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A 'fallen soldier'' memorial was set up in the chapel at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. in memory of Airman 1st Class LeeBernard Chavis. Airman Chavis, from the 824th Security Forces Squadron, was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart after he was killed while on patrol in Baghdad, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Manuel Martinez) Coming together to honor life, sacrifices of an Airman's final act of courage
Members from various groups and squadrons here gathered to honor the life and sacrifices of Airman 1st Class LeeBernard Chavis Oct. 19, 2006, at the base chapel. Airman Chavis was killed Oct. 14, 2006, in the line of duty while performing duties as a turret gunner with his security forces' team while on joint patrol with the Iraqi police in the
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MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Staff Sgt. Jason Austin, 723rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here, conducts an intake and exhaust inspection on a C-130 prior to aircraft takeoff Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006.  Sergeant Austin is one of more than 300 Airmen from the 23rd Wing participating in the Atlantic Rescue exercise Monday-Thursday at Avon Park Air Force Range and MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. (USAF photo by Master Sgt. Mona Ferrell) Atlantic Rescue tests CSAR skills
More than 300 23rd Wing Airmen here will test their combat search and rescue skills during the inaugural execution of Exercise Atlantic Rescue Monday-Thursday at Avon Park Air Force Range and MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The exercise is dedicated to providing combat search and rescue-focused training while integrating airborne command and control
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Staff Sgt. Janell McGivern and Airman 1st Class Steven Symsick order parts via computer from within an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter Oct. 10 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. These new procedures are designed to save Air Force resources and were the focus a recent five-day Rapid Improvement Event. The event featured a delegation of Air Combat Command facilitators who assisted maintenance leaders in applying Air Force Smart Operations 21 initiatives. Sergeant McGivern and Airman Symsick are assigned to the 723rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Moody AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eric Schloeffel) ACC assists maintainers with AFSO21
Team Moody recently welcomed a delegation of Air Combat Command facilitators for a five-day Rapid Improvement Event to assist the base with its Air Force Smart Operations 21 initiatives. The RIE examined the repair and enhancement process which involves implementing more effective techniques to order and replace aircraft parts. The visit was
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Col. Joe Callahan, 23rd Wing commander, signs a Combined Federal Campaign pledge sheet Monday to kick off this year’s campaign. The CFC combines more than 1,800 charities to ease the donation process for military members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman S.I. Fielder) Helping our own: CFC gives Airmen chance to make difference
The Combined Federal Campaign, which kicked off Monday, is designed to help ease the process of finding that special cause worthy of our hard-earned money. The six-week program combines more than 1,800 charities and foundations under one umbrella and timeframe, said Capt. John Weeks, 23rd Wing CFC representative. "CFC is a one-time-a-year chance
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A rescue crew from the 347th Rescue Group at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., test a "Kangaroo Duck" in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Apalachicola, Fla. The K-Duck is an inflatable raft that is strapped to the underbelly of a rescue helicopter so it can be easily dropped to better assist with water-rescue scenarios like those experienced during Hurricane Katrina.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Schelli Jones)

New capability improves CSAR response
The 347th Rescue Group is preparing to add a new capability to their life-saving arsenal soon. Kangaroo Duck, a process which involves strapping an inflatable rubber raft to the underbelly of an HH-60G Pave Hawk, will be used to better assist with water-rescue scenarios, like those experienced during Hurricane Katrina. The process got its name
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Brig. Gen. Blair Hansen, 9th Air Force vice commander, presents the 23rd Wing guidon to Col. Joe Callahan, 23rd Wing commander, while Chief Master Sgt. Michael Mazzi, 23rd Wing command chief, looks on during the 23rd Wing's re-designation ceremony. The ceremony culminated several recent changes to Moody’s wing, including the assumption of the 23rd Fighter Group at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., and Moody’s 820th Security Forces Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Schelli Jones) Re-designation ceremony brings historic 23rd Wing to Moody
The 347th Rescue Wing was officially re-designated as the 23rd Wing during a ceremony at 8:23 a.m. here today. The ceremony culminated several recent changes to Moody's wing, including the assumption of the 23rd Fighter Group at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., and Moody's 820th Security Forces Group. "Winning the global war on terrorism is imperative,
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Tech. Sgt. Rik van de Pol, 347th Civil Engineer Squadron NCO in-charge of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight, gives a thumbs-up as he prepares to investigate a post-blast site north of Jisr Naft, Iraq, Dec. 6, 2005. Sergeant van de Pol was recently awarded the Bronze Star. (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Arthur Kandarian) Joint deployment earns NCO Bronze Star
The Army awarded a 347th Civil Engineer Squadron NCO the Army Bronze Star recently for his efforts in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Tech. Sgt. Rik van de Pol, 347th CES NCO in-charge of Explosive Ordnance Disposal, was deployed alongside the Army at Forward Operating Base Caldwell, Iraq, from September 2005 to March 2006. "My first reaction
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MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Tech. Sgt. Heath Tempel, 347th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight section chief, shows Marine Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets how to use a fiber scope during a recent tour here. Sergeant Heath was awarded a Bronze Star recently by the Army. (USAF photo by Senior Airman Leticia Hopkins) Army awards Airman Bronze Star for service
A 347th Civil Engineer Squadron sergeant was recently awarded the Bronze Star medal by the U.S. Army for his efforts in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Tech. Sgt. Heath Tempel, 347th CES Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight support section chief, was deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq, from Sept. 7, 2005 until March 6, as an EOD team leader. His
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MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Capt. Luke Lucero, 3rd Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot here, prepares for take-off Sept. 15. Captain Lucero recently was selected to fly the B-2 Spirit, marking the accomplishment of his overall goal as an Air Force pilot. (USAF photo by Airman 1st Class Eric Schloeffel) Moody pilot selected to fly B-2 Spirit
A Moody pilot fulfilled his Air Force goal recently when he was selected to fly the B-2 Spirit. Capt. Luke Lucero, 3rd Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, learned he was selected Sept. 8, shortly after undergoing an interview process at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The B-2 is a low-observable, or "stealth," bomber aircraft designed to drop
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Default Air Force Logo RAF shares knowledge with 820th SFG
Three members from the Royal Air Force are touring the 820th Security Forces Group here this month to enhance international relationships and learn from their American counterparts. During the first week of September, RAF Flight Sergeants Ian Whitehall and Alfie Jones, and Sergeant Spence Rockett attended several briefings at the 820th SFG. They
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