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  • Deployed servicemembers receive a touch of home

    The holiday season is upon us and, as always, it is a time for giving. One local organization, Christmas for Our Troops, Inc., kicked off its yearly campaign to collect for, and give to, a very specialized group--men and women deployed across the world in military service to the United States. The organization has grown from three Texas residents
  • Chapel offers religious education

    The Goodfellow Air Force Base Chapel held its first Sunday school/Religious Education classes for this year Sept. 7. Attendees enjoyed fellowship and lessons about the Christian faith. The program is open to any military ID holders. The chapel has provided classes for every age group (kindergarten to adult). The hour-long classes are designed to
  • Staff judge advocate explains funded law school program options

    Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 through March 1, 2009. These programs allow officers to attend law school full time and subsequently enter the judge advocate corps. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. In addition to prosecuting and defending clients brought
  • A chance to serve - a second time

    For many active duty military members, retirement is the brass ring; that pie-in-the-sky, trouble-free netherworld filled with beaches and golf courses and blue, sunny skies. But the reality is, military retirement status is simply another step on the path of life. And like all the other steps, it comes with its share of positives, negatives and
  • Goodfellow vet clinic ready to serve base’s needs

    In Army Capt. Tom Mason's time in the Army National Guard, he's deployed overseas and provided veterinary care to every kind of animal from military working dogs to Afghan goats. At Goodfellow Air Force Base, he sees some of those military working dogs as well, but the citizen-Soldier also takes time to tend to the pets of military personnel and
  • Safety becomes way of thinking

    Goodfellow Air Force base recently took part in a safety assessment from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program that culminated in an out-brief to Col. Richard Ayres, 17th Training Wing commander, Sep. 26. The VPP team began safety assessments across the base Sept. 23 looking for ways for base personnel to
  • Crossroads: taking care of our Airmen

    Every Monday, a bus arrives from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, carrying the newest crop of technical training students. Excited at the prospect of entering the operational Air Force and the mission ahead of them, these Airmen still have a challenge to overcome: the training that will prepare them for their intelligence, firefighting and special
  • Summer golf tournament to bring holiday joy

    "Fore!" was an often-heard term Sept. 19 when Goodfellow golfers descended on Quicksand Golf Course to participate in this year's Friendship Golf Tournament.Every year, the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, Military Affairs Committee, and Goodfellow Air Force Base partner-up to hold the fundraising event.Goodfellow personnel were teamed up with local
  • Goodfellow welcomes Chief Ricker

    He's been seen around Goodfellow in the past month: the new chief master sergeant with the second star - the 17th Training Wing command chief master sergeant. Chief Master Sgt. Frederick Ricker said his job is "to make sure every Airman, whether enlisted, officer or civilian, understands the commander's intent and vision." Additionally, a command
  • Local Scout helps Goodfellow School-Age Facility

    A San Angelo Boy Scout led a project to help the Goodfellow School-Age Facility build a dry riverbed over the past month. Taylor Cambre, an aspiring Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America Troop 363, partnered with volunteers from the 17th Civil Engineer Squadron and scouts from his troop as he carried out a service project to improve the area