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  • AFSA: Speaking for the people behind the stripes

    Air Force enlisted members have options when it comes to having their voices and concerns being heard; the Air Force Sergeants Association is one of those options. "We (the Air Force Sergeants Association) are an international organization dedicated to speaking out on behalf of the people behind the stripes," said Master Sgt. Mark Brown, president
  • Summer fire safety tips

    Summertime is here and it is time once again to celebrate all the wonderful freedoms we enjoy in America. Many of you will be camping, grilling, or just plain having fun in the outdoors. Here are some tips to help guarantee a safe and happy summer. BARBEQUE-When using barbecue grills on decks or patios, be sure to leave sufficient space from siding
  • 4th of July safety

    Ah, the 4th of July: in my humble patriotic opinion, the best of all the holidays. Good weather and greasy barbeque make for an enjoyable weekend. It isn't always that great though. Especially not for the approximately 9,000 people who receive injuries from fireworks every year. Or the insurance companies who pay an average of more than $18 million
  • Beating the Texas heat

    It's getting to be that time of year again; the temperatures are starting to hit the low 90s, black or red flags are flying and 4:45 p.m. finds you sitting in your air-conditioned dorm room, wondering "what can I do when it's so darn hot outside?"Some of you have realized this is a year-round question, as well - after all, there's only so many
  • "High-speed" Airman selected for FBI National Academy

    "Are you ready to go?"Those were the first words Lt. Col. Kenneth O'Neil, 17th Security Forces commander, asked right before notifying Capt. Brian Copper, 17 SFS operations officer, that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had selected him to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va."I thought Lt. Col. O'Neil was talking about me getting
  • AFA offers volunteerism, “Airmen helping Airmen”

    The Fort Concho Chapter 305 of the Air Force Association, a professional military organization, will hold its next meeting June 21, 4 p.m. at the officer's lounge in the Goodfellow Event Center.AFA membership isn't required to come check out the organization, and if you're looking for an opportunity to volunteer in the community, the AFA might be
  • Pedestrian Safety

    As I drive around the base, I have noticed some behaviors recently by motorists and pedestrians that are unsafe and unlawful. Pedestrian rules of the road can be found in Goodfellow Air Force Base Instruction 31-204, Air Force Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision, and the Texas Traffic Code.Many people driving on base will stop when they see a
  • Learning Resource Center offers linguistic support

    On any given day, you can walk into the 17th Training Support Squadron's Language Resource Center and see Army, Marine Corps and Air Force linguists talking to an instructor on a computer terminal or a television screen. That's right; technology has hit the LRC as Goodfellow linguists study a myriad of foreign languages.The LRC has recently been
  • May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

    According to the United States Census Bureau in July 2004, there was an estimated 14 million U.S. residents who admitted to being of Asian descent, comprising five percent of the total population.One word to describe Asian/Pacific Americans is diversity. Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Vietnamese, Laotians, Cambodians, Thai, Hmong, Samoans
  • How not to be accused of sexual assault

    We often see information on how not to be a victim of sexual assault. One of the things that I have received significant feedback on in the past months is the need for an article on how not to be accused of sexual assault. The first thing to address is; is consent given? The Department of the Air Force Policies and Procedures for the Prevention of