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Base hosts Family Day Nov. 21

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Families are an integral part to the success of a military member. The support, love and commitment received from military spouses and children is something that should never go unnoticed. The Air Force and Goodfellow AFB are showing their appreciation to the military family by hosting a Military Family Day on base Nov. 21. 

The day, which will be held in conjunction with Wingman Day, is set to kick off at noon. 

Many different activities, including tours, will be offered for the entire family, according to Joy Hopper of the Airman and Family Readiness Center. 

"Many different organizations from base will be working together to make this day a success for all the members of Goodfellow and their families," she said. 

The afternoon will kick off after the conclusion of the Wingman Day. Beginning at noon, the Goodfellow AFB Joint Honor Guard will post the colors, followed by a few words from 17th Training Wing commander, Col. Scott Bethel. The rest of the afternoon will features activitie to keep the whole family entertained. 

Tours of the Louis F. Garland Fire School, and the 315th and 316th Training Squadrons will run from noon-2 p.m. Pre-registration is mandatory by Nov. 14 for the training squadron tours and by Nov. 17 for the fire school tours. 

There will be a working dog demonstration by the 17th Security Forces Squadron, and a demonstration by the Fort Chadbourne Calvary. Other events include family photos, a rock climbing wall, a hot dog and burger burn, demonstrations from the clinic and the Health and Wellness Center, as well as the Civil Air Patrol. 

The Army will also be on hand to teach family members basic battle moves and allow them to wear Kevlar Vests and handle dummy rifles. 

Several off-base agencies will be on hand to distribute information as well. Many more events are planned, but the details are still being worked, according to Ms. Hopper. 

For more information on Family Day 2006 events, call 654-3893.