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U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander, carves roast beef during Thanksgiving at the Western Winds Dining Facility on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 25, 2021. Reilman and other permanent party members of the 17th TRW showed their appreciation for service members in the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ethan Sherwood)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander, carves roast beef during Thanksgiving at the Western Winds Dining Facility on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 25, 2021. Reilman and other permanent party members of the 17th TRW showed their appreciation for service members in the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ethan Sherwood)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Rebecca Arbona, 17th Training Wing command chief, and Col. James Finlayson, 17th TRW vice commander, serve ham and turkey to a student during Thanksgiving at the Western Winds Dining Facility on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 25, 2021. Arbona and Finlayson asked each member about themselves and thanked them for their service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ethan Sherwood)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Rebecca Arbona, 17th Training Wing command chief, and Col. James Finlayson, 17th TRW vice commander, serve ham and turkey to a student during Thanksgiving at the Western Winds Dining Facility on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 25, 2021. Arbona and Finlayson asked each member about themselves and thanked them for their service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ethan Sherwood)

17th Training Wing leaders serve military members from around the community during Thanksgiving at the Western Winds Dining Facility on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 25, 2021. More than 400 military personnel, veterans and family members were served before noon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ethan Sherwood)

17th Training Wing leaders serve military members from around the community during Thanksgiving at the Western Winds Dining Facility on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 25, 2021. More than 400 military personnel, veterans and family members were served before noon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ethan Sherwood)

U.S. Army leaders serve a student during Thanksgiving at the Western Winds Dining Facility on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 25, 2021. Leadership from different squadrons and tenant units served food to show support for individuals who spent their Thanksgiving away from home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ethan Sherwood)

U.S. Army leaders serve a student during Thanksgiving at the Western Winds Dining Facility on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 25, 2021. Leadership from different squadrons and tenant units served food to show support for individuals who spent their Thanksgiving away from home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ethan Sherwood)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Goodfellow members who did not go home for the Thanksgiving holiday were invited to join base leadership for lunch at the Western Winds Dining Facility, here, Nov. 25.

Leadership from different squadrons and tenant units served food to show support for individuals who spent their Thanksgiving away from home.

Retirees and Veterans in the San Angelo community were also invited on base to partake in the Thanksgiving meal as a way to recognize and thank them for their service and sacrifices made over the years.

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