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  • Improving PT scores: Circuit Training

    Participants of the circuit training classes at the Carswell Fitness Center, have experienced an increase in their physical fitness assessment scores."Circuit training helps condition the body," said Alfredo Pizana, 17th Force Support Squadron fitness center manager. "It trains the body to handle exercises without issues. Circuit training also
  • A day in the life of...

    Staff Sgt. Barak Heaney, 316th Training Squadron military training leader, was shadowed by Jennifer Rios,a reporter from The Standard-Times, Dec. 20.When Rios entered Heaney's office that morning, she was drawn to several items. First she noticed all the abstract paints on his walls, most of them Heaney had painted himself. On his desk were various
  • Goodfellow Comptroller Airman named football MVP

    A Senior Airman from the 17th Comptroller Squadron was named most valuable semi-professional football player for the state of Texas, Dec 31, 2012.Senior Airman Clifton Gathers is a running back for the West Texas Scorpions semi-pro football team. "Cliff's demeanor and dedicated personality shows on the field," David Samaniego, his coach said. "He
  • The Air Force - A Great Way of Life

    Col. Thomas Schmidt, 17th Training Wing Vice Commander, has served in the Air Force since 1992. He has served stateside and overseas in various Air Traffic Control, Airfield Operations and Airspace Management assignments across four Major Commands, including tours in California, Oklahoma, Germany and New Mexico, as well as deployments to Saudi
  • Be energy conscious when traveling

    Christmas is right around the corner and lots of people are leaving their homes for days or even weeks to travel, so do you know what to do to make your home as energy efficient as possible while you're gone? Mary Lumsdon, 17th Training Wing energy manager, said traveling provides a great opportunity, to save on household energy use. "You're not
  • Goodfellow holds Community Appreciation Day and 32nd Annual Santa's Market

    The Goodfellow Air Force Base Community Appreciation Day and 32nd Annual Santa's Market and was held at the Louis F. Garland Fire Academy High Bay here Nov. 17. The event was open to the public at no cost for admission. The Arts and Crafts Center presented the Santa's Market this year which featured more than 170 vendors from the surrounding area,
  • Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gaylor shares his wisdom with Goodfellow

    Goodfellow recently had the distinct pleasure of welcoming retired Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Robert D. Gaylor to visit and speak to members on base.Gaylor had a long, successful career serving 31 years in the U.S. Air Force, although he is most known for being the fifth Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. After retiring in 1979, he
  • Alamo Scouts - do or die

    Before the Green Beret, Special Forces, and Navy SEALs, there were the Alamo Scouts. Executors of "do or die missions", these men completed top secret reconnaissance missions in the Japanese controlled Philippines during World War II. These heroes' exploits were classified during and after WWII, going unnoticed and unrecognized. Regarded as an
  • Marines give back to the community

    The Marine Corps is working hard to be Santa Claus this year, as Toys for Tots gets started.Toys for Tots started back in 1947 and has been working in San Angelo for the past 15 years. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming
  • Pillars of security

    Many people don't understand the relationship between Operations Security, Information Assurance, Information Protection, Anti-Terrorism Force Protection, and Communications Security. They may think these programs are separate because each program may have different management or may fall under different units within an organization. However, all