Honorary commanders 17th MDG & 312th TRS immersion

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  • By Senior Airman Sarah Williams
  • 17th Training Wing Public Affairs

The 17th Training Wing honorary commanders visited Goodfellow on June 8.

The visit showcased the 17th Medical Group, and the 312th Training Squadron. Members toured various facilities and learned about resources offered to veterans, service members, and their families.

“I think it’s amazing that the honorary commanders want to learn more about how we contribute to the overall mission,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Johnson, 17th Healthcare Operations Squadron commander. “Having civil leaders that truly care about how they can contribute to the community base partnership and how we can help each other is awesome.”

The honorary commanders were able to learn about the in-place patient decontamination, bioenvironmental, tactical combat casualty care, and dental procedures.

The tour continued to the 312th TRS where they learned rescue procedures taught in follow-on courses. Honorary commanders were able to repel down a 50-foot building and use hydraulic rescue tools to detach car doors.

“Starting off at the 17th MDG was so eye opening,” said 17th TRW honorary commander, Jenna Jones. “Seeing the community awareness they have and how all the various forms and functions work was really neat. Also being able to learn more about the fire academy and being able to jump in and be a part of that was icing on the cake. We are so blessed here to have Goodfellow Air Force Base.”