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  • Racing for the cure: the Relay for Life

    On the overcast evening of May 17, 32 teams from Goodfellow Air Force Base volunteered and joined 91 other local teams at Foster Field to raise funds for cancer research during the Tom Green County Relay for Life. 12 hours later, Goodfellow's teams had completed 4,140 laps to raise $25,276.14. The top fund-raising team from the base was the Sailors
  • ATV Safety: It's your responsibility

    All-Terrain Vehicles are a fast-growing mode of transportation for members of the 17th Security Forces Squadron. The use of ATV's allows patrolmen to get to places they otherwise couldn't get to with a patrol car. It is more efficient, and with rising gas prices it saves money. However, the use of ATV's has proved to be very dangerous, especially
  • Airmen more than just Fit to Fight

    Do you think you truly exemplify the "fit-to-fight" mindset? Twenty of our own here at Goodfellow Air Force Base, both military and civilian, proved that they truly embody that warrior spirit during events that took place at the 4th Annual Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Adventure Race, April 26. Physically and mentally challenging themselves,
  • Base security goes green

    Goodfellow Air Force Base's 17th Security Forces Squadron is going green. No, the squadron is not becoming part of the Army, although some people may think that's not too far-fetched, since Airmen in the security forces career field have a similar mission as their fellow "Green" brothers-in-arms. No, "going green" for the Airmen of the 17 SFS has
  • Poetry slam lets servicemembers show artistic side

    The Goodfellow Event Center was home to a different type of entertainment not usually associated with the tough, gung-ho image of past military eras as nearly a dozen brave souls performed poetry in front of a small, but appreciative, audience during the Poetry Slam April 30. "The Poetry Slam is not a competition," said Tech. Sgt. Shanton Russell
  • 17 MDG treks to Nicaragua

    Air Force medical personnel respond to emergencies all over the world, and the 17th Medical Group at Goodfellow Air Force Base is no exception. From April 17 to May 3, a team of doctors and medical personnel, led by Lt. Col. George Jones, 17th Medical Operations Squadron commander, traveled to Nicaragua on a joint medical training mission with
  • Local sportscaster takes on Firefighter Combat Challenge

    It's been called the toughest two minutes in sports. Competitors in the Firefighter Combat Challenge must carry a 45-pound hose up five stories, hoist another 45-pound toolbox the same distance, move a 150-pound block of solid steel eight feet using only a sledgehammer, dodge fire hydrants, pull a charged 1 2/3-inch hose 100 feet and drag a
  • Don't tase me, Airman!

    The 17th Security Forces Squadron has added one more weapon to their arsenal, but this one is non-lethal: the electronic control device commonly known as a Taser. Members of the 17 SFS underwent day-long training Tuesday to be able to safely and properly operate the device, which can be used as a non-lethal defensive tactic or to ensure compliance.
  • Getting Them Ready

    It's one of the primary goals of the U.S. Air Force in Iraq: building and training the fledging Iraqi Air Force until it can stand on its own feet and protect the country - and because fire protection is a universal need, Goodfellow is right in the thick of it. Master Sgt. Matthew Simmons, a fire instructor for the fire officer course at the Louis
  • A day in the life of a Goodfellow WASP

    When Mary Anna Martin reported to Goodfellow Field on December 11, 1944, to begin her first assignment, she knew her career would last only 10 days. Marty was a WASP, one of the thousand or so Women Airforce Service Pilots who trained at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, to take over some of the domestic flying duties that would free an equal