GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE: IN-DEPTH WELCOME CENTER
IntroductionWelcome to Goodfellow Air Force Base! The base traces its roots all the way back to 1940 during the military buildup that preceded World War II and was built as the San Angelo Air Corps Basic Flying School. The base produced more than 10,000 pilots throughout the war and continued producing flyers afterward. The base transitioned to training intelligence specialists and eventually Air Education and Training Command was established and the mission grew to develop firefighters, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance professionals. Today Goodfellow AFB covers more than 1,235 acres and has a population of about 5,500, half of whom are students. Continue reading for our in-depth guide on Goodfellow Air Force Base to help aid you in your transition to your new home. 1. Where Is Goodfellow Air Force Base? 2. Google Map View 3. Getting There – Directions to the Base 4. Entering Goodfellow Air Force Base and Amenities
- Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel
- Goodfellow Air Force Base Visitor Center
- Goodfellow Air Force Base DEERS Office
- Goodfellow Air Force Base Gate Hours
- Goodfellow Air Force Base Commissary
- Goodfellow Air Force Base BX
- Goodfellow Air Force Base Barber Shops
- Goodfellow Air Force Base Post Office
- Goodfellow Air Force Base Finance Office
- Goodfellow Air Force Base Legal Office
- Goodfellow Air Force Base Library
- Goodfellow Air Force Base Hotels
Where Is Goodfellow Air Force Base?The base is located in central Texas, just outside the town of San Angelo. The area is known as the Concho Valley and is located equidistant between two interstates, I-20 to the North and I-10 to the South.
Goodfellow Air Force Base361 Apache Trail Bldg. 3005 Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 654-4112
Goodfellow AFB Map
Goodfellow AFB DirectionsThe nearest airport is the San Angelo Regional Airport which has six daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. If you are driving, the South Gate is located off S Chadbourne St and the North Gate is located off Paint Rock Rd.
Driving Directions to Goodfellow AFB
From Dallas/Fort Worth:
- Take Texas 121 TEXpress/Texas 183 TEXpress, I-820 W and I-20 W to I-20 Frontage W in Cisco.
- Take exit 330 from I-20 W - 1 h 55 min (132 mi)
- Follow TX-206 S and US-67 S to San Angelo - 2 h 4 min (124 mi)
- Get on TX-71 W in Del Valle from Hotel Dr and Spirit of Texas Dr - 2 min (0.8 mi)
- Follow TX-71 and US-87 N to San Angelo - 3 h 19 min (205 mi)
From El Paso:
- Get on I-10 E from Airway Blvd and Gateway Blvd E - 7 min (2.8 mi)
- Follow I-10 E to US-385 N/US-67 N in Pecos County. Take exit 273 from I-10 E - 3 h 27 min (247 mi)
- Follow to TX-306 Loop E in San Angelo - 2 h 14 min (145 mi)
- Take N Lamesa Rd and TX-158 BUS E to TX-158 E - 14 min (5.7 mi)
- Continue on TX-158 E to San Angelo - 1 h 43 min (111 mi)
From San Antonio:
- Get on I-410 W from S Terminal Dr and I- 410 Access Rd/NE Interstate 410 Loop - 5 min (1.5 mi)
- Follow I-10 W to US-377 N/US-83 N/N Main St in Kimble County. Take exit 456 from I-10 W - 1 h 36 min (112 mi)
- Follow US-83 N and US-87 N to San Angelo - 1 h 27 min (93.0 mi)
Goodfellow AFB Nearest Greyhound Bus Station510 N Chadbourne St. San Angelo, TX 76903
Goodfellow AFB Transportation OfficeWhen moving, the Personal Property Processing Office (PPPO) will arrange for the delivery of your household goods. Whether you are doing a Do it yourself (DITY) or government move with a moving company, PPPO will organize all aspects of your move and is where you will submit your claim for reimbursement for the move.
