Goodfellow Air Force Base

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

ABOUT

Goodfellow Air Force Base is a non-flying 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. 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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ARRIVAL

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 by 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.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
 

To be enrolled in a Texas school, a child must be at least 5 years old on or before September 1st of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.

Because of student mobility, Texas has adopted curriculum standards that are to be used in all the state’s public schools. The current standards, which outline what students are to learn in each course or grade, are called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The standards are adopted by the State Board of Education, after extensive input from educators and other stakeholders. For more information click here.

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.

 

Goodfellow AFB is served by the San Angelo Independent School District.

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
 

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

 

If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

 

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (512) 438-4800
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

Texas Department of Health and Human Services (512) 776-2150
The Texas Health and Human Services Department provides information, referral, support and assistance to residents at risk of or experiencing economic hardships, neglect, abuse, juvenile crime, or incapacities related to aging or disabling conditions.

San Angelo Animal Shelter (325) 653-8056
The Tom Green Humane Society has offices in the San Angelo Animal Shelter.

Tom Green County Library System – Stephens Central (325) 655-7321

Texas State Troopers (512) 424-2000

Operator, Automated (325) 654-1110

Main Phone (325) 654-3893 

Command Post (325) 654-3558 

Airman & Family Readiness (325) 654-3893 

Chapel Offices (325) 654-3424

Chaplain (After Duty) (325) 654-3558

ID Cards (325) 654-1801

Finance – Air Force (325) 654-5181 

Finance – Army (325) 654-5138 

Army Staff Duty Desk (325) 654-5295 

Marine Corps Detachment (325) 654-5103 

Navy Detachment (325) 654-3668

 

Education Office (325) 654-3314

Family Housing Office (325) 654-3498

Housing Referral Office (325) 654-3498 

Legal Office (325) 654-3203

Library (325) 654-3232 

Lodging – Angelo Inn (325) 654-3332

Medical Appointment Line (325) 654-3149 

Dental Clinic (325) 654-3050 

Visitor Center (325) 654-4122

Military Clothing Sales (325) 654-3360

Base Exchange (325) 654-3361

Housing

Due to recent housing shortages, the 17 TRG recommends all students arrive at Goodfellow AFB “Unaccompanied”. On-base housing is limited and adequate off-base housing can be difficult to find and/or expensive. Before securing housing on or off base, members should contact the 17 Civil Engineer Squadron Housing Management Office at (325) 654-3498 or email them at 17ces.ceh.housingoffice@us.af.mil to discuss their options and to locate available housing both on base or within the local community.

Belaire
2.1 miles from base

Located near the base, Belaire is a family-friendly neighborhood with dog-friendly parks and good schools.

San Jacinto
3.6 miles from base

Located just north of the base, this neighborhood has plenty of shopping nearby and offers quick access to major roads.

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Community

In San Angelo, the summers are hot and humid; the winters are short, cold, dry, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 96°F and is rarely below 24°F or above 102°F.

The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 21 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is July 27, with an average high of 96°F and low of 73°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 23 to February 20, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 35°F and high of 59°F.

The wetter season lasts 5.9 months, from April 27 to October 22, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 31% on May 27. The drier season lasts 6.1 months, from October 22 to April 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7%, which is on the first day in January.

Residents in San Angelo enjoy a cost of living index of 90, which is 1% lower than the Texas average, and 10% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). As you can see, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in San Angelo, TX, the average cost of goods and services is 4% higher than it is in Texas, and it is 3% lower than the national average.

Goodfellow Air Force Base is located in San Angelo, Texas. San Angelo is a military-friendly, generally low-cost area located in Tom Green County in central Texas, approximately 4 hours northwest of San Antonio and 4.5 hours southwest of Dallas. The zip code for the base is 76908. San Angelo has a grand Visitor Center that is open 7 days a week, and is located at 418 W. Ave B.

San Angelo is a city on the Concho River in Texas. It is known for its 1860s U.S. army post, the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark. Its restored buildings display original artifacts and weapons. The Concho River Walk is a long, green corridor with walking trails, gardens and parks, such as The Bosque and Kids’ Kingdom. Downtown, Concho Avenue is lined with fully-restored 19th- and 20th-century period buildings.

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts features ceramics, paintings and sculpture, including works by Texas artists. The Railway Museum of San Angelo, in a former rail depot, has locomotives and model railroads. West of the city, hiking and cycling trails criss-cross San Angelo State Park, which sits on the O.C. Fisher Reservoir. The park is also known for its Native American rock paintings, Texas Longhorn cattle and bison.
Lake Nasworthy and O.C. Fisher Reservoir are popular fishing spots. Boating, fishing & swimming are popular activities at these scenic reservoirs with public parks. In addition, the San Angelo State Park offers beautiful hiking trails, hunting and campgrounds.

Some other points of interest include San Angelo City Park, the International Waterlily Collection, Twin Buttes Reservoir, Kids Kingdom, the Fort Concho Museum, and the Children’s Adventure Garden.

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