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  • Rookie firefighter combat challenge heats up

    The 312th Training Squadron hosted the 4th Annual Rookie Firefighter Challenge Saturday at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy training grounds here. Seventeen teams participated in this years challenge, also known as "the toughest two minutes in sports." The first part of the course requires participants to carry a 45-pound
  • Drug Education for Youth

    This year's Navy-sponsored Drug Education for Youth camp was held June 23 to July 3 at the base chapel annex. More than forty youth, ages 9 to 12 participated in various activities both on and off base. The goal of the DEFY program is to provide commanders with a drug demand reduction program that facilitates and enhances family readiness to
  • Base dependent heads toward top

    The National Society of High School Scholars announced June 11 that San Angelo Central High School student Austin Medina had been selected for membership in the organization. Austin is the son of Albert Medina, a Fire Officer Course instructor with the 312th Training Squadron and a retired Air Force master sergeant. "I'm exceptionally proud of him
  • Keep safety in mind on Independence Day

    Ah, the 4th of July: in my humble, patriotic opinion, the best of all holidays. Good weather, greasy barbeque and a couple of adult beverages make for an enjoyable weekend. However, it isn't always that great - especially for the 9,300 people who usually receive injuries from fireworks, or the insurance companies who often pay almost $23 million in
  • A Nation at War: the Joint Enlisted Dining-In

    The Goodfellow Event Center was packed to bursting June 12, as servicemembers from the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps joined together for the annual Joint Enlsited Dining-In. This year's theme was A Nation At War. To reflect that theme, "warrior" uniforms were worn, and attendees were issued orders directing them to tables labeled by past
  • Antiterrorism and force protection: Helpful tips and tricks, part two

    Traveling safely In this week's antiterrorism and force protection article, we'll start by addressing travel security. One time when complacency can get us in trouble is when we travel. Here are a few tips that will increase your security the next time you go on temporary duty, leave or make a permanent change of station to an overseas location. -
  • Antiterrorism and force protection: everyone's business at Goodfellow

    In light of recent world events, and to keep overall antiterrorism awareness up, the Goodfellow Monitor will be running a series of articles on antiterrorism. Take the time to read and employ these tips to increase your security. This article addresses general security precautions and further articles will address specific security concerns, such
  • Sniffing out nuclear trouble spots

    More than 100 Goodfellow students and faculty traveled to Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, last month to tour a WC-135 atmospheric collection aircraft. The WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft and crew attended the 2008 Dyess Air Force Base Big Country Air Fest air show and arranged to host the students, who enjoyed a unique opportunity to tour
  • Goodfellow hosts 2008 Asian / Pacific Islander Heritage Luncheon

    In celebration of May being Asian Pacific American Heritage Month--the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Committee held their annual luncheon at the Event Center May 21. Food and entertainment were provided by members of the committee. From Korea to China, Hawaii to Thailand, many different Asian cultures were represented through song, dance, and of
  • Prevention of heat stress begins with education

    Prevention of heat stress is of great concern at Goodfellow Air Force Base during the summer months. Everyone, especially those not used to West Texas weather, could fall victim to heat stress -- prevention of heat stress starts with education. Environmental conditions that increase the risk of heat stress are monitored by the Bioenvironmental