Air Force

Goodfellow Air Force Base

17th Training Wing
351 Kearney Blvd, Goodfellow Air Force Base, TX 76908

Goodfellow Air Force Base is a nonflying United States Air Force base located in San Angelo, Texas. It is the home of the 17th Training Wing (17 TRW). The base is under the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) and its main mission is cryptologic and intelligence training for the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine Corps. Military firefighters are also trained at Goodfellow AFB as part of the 312th Training Squadron. The base is named for World War I aviator First Lieutenant John J. Goodfellow, Jr.

 

Air Education and Training Command, with headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, was established and activated in January 1942, making it the second oldest major command in the Air Force and its’ training mission makes it the first command to touch the lives of nearly every Air Force member. AETC was formed in 1942 as the Army Air Corps Flying Training Command with headquarters in Washington, D.C. During World War II the command provided technical and flying training at more than 600 installations, factories and institutions of higher learning. Over the years, more than 25 million students have graduated from AETC training and education programs.

 

The mission of the 17th Training Wing is Train, Develop, and Inspire Exceptional Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and Fire Protection Professionals for America and Her Allies.

Arriving at Goodfellow Air Force Base
There are no flights that arrive or depart directly on Goodfellow AFB. Located approximately ten miles from base is the San Angelo Regional Airport/Mathis Field. When searching for flights use the airline code “SJT” for Mathis Field. San Angelo Regional Airport is a small facility, serviced by American Eagle Airlines. There are frequent flights between San Angelo and the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport for connections throughout the United States and abroad. No shuttle service is available between the San Angelo Regional Airport and Goodfellow, however, cabs are approximately $25 for one passenger with luggage. Avis, Budget, and Hertz car rental companies are located at the airport.

 

The Visitor Control Center (VCC) is located at the main (south) gate. VCC hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Goodfellow AFB requires all personnel to have a government-issued picture ID or pass to access the base. All non-military affiliated personnel will need to obtain a pass at the Visitor Control Center (VCC) located at the main gate. Requirements to obtain a pass:

Current, valid driver’s license
Current proof of auto insurance and registration
On-base sponsor
On-base sponsor phone number

The Main Gate is open 24/7. If accessing the installation during non-duty hours, the main gate will issue a pass for the duration of the weekend. For questions, you may call 325-654-4122, DSN 312-477-4122.

 

STUDENTS
Most students at Goodfellow AFB are not authorized to relocate their family here at government expense. It is important to make temporary lodging reservations early. Contact either your current Family Readiness/Military Support Center or the Goodfellow AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center for relocation planning. Make sure to keep all receipts – food, gas, lodging, pet expenses, etc – while in transit. Some receipts may be needed when you file your travel voucher upon your arrival. Some receipts may be needed when you file your taxes next year.

 

Upon arrival to Goodfellow Air Force Base, your first stop will be to your assigned training squadron to check-in.
312th Training Squadron, building 3453
315th Training Squadron, building 530
316th Training Squadron, building 519

Base in-processing occurs every Tuesday from 7 a.m. to noon at the Event Center, building 723.
See your squadron for details in case of location change. Please arrive at 6:45 a.m.

Students need to arrive at Goodfellow in time to attend the Tuesday base in-processing event prior to their class start date.
Note: Students attending the Geospatial-Intelligence Analyst Course should arrive one day prior to their class start date as
they will attend the base in-processing event the Tuesday after the class start date.

Base in-processing is required for all students regardless of status.

For more information, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 325-654-3893.

 

The 24-hr arrival point at Goodfellow AFB is located in Bldg 3305 (Angelo Inn) for assistance in contacting your sponsor and obtaining general information about the base. If arriving during duty hours, report to your unit’s Commander’s Support Staff/Orderly Room.

 

AIR FORCE PERSONNEL

Air Force permanent party, prior service students, re-trainees, & officer students report to Bldg 430, Customer Support in the Military Personnel Section M-F 0900 to 1300 to be scheduled for in-processing, bring hand-carried personnel records, receipts, and orders for in-processing and completing travel vouchers.
AF students arriving from the Defense Language Institute report to the Commander’s Support Staff upon arrival in Building 3139, first floor. From there, immediately report to the MTLs. CSS is open Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

NAVY PERSONNEL

When arriving at the Center for Information Dominance Detachment (CID Det), Goodfellow Air Force Base during off-duty hours and holidays, staff and student personnel must contact the Navy command duty officer at 325-656-8760.
During normal working hours (M-F, 08:00-16:00) the check-in area will be Navy Military Support Building 420, phone 325-654-5500. In-processing must be completed for all personnel during their first three days of reporting onboard. Indoctrination will be held as necessary on Tuesdays at 08:00 in Building 414. Check-in with Service Uniform/Khaki or seasonal Service Dress.
For permanent party personnel, please ensure that you have contacted your sponsor prior to departure from your last command. Your sponsor is there to ensure your arrival to CID Det is a smooth evolution.

 

ARMY PERSONNEL
All soldiers will report in Class-A uniform to the CQ desk, Bldg 251, to sign-in to the unit.
In-processing will start at 6:00 a.m. on the first Monday after reporting. Bring copies of orders, leave form, PT card, medical and dental records, 201 file and DLPT results.
Bring all issued military clothing. IET soldiers are not allowed to smoke. No alcohol consumption or possession is allowed in the barracks. IET soldiers will be restricted to the BN area for 72 hours upon arrival. ANY student with PCS orders MUST inform the commander immediately.
IET soldiers will live in the barracks. TDY soldiers will live in the Angelo Inn. All exceptions MUST be approved by the commander prior to any off-base lease being signed. Family members are NOT authorized.
Cadre will not meet soldiers flying into Mathis Field (San Angelo airport). All soldiers are responsible for getting their own cab or ground transportation to Goodfellow Air Force Base. Privately owned vehicles (POV’s) are not authorized for travel, nor are they authorized at Goodfellow AFB during AIT unless you already have Phase V+20 privileges.

 

COAST GUARD PERSONNEL
When arriving at the Center for Information Dominance Detachment (CID Det), Goodfellow Air Force Base during off-duty hours and holidays, staff and student personnel must contact the Navy command duty officer at 325-656-8760.
During normal working hours (M-F, 08:00-16:00) the check-in area will be Navy Military Support Building 420, phone 325-654-5500. In-processing must be completed for all personnel during their first three days of reporting onboard. Indoctrination will be held as necessary on Tuesdays at 08:00 in Building 414. Check-in with Tropical Blue Service Uniform.
For permanent party personnel, please ensure that you have contacted your sponsor prior to departure from your last command. Your sponsor is there to ensure your arrival to CID Det is a smooth evolution.

Base Population
Goodfellow Air Force Base is a joint service base that trains over 9,000 students a year from all services. At any given time, there are over 5,000 Military, 800 Civil Service, including NAF and Contracting employees, and 12,000 family members on the installation.

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