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OPEN HOUSE

The Goodfellow AFB Open House and Block Party is coming up soon on Saturday, June 3!  We look forward to opening the base to the local community.   We'll be updating this page as we lead up to the big event!  ðŸ¤©

To access the event, please enter through the 'Crash Gate' on Chadbourne.  Signs will be posted near the South (Jacobson) Gate to guide you.  

Please bring a valid government ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) to expedite processing through the security checkpoint.    

Scheduled Attractions

BUS STOP 1  ðŸš  Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Tour and activities

Take part in a tour of the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy.  See the equipment and vehicles DoD firefighters use for their training.   Fun activities planned for children and adults! ðŸ‘¨‍🚒

BUS STOP 2  ðŸš  DoD Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Immerse yourself in a memorial dedicated to fallen DoD firefighters.  Check out the large collection of historical firetrucks and vehicles.  ðŸš’  

P-10 Forcible Entry Fire Truck    P-16A  Flightdeck Crash and Rescue Truck   

P-19 Crash and Rescue Operations   1941 Ford Pumper   1942 Mack 125   

1951 Magirus   1953  R-2   1954 O-11A   1958 O-6   1959 Jeep   1962 P-2 

1966 530-B   1968 International Harvester   1972 Telesquirt   1976 Oshkosh P-4   

1980 Oshkosh P-4   1982 Ford P-12   1988 Amertek 2500L   Ford P-20

BUS STOP 3  ðŸš  

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Tour of the 17th Training Wing Headquarters Building (Bldg. 430)

Learn about history of Goodfellow’s 17th Training Wing as well as the different units that comprise the Wing Staff Agencies.  See the EC-47 ‘Electric Goon’ static display outside the building and see historical displays inside.

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Check out an Air Force courtroom and meet members of Goodfellow's JAG Team (Bldg. 430)

Here's an opportunity to check out Goodfellow's courtroom, meet members of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) team, and learn about legal careers in the Air Force!  âš–️ 

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Check out the Cressman Dining Facility

See one of the dining facilities that military members go for their meals!

BUS STOP 4  ðŸš  

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Fulcrum Presentations outside Bldg. 525

Come listen and learn more about the Mig-29 Fulcrum briefed by a member of the 315th Training Squadron.

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   SA-4 Surface to Air Missile System Presentations outside Bldg. 530

Come listen and learn more about the SA-4 Surface to Air Missile system briefed by a member of the 315th Training Squadron.

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   315th Training Squadron Presentations at Bldg. 530

Come out and learn about the mission of the 315th TRS ‘Rattlers!’ 

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   MiG-23 Flogger Presentation

Members of the 316th Training Squadron will deliver presentations on the MiG-23 Flogger!

BUS STOP 5  ðŸš  

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  VR Simulations at Building 448

Members of the 17th Training Support Squadron will showcase virtual reality simulations that Airmen use to prepare them for the future!

BUS STOP 6  ðŸš

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Health and Human Performance Fair at the Powell Event Center

See information booths on health topics related to sleep hygiene, smoking cessation, mental health, and wearable technology.  Screenings for hypertension and diabetes will also be offered. 

BUS STOP 7  ðŸš BLOCK PARTY

10:00 a.m.  MEDEVAC Demo at the Parade Field

Members of the Army's 344th Military Intelligence Battalion will conduct a MEDEVAC demonstration.  It will be a quick and immersive demonstration on how quickly, effectively, and deliberately U.S. Army Soldiers in combat react to sustaining a casualty.

A small team of Soldiers on patrol will find themselves in a less-than-ideal situation, and will have to treat a casualty, get them to safety, and transport them to a medical treatment facility quickly to save their life.  Afterwards, audience members will be welcomed to approach our team to ask any questions they may have and observe some of the equipment utilized.

11:00 a.m.  Military Working Dog 🐕 Demo at the Base Theater Grass Area

See the teamwork between a military K-9 and member of Goodfellow’s 17th Security Forces Squadron! There is ONLY ONE demo planned for this event.  Don't miss it!  

12:00 p.m.  MEDEVAC Demo at the Parade Field

Members of the Army's 344th Military Intelligence Battalion will conduct a MEDEVAC demonstration.  It will be a quick and immersive demonstration on how quickly, effectively, and deliberately U.S. Army Soldiers in combat react to sustaining a casualty.

A small team of Soldiers on patrol will find themselves in a less-than-ideal situation, and will have to treat a casualty, get them to safety, and transport them to a medical treatment facility quickly to save their life.  Afterwards, audience members will be welcomed to approach our team to ask any questions they may have and observe some of the equipment utilized.

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   International School Open House at Bldg. 900

Members of the 313th Training Squadron will show a Full Motion Video simulation used to help train our international partners and strengthen alliances. We will also have fun activities for small groups and children.

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Army Fitness Combat Test near the Parade Field

Are you ‘Army fit?’  💪 Test your fitness with the Army Fitness Combat Test and win prizes!  

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Pull Up Competition near the Mathis Fitness Center

How many pullups can you do? Test your strength against Goodfellow’s Marines

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Grenade Toss at Mathis Field

Practice throwing grenades with Soldiers assigned to the 344th Military Intelligence Battalion.  

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   17th Security Forces Squadron Emergency Swat Team (EST) Challenge

Put your strength and endurance to the test with members of Goodfellow's 17th SFS EST through a mini tryout session.  You'll have the chance to do a dummy drag, ammo carry and other fun activities!  

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  ‘Ask a Service Member’ Panel at the Block Party location

Service members from different branches will be at this tent where you and your family, loved ones, and friends can ask questions to service members.

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  ‘Ask a Spouse’ Panel at the Block Party location

Understand what life is like for a spouse married to military member. 

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Family Fun at the Splash Pad

See where military members and their family spend the hot summer days at Goodfellow AFB.  In addition to the splash pad, there will be a bounce house and ax throwing.

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Check out the Mathis Fitness Center at Bldg. 140

See where military members and their families go to get fit and stay active!

Aircraft and Vehicle Displays

Attendees will have the chance to see a variety of aircraft and vehicle static displays.  Click links below to learn more about each display.

BT-13A Valiant   EC-47Q Electric Goon   RQ-4A Global Hawk   H-43B Huskie   

MiG-23 Flogger  MiG-29 Fulcrum   Pat Hand Radar   RQ-1K Predator   

RF-4C Phantom   SA-4 Ganef   T-G Texan   T-28A Trojan  TB-25-N Mitchell   

FORBIDDEN ITEMS

Contraband may be considered, but not limited to:

  • Illegal drugs, weapons, ammunition, etc.
  • Stolen personal/government property
  • Large sums of money
  • Drones
  • Knives within blades 4 inches or longer
  • Other instruments for a crime (e.g., burglary tools).

NO PETS ALLOWED DURING EVENT

The only animals allowed during the event will be service animals.  Current vaccination records for service animals will be required.  

About the 17th Training Wing

Goodfellow Air Force Base is home of the historic 17th Training Wing, a United States Air Force joint service training installation subordinate to Air Education and Training Command. Goodfellow trains Airmen, Guardians, Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen as imagery analysts, linguists, cryptologists, and all-source analysts. Goodfellow is also home to the DoD’s only firefighting academy, where students from all military services are trained in fire protection.

 MISSION

We Train, Transform, and Empower joint and coalition warriors.

VISION

Lead Fire and Information Warfare (IW) training and concepts for the Air Force.