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Goodfellow Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center (2021 Edition)
Goodfellow Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome CenterGoodfellow Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center

Goodfellow Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center (2021 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome 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

5. Where Should I Live Near Goodfellow Air Force Base?
6. What Schools are Near Goodfellow Air Force Base?
7. What’s the Weather Like in Goodfellow Air Force Base?
8. Things to Do Near Goodfellow Air Force Base

Where Is Goodfellow Air Force Base?

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 Base
361 Apache Trail
Bldg. 3005
Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 654-4112

Goodfellow AFB Map

Goodfellow AFB Map

Goodfellow AFB Directions

The 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:

  1. Take Texas 121 TEXpress/Texas 183 TEXpress, I-820 W and I-20 W to I-20 Frontage W in Cisco.
  2. Take exit 330 from I-20 W – 1 h 55 min (132 mi)
  3. Follow TX-206 S and US-67 S to San Angelo – 2 h 4 min (124 mi)

From Austin:

  1. Get on TX-71 W in Del Valle from Hotel Dr and Spirit of Texas Dr – 2 min (0.8 mi)
  2. Follow TX-71 and US-87 N to San Angelo – 3 h 19 min (205 mi)

From El Paso:

  1. Get on I-10 E from Airway Blvd and Gateway Blvd E – 7 min (2.8 mi)
  2. 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)
  3. Follow to TX-306 Loop E in San Angelo – 2 h 14 min (145 mi)

From Midland/Odessa:

  1. Take N Lamesa Rd and TX-158 BUS E to TX-158 E – 14 min (5.7 mi)
  2. Continue on TX-158 E to San Angelo – 1 h 43 min (111 mi)

From San Antonio:

  1. Get on I-410 W from S Terminal Dr and I- 410 Access Rd/NE Interstate 410 Loop – 5 min (1.5 mi)
  2. 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)
  3. Follow US-83 N and US-87 N to San Angelo – 1 h 27 min (93.0 mi)

Goodfellow AFB Nearest Greyhound Bus Station
510 N Chadbourne St.
San Angelo, TX 76903

Goodfellow AFB Transportation Office

When 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 Office
371 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 Amenities

Entering Goodfellow Air Force Base and Amenities

Guards 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 Personnel

The 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 MUST attend 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 Center

Goodfellow AFB Visitor Center

361 Apache Trail, Bldg 3005
Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 654-4112

DEERS Goodfellow AFB

In order to schedule an appointment with the ID Card or DEERS office, use this link.

Goodfellow AFB ID Card Section/DEERS
351 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 Hours

You 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 Commissary

Goodfellow AFB Commissary

Pick up groceries, dine, and shop in the department store-style exchanges located conveniently on base.

Goodfellow AFB Commissary
110 Valiant St
Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 654-3357

Goodfellow AFB Commissary Hours

  • Tuesday through Friday: 1000-1900
  • Saturday: 0900-1800
  • Sunday: 1000-1700
  • Monday: Closed

Goodfellow AFB BX

340 Flightline
Bldg. 321
Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 653-8576

Goodfellow AFB Exchange Hours

  • Monday through Saturday: 0930-2030
  • Sunday: 1000-2000

Goodfellow AFB Barber Shop

Goodfellow AFB Barber Shop

Barbershop
Bldg. 222
Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (925) 653-8637

Hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 0800-1900
  • Saturday: 0900-1900
  • Sunday: 1000-1800

Goodfellow AFB Post Office

Get 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 Office
161 Nichols St, Bldg 102
Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (800) 275-8777

Hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 0800-1300 and 1400-1615

Goodfellow AFB Finance

Goodfellow AFB Finance

The Finance Office offers financial help to all service members and their families. Please call ahead to make an appointment.

Goodfellow AFB Personal Financial Management
351 Kearney Blvd
Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 654-3738

Goodfellow AFB Finance Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday: 0900-1630

Active 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 Office
351 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 Library

Goodfellow AFB Library

Most 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 Library
265 W Kearney Blvd, Bldg 316
Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 654-3232

Hours:

  • Monday through Thursday: 1000-2000
  • Friday: 1000-1700
  • Saturday & Sunday: 1100-1500

Goodfellow AFB Hotels

Goodfellow AFB Hotels

Goodfellow Air Force Base Inn
313 E Kearney Blvd, Bldg 3305
Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 1 (325) 654-5870
Hours: 24/7

Where Should I Live Near Goodfellow Air Force Base?

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 Base

Goodfellow 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 Angelo

This 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 Creek

This 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.

Look for homes and apartments for rent or sale on AHRN.com.

Hot Tip: Look for Goodfellow AFB homes and apartments for rent or sale, and find BAH, PCS, TLA & ETS military housing information at AHRN.com.

Goodfellow AFB Schools

Goodfellow AFB Schools

There 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 Weather

Goodfellow AFB Weather

Central 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

Things to Do Around Goodfellow AFB

Nearby Attractions

San 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 AFB

Restaurants Near Goodfellow AFB

Here are three top restaurants located near the base recommended by TripAdvisor.

1. 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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Conclusion

Getting 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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