Training Squadron commander, speaks with an Honorary Commander during the Honorary Commanders Luncheon at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, September 27, 2019. Honorary commanders are selected based on their level of community involvement and their reach in the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robyn Hunsinger/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Sharp, 316th Training Squadron commander, speaks with an Honorary Commander during the Honorary Commanders Luncheon at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, September 27, 2019. Honorary commanders are selected based on their level of community involvement and their reach in the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robyn Hunsinger/Released)

Goodfellow Commanders and Honorary Commanders pose during the Honorary Commanders Luncheon at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, September 27, 2019. The Honorary Commanders Program promotes public awareness of the Air Force's mission, policies and programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robyn Hunsinger/Released)

Goodfellow Commanders and Honorary Commanders pose during the Honorary Commanders Luncheon at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, September 27, 2019. The Honorary Commanders Program promotes public awareness of the Air Force's mission, policies and programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robyn Hunsinger/Released)

Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas --

Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, hosted an Honorary Commanders Luncheon at the event center here September 27.

The Honorary Commanders Program promotes public awareness of the Air Force's mission, policies and programs. Honorary commanders are selected based on their level of community involvement and their reach in the community.

“Goodfellow has the luxury of enjoying the support from the finest local community in the Air Force,” said Nazario.

The program also pairs military leaders with their civilian counterparts to build community relationships. These relationships lay the foundation for opportunities for military personnel at Goodfellow to take part in.

“It’s just wonderful to work in partnership with Goodfellow Air Force Base,” said San Angelo City Manager and seven-year Honorary Commander, Daniel Valenzuela. “There are certain things that we do to help each other out with different programs.”

Nazario gave a presentation of the 17th TRW’s mission as well as how Goodfellow and San Angelo will continue to grow together. Goodfellow strives to promote healthy and long-lasting community involvement initiatives such as volunteer opportunities, partnership programs and more.

“The state of Goodfellow is excellent,” said Nazario. “The state of San Angelo is excellent. The times in which we live provide almost unprecedented opportunity and there is very little we can’t accomplish together if we connect, grow, and go.”