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CMSAF visits Goodfellow AFB

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  • By Airman 1st Class Zach Heimbuch
  • 17th Training Wing Public Affairs

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass returned to Goodfellow Air Force Base to join service members in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Goodfellow AFB being the home of the 17th Training Wing.

Students and permanent party members had the opportunity to meet with Bass, a former 17th Training Wing command chief, multiple times throughout her visit. Bass invited service members to discuss how the Air Force is constantly evolving and progressing, with the new technological advances being made by both the U.S. and our adversaries, to continue to be the world’s greatest Air Force.

“The Air Force I grew up in 30 years ago is very different from the Air Force today,” Bass said. “We have got to get faster at change.”


Bass discussed the implementation of emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, and their impact on the future of the workforce. She also opened the floor to any questions that both permanent party and students may have had about the effects these technologies may have on their careers.

Bass ended her visit with the Airmen by encouraging them to constantly challenge the status quo set before them in their units, on their bases, and throughout the Air Force as they move through their careers.