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  • With some help from my friends

    Almost every Airman, when he or she reaches the grade of E-3, hopes to be one of the select few who are promoted below-the-zone. Goodfellow's junior enlisted organization, Armed Forces Committed to Excellence (ACE), started a program Feb. 12 to help prepare those Airmen 1st class for the face board which accompanies the competition. "I came up with
  • Air Force firefighters rescue baby camel trapped in manhole

    Many people associate firefighters with rescuing cats out of trees. For the firefighters assigned to the 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron at Ali Base, they weren't expecting this animal rescue call where a baby camel was trapped in a manhole Feb. 9. "This was the weirdest call I've ever been on," said Staff Sgt. Bryan Senecal, 407th
  • Senior Airman Bone selected for 2009 Tops in Blue

    Television has American Idol, and the San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo has Rodeo Idol, but the U.S. Air Force has been putting together touring entertainment groups for 55 years. This elite group of entertainers is called the Air Force Tops in Blue, and Team Goodfellow's Senior Airman Jennifer Bone was selected for the 2009 touring ensemble. Getting
  • 315 TRS commander offers perspective on white ropes

    The 17th Training Wing Chapel Crossroads Center has started a new leadership series, entitled "Friends of Crossroads." The series' purpose is for base leaders to address Crossroads visitors on models of leadership and values. Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines who visit the center have an opportunity to hear from commanders and other inspiring
  • Legal office is here to help

    There's an old joke that goes "if a lawyer and an IRS agent were drowning and you could only save one, would you (a) go to lunch; or (b) read a book?" Joking aside, the legal office at Goodfellow is here to help you with many of your legal needs. Every month, dozens of servicemembers, family members and retirees save hundreds of dollars by having
  • Shelter in place - what, why and how

    Hazardous materials emergencies can occur anywhere that hazardous materials are manufactured, stored, or transported. Chemical plants are obvious sources of potential accidents. Less obvious are highways, railways and storage areas at places such as swimming pools (chlorine). In the event of an emergency involving hazardous materials, you may be
  • Army green, environmentally green

    A huge truck. Fifty-gallon drums of fuel for a diesel engine. Piles of unserviceable, wrecked office equipment scattered in a seemingly haphazard arrangement. These hardly seem like the props for an ecologically beneficial way of life, but they are - with the help of one Army NCO. Staff Sgt. Roger Smith, a firefighter assigned to the Army's 344th
  • 2009 Voting Slogan Contest begins

    The Federal Voting Assistance Program is pleased to announce the kick-off of the biennial contest to promote participation in the democratic process among citizens covered under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act -- members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, their families, and all U.S. citizens residing outside
  • RAGBRAI inspires instructor

    About this time last year, I became interested in cycling and bought my first road bike. I also learned about the Air Force Cycling Team, which participates in the Des Moines Register's (a newspaper) Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa®, a seven-day journey every July that is the oldest organized bicycling tour in the world. Unfortunately, I was
  • Goodfellow vice commander heads south

    This coming April, Col. Merrily Madero, 17th Training Wing vice commander, will leave for her new assignment as Air Education and Training Command director of staff at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. In this new position, Col. Madero will work directly for Gen. Stephen Lorenz, AETC commander. When she leaves, Goodfellow will lose a fine officer and