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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on July 31, 2005 2:00 AM

Lt. Col. George R. Farfour, a Goldsboro native, was recently selected for a National Defense Fellowship.

The National Defense Fellowship program is the highest and most prestigious honor within the Air Force's Senior Developmental Education Program. Only 25 senior officers are selected as Air Force National Defense Fellows each year.

During the one-year assignment, Col. Farfour will study closely with senior industry and government leaders in the Washington, D.C., area. Each year the Air Force assigns a small number of experienced officers to serve tours at civilian institutions studying national security policy and strategy.

Col. Farfour will be a Fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) International Security Program. CSIS is an internationally respected, private, nonpartisan organization dedicated to providing world leaders with strategic insights on and policy solutions to current and emerging global issues.

The selection will supersede his previous assignment to Air War College.

Col. Farfour has served as a missile operations launch officer as well as a satellite command and control flight commander. He planned both Air Force and Navy ballistic missiles for our nation's nuclear war plan at U.S. Strategic Command. He served on the Air Staff at the Pentagon where he was responsible for the Air Force's nuclear policy and space arms control policy. He attended Air Command and Staff College and is currently the Deputy Director of the Air Force Space Command, Commander's Action Group at Peterson AFB in Colorado.

He is the son of Tempie B. Farfour of Goldsboro and the late George J. Farfour.

Private Carrie Howard, the daughter of Master Sgt. Ed and Lisa Howard of Goldsboro, has completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. She enlisted in the Army in December and is studying to be a military intelligence systems maintainer. Through her enlistment, she is eligible for the Montgomery G.I. Bill valued at $35,460.

Airman Corey D. Carbonell has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Carbonell earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Kenneth Carbonell of Ellis Drive, Goldsboro, and B.J. Carbonell of Clayton.