Goodfellow AFB Traffic Management Office371 Ft Lancaster Ave, Bldg 423 Goodfellow AFB, TX, 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 654-3702
Goodfellow AFB PPPO Office Hours
Monday through Friday: 0730-1630
Entering Goodfellow Air Force Base and AmenitiesGuards will conduct a 100% ID check at all gates. All visitors must have a valid military ID or proceed to the visitor control center for a pass. Due to current COVID measures, be sure to show your IDs with the barcodes facing the guard so that they may scan them without touching them. If you are coming to attend a student’s graduation, contact the Visitor’s Center at 1 (325) 654-4122 for information on how to access the base or look here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the base.
Check-in Procedures for Incoming PersonnelThe 24-hour arrival point for Goodfellow is the San Angelo Inn, Building 3305. The staff will assist you in contacting your sponsor. From there, you will be directed to your gaining unit’s Commander’s Support Staff for check in. All incoming Air Force personnel
MUSTattend a newcomer’s orientation which are held on Wednesdays at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Building 145. The orientation runs from 0730 to 1600 and is held once a month. There is also a mandatory San Angelo city tour after the base orientation. Marine Corps Detachment Personnel should report to the Marine Corps Detachment Building 3277 or contact the Duty Officer at 1 (325) 654-4186. Army Personnel should contact the 344th Military Intelligence Battalion Staff Duty upon arrival at 1 (325) 654-5295. Navy and Coast Guard Personnel should report to the Navy Military Support Building 420 or contact 1 (325) 654-5500. You will be directed to the appropriate processing section and should bring:
- 10 Copies of your orders
- Medical and dental record
- Military ID and driver's license
- Dependent information (marriage certificate if you got married in transit, childrens’ birth certificates, etc.)
Goodfellow AFB Visitor Center361 Apache Trail, Bldg 3005 Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 654-4112
DEERS Goodfellow AFBIn order to schedule an appointment with the ID Card or DEERS office, use this link.
Goodfellow AFB ID Card Section/DEERS351 Kearney Blvd. Bldg. 430 Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 654-1801
Goodfellow AFB DEERS Hours
Monday through Friday: 0730-1630
Goodfellow AFB Gate HoursYou must have a valid driver’s license, valid insurance, paper registration, smog check for any vehicle registered outside of California. Motorcycles require a valid motorcycle license and BRC/ARC certification.
Jacobson Gate(South) - 24/7
North Gate- (Inbound) 0600-1400 Monday through Friday, (Outbound) 0600-1800 Monday through Friday
Goodfellow AFB CommissaryPick up groceries, dine, and shop in the department store-style exchanges located conveniently on base.
Goodfellow AFB Commissary110 Valiant St Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 654-3357
Goodfellow AFB Commissary Hours
Tuesday through Friday: 1000-1900
Goodfellow AFB BX340 Flightline Bldg. 321 Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 653-8576
Goodfellow AFB Exchange Hours
Monday through Saturday: 0930-2030
Goodfellow AFB Barber Shop
BarbershopBldg. 222 Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (925) 653-8637
Monday through Friday: 0800-1900
Goodfellow AFB Post OfficeGet your letters and packages delivered where they need to go properly and on time with the help of the Goodfellow AFB Post Office.
Goodfellow AFB Post Office161 Nichols St, Bldg 102 Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (800) 275-8777
Monday through Friday: 0800-1300 and 1400-1615
Goodfellow AFB FinanceThe Finance Office offers financial help to all service members and their families. Please call ahead to make an appointment.
Goodfellow AFB Personal Financial Management351 Kearney Blvd Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 654-3738
Goodfellow AFB Finance Office Hours
Monday through Friday: 0900-1630
Goodfellow AFB Legal OfficeActive duty, dependents, and retirees are eligible for legal assistance in most areas. For a full list of what services the office can perform and which services on which they can only provide legal advice, check their website here.
Legal Services Office351 Kearney Blvd, Bldg 430 Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 654-3203
Goodfellow AFB Legal Office Hours
Monday through Friday: 0730 to 1630
Walk-ins: Tuesday 0900-100, Thursday 1400-1500
Appointments: Wednesday: 0900-1030
Goodfellow AFB LibraryMost military bases and their respective libraries have plenty of online classes and educational opportunities. Stop by and ask about services offered and check out videos and books in the online collections.
Goodfellow AFB Library265 W Kearney Blvd, Bldg 316 Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 654-3232
Monday through Thursday: 1000-2000
Saturday & Sunday: 1100-1500
Goodfellow AFB HotelsGoodfellow Air Force Base Inn 313 E Kearney Blvd, Bldg 3305 Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 654-5870
Where Should I Live Near Goodfellow Air Force Base?If you’re considering living on base, check out the available on-base housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base.
Cities Near Goodfellow Air Force BaseGoodfellow AFB is located near the town of San Angelo, Texas. It is around 3 hours to Austin, San Antonio, or Dallas.
Best Places to Live Near Goodfellow Air Force Base
San AngeloThis city of about 92,000 people is just ten miles from base and offers a convenient place to live with a short commute. Homes in the area start around $175,000 for a three bedroom and rentals start around $485 for a one bedroom apartment. The city is also home to Texas Tech University and has a transit system that runs five bus routes in and around the city.
Grape CreekThis town has only about 3,000 people and is just a short distance from base. Homes start around $125,000 for a three bedroom and rentals start around $480 for a one bedroom. The small town features a high teacher to student ratio and a slower pace of life.
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Goodfellow AFB SchoolsThere are non DoD schools on base and Goodfellow AFB is located in the San Angelo Independent School District. San Angelo Independent School District 1621 University Ave Fairfield, TX 76904
Phone: 1 (325) 947-3700 This school district comprises three high schools, three middle schools, and 17 elementary schools. You can find school and district report cards and accountability summaries here. To learn more about local schools in the area check out our blog Goodfellow AFB Schools: Daycare - High School
Goodfellow AFB WeatherCentral Texas can get really hot and somewhat muggy. The winter is short and chilly but temperatures rarely ever drop below the mid-30s in the morning and are around 60 during the day. Spring is pleasant with mornings in the 50s and the days in the high 70s to mid 80s. Summer is hot and fairly humid with temperatures ranging from high 60s in the morning and up to 100 in the hottest part of the day. Early summer in May to June is the rainiest time of year. It’s usually mostly sunny to partly cloudy all year and the winds are generally out of the South. For time in the field, you’ll want to dress in layers to shed during the winter and stay well hydrated and wear lots of sunscreen in the summer.
Things to Do Around Goodfellow AFB
Nearby AttractionsSan Angleo is a river town so the Concho River Walk is a nice outdoor walking area to stretch your legs or walk the dog. Check out Paintbrush Alley for a unique art experience of wall murals and sculptures from local artists. The parks and gardens are lovely, particularly the International Waterlily Collection in the Santa Fe Park. If you’re interested in the local history, check out the self guided walking tour of Fort Concho which was built just after the Civil War. The Fort features reenactments, food trucks, and plenty of history. Or visit the Railway and Heritage Museum to learn about the history of the town and its connection to the railroads.
Suggested Read: 25 Of the Best Things to Do Around Goodfellow AFB
Restaurants Near Goodfellow AFBHere are three top restaurants located near the base recommended by TripAdvisor.
Zero One Ale House, American 20 W Beauregard Ave. San Angelo, TX 76903
Phone: 1 (325) 653-5123 Enjoy an excellent selection of beers and upscale pub fare on the patio.
2. Peasant Village Restaurant, American 23 S Park St. San Angelo, TX 76901
Phone: 1 (325) 655-4811 A local spot with great overstuffed sandwiches for lunch and different dinners depending on the night.
3. Cork and Pig Tavern, American 2201 Knickerbocker Rd San Angelo, TX 76904
Phone: 1 (325) 227-6988 Bruch, lunch, and dinner with a variety of menu items from fire brick chicken to pizza to salads and more! Looking to explore more options? Check out our blog, 15 of the Best Goodfellow AFB Restaurants.
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ConclusionGetting settled and checking in is a process. Your unit sponsor and the on-base resources listed above are a great place to start for any questions you may have. We hope this guide helped get you pointed in the right direction so you can have a smooth transition. Welcome to Texas!
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