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DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Airmen with the 55th Rescue Squadron here complete last minute preparations before departing to support Hurricane Katrina rescue operations.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lanie McNeal) Katrina shapes rescue mission
On Aug. 29, 2005, the third strongest hurricane ever to hit U.S soil made landfall on the Louisiana/Mississippi border. Soon after, Moody rescue crews were called on-scene to perform search and rescue on a scale previously unseen. "The Katrina relief effort was a benchmark for Air Force rescue," said Col. Joseph Callahan, 347th Rescue Wing
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MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Airmen 1st Class Ernesto Sosa and Nicholas Heimgartner, 347th Maintenance Squadron, paint the nose of a Moody C-130E Friday. The aircraft was repainted to represent the 347th Rescue Wing's upcoming transition to the 23rd Wing, known as the famous "Flying Tigers."  The 347th RQW will deactivate and the 23rd Wing will activate Oct. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric Schloeffel) 347th RQW absorbs 23rd FG, 820th SFG
The 23rd Fighter Group at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., will become part of the 347th Rescue Wing at Moody AFB, Ga., in a ceremony Aug. 18 at Pope. The fighter group, made up of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, is scheduled to begin relocating to Georgia in mid 2007, said Col. Joe Callahan, 347th RQW commander. The reorganization is designed, in part, to
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MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Congressman Jack Kingston congratulates Dennis and Daniel Harris for their hard work during a Congressional Award ceremony recently. The brothers won the awards after dedicating many hours to volunteering and self-improvement. (courtesy photo) Local politician awards brothers for hard work
Two family members here were recently recognized for their dedication in helping the local community during a recent ceremony at Congressman Jack Kingston's Valdosta, Ga., office. Dennis and Daniel Harris, sons of Dennis, Sr., and Debra Harris, were awarded silver and bronze Congressional awards after committing themselves to hundreds of hours of
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2006
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Kevin Sullivan, student instructor and Fire Flight crew chief, shows emergency equipment operating procedures to students during the Emergency Medical Technician refresher course Tuesday. The course provided Moody EMTs updated emergency treatment information and incorporated several hands-on exercises. (US Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Eric Schloeffel)  Moody EMTs receive hands-on training
Eighteen emergency medical technicians here sharpened their skills during a combined Air Force Emergency Services Instructor and Emergency Medical Technician refresher course at the 347th Medical Group Tuesday through today. Six Emergency Medical Services Instructor course students, comprised of Department of Defense civilians, 347th MDG EMTs and
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Default Air Force Logo Moody offers opportunities for secondary education
Fall is fast approaching as many local area children prepare to head back to school. But while the days of packed lunches and big yellow buses may be in the past for many adults, returning to the classroom doesn't have to be. Six colleges offer Team Moody members on-base classes covering a wide variety of degree, diploma and technical certificate
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2006
A Moody HH-60 Pave Hawk lands as an Army UH-60 Black Hawk prepares to pick up a patient at Kandahar, Afghanistan, June 13. Deployed Airmen from the 347th Operations Group recently combined their traditional combat search and rescue mission with a new medical evacuation mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brian Ferguson) RQW vital to GWOT mission, saves lives
While much of the 347th Rescue Wing's operational mission often goes unseen, the hard work and dedication of the Air Force's only active-duty combat search and rescue wing here is helping ensure America's finest return home safely. The 347th Rescue Wing's efforts saved 66 people from potentially fatal injuries and another 56 from critical injuries
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Political guidelines ensure neutrality
While upcoming elections give Airmen and Department of Defense civilians an opportunity to voice their opinions, there are guidelines they need to know before participating in political activities. These rules are designed to maintain the military’s image as a neutral entity of the government, said Lynn Emond, Moody voting assistance officer. “As a
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2006
Pilots must maintain vigilance during flight to ensure they never encounter the dangerous situation illustrated above. The No. 1 cause of mid-air collisions is the failure to use the “see and avoid” concept, which was discussed at a recent meeting between Moody and local-area pilots. (Photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Sara Hagood) See & avoid - Moody, local pilots meet to eliminate mid-air collisions
Several Moody members met with local-area pilots Saturday at Valdosta Regional Airport, Ga., in an effort to eliminate mid-air collisions above Southern Georgia. The potential for mid-air collisions is a constant hazard during flight, and research shows the most critical times are three minutes after take-off and eight minutes before landing,
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2006
Work continues on the Consolidated Base Support Center that sits along Austin Ellipse adjacent to the current 347th Rescue Wing headquarters building. In addition to serving as the wing headquarters, the center will be a one-stop shop for functions such as finance and mission support activities. (Courtesy photo) Construction builds ‘new face' of Moody
Workers running a small army of excavators and cranes armed with steel beams created a flurry of activity in recent weeks at the site of the new Consolidated Base Support Center along Austin Ellipse. At nearly 20 percent complete, the project is on schedule to meet the completion date of February 2007, said Bill Bryan, 347th Civil Engineer Squadron
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Addie Cobb, Quiet Pines operations clerk and golf instructor here, watches the ball after hitting a drive. Mrs. Cobb was recently selected for the position of contributing editor of the African American Golfer’s Digest, a quarterly publication. (Courtesy photo) Golf instructor drives writing skills to ‘par'fection
From bustling Wall Street in New York City to the southern pace of Valdosta, one golf instructor here has made a career of adjusting and tackling new challenges. Addie Cobb, Quiet Pines operations clerk and golf instructor, continued this path as she recently added professional writer to her laundry list of career accolades, which includes
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