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An Airman from the 823d Base Defense Squadron, fires a .50 Caliber M2 machine gun during a heavy weapons qualification, Dec. 13, 2017, at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla. Airmen shot at targets with the M2 to maintain their proficiency and familiarize themselves with the weapon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson) PA walks mile in a gunners shoes
I said yes, but I was nervous as hell. I’d heard them firing for a little over an hour, felt the ground move, seen grass fly and watched the recoil from the blasts shake the Airmen depressing the trigger. I was taking photos of an Airman finishing the last of his ammunition when a combat arms instructor asked me if I wanted to try firing a .50 Caliber M2 machine gun.
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A crew chief watches as fellow maintainers preform a thru flight inspection on an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Dec. 7, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody recently participated in a week-long, Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise designed to demonstrate the 23d Wing’s ability to meet combatant commander objectives. The exercise tested pilots’ and maintainers’ ability to launch around-the-clock sorties at an accelerated rate during surge operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins) Phase 1, Phase 2 Exercise proves success
The 23d Wing recently wrapped up a week-long, Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise showcasing its ability to prepare, deploy and execute their mission at a moment’s notice, Dec. 4-8, here.
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II taxis toward a hot-pit refueling point, Dec. 8, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Team Moody uses this style of refueling to eliminate the need of extra maintenance and to extend pilot’s training time per flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) Hot-pit refueling enables high-ops training
The 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Petroleum, Oil, Lubricant section kept aircraft flying around the clock by conducting the more efficient hot-pit styled refuels, Dec. 4 -7, during the 23d Wing’s Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise, here. “Hot pits are almost like a gas station attendant,” said Master Sgt. James Holloway, 23d LRS fuel’s superintendent. “With a max surge like this, if we cold serviced, it would take a lot longer.
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Team Moody Airmen and 23d Wing leadership pose for a photo, Dec. 11, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody leadership visited the radar, airfield and weather systems facility to familiarize themselves with the 23d Operations Support Squadron’s duties and to gain a better understanding of how they impact the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Moody leadership climbs new heights
23d Wing leadership visited the radar, airfield and weather systems facility to familiarize themselves with the 23d Operations Support Squadron’s duties and to gain a better understanding of how they impact the mission, Dec. 11, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces change to deployments
The Air Force announced another milestone under the chief of staff’s number two focus area: Strengthening Joint Leaders and Teams. Airmen deploying on individual taskings will now deploy in teams of three or more. This move will provide mutual support during the entire deployment continuum. This directive, effective Nov. 30, 2017, is referred to as “Deployed Teaming.”
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Airman Tyler Carpenter, 823d Base Defense Squadron fireteam member, drinks from his canteen after finishing the last obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th Base Defense Group’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) Airmen prep for Army Air Assault School
The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault school curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th Base Defense Group’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend.
0 12/11
2017
Moody’s Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise tested the 23d Wing’s operations, maintenance and logistics squadron’s readiness to rapidly deploy. Airmen from the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron where evaluated on their ability to inspect 30 units of cargo estimated to weigh 70 tons efficiently when received in a rapid manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver) 23d LRS evaluates rapid deployment readiness
The 23d Wing evaluated its operations, maintenance and logistic squadron’s readiness to rapidly deploy and meet the needs of combatant commanders with a week-long, Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise, Dec. 4-7, here. As a part of the exercise, Airmen from the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron tested their ability to inspect 30 pieces of cargo estimated at 70 tons.
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A pilot from the 75th Fighter Squadron taxis an A-10C Thunderbolt II towards the runway, Dec. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s week-long, Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise is designed to demonstrate the 23d Wing’s ability to meet combatant commander objectives and tested the pilots’ and maintainers’ ability to launch around-the-clock sorties at an accelerated rate during a sortie surge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan) Pilots ‘surge’ through exercise
Pilots from the 23d Fighter Group were recently put to the test during a Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise, Dec. 4-7, here. During the week-long exercise, A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots flew around-the-clock surge operations to demonstrate the 23d Wing’s ability to rapidly deploy at a moments notice to meet the needs of combatant commanders.
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II rests on the flightline during an exercise, Dec. 5, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During Moody’s Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise, leadership tested Airmen across maintenance units on their abilities to accurately and efficiently ready aircraft and cargo to deploy. The exercise tasked Airmen from various aircraft maintenance units (AMU) to generate 16 aircraft from Moody’s fleet of A-10C Thunderbolt II’s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson) Tiger Team inspects for success
Airmen from various aircraft maintenance units (AMU) participated in an exercise that tested their ability to accurately and efficiently generate 16 aircraft from Moody’s fleet of A-10C Thunderbolt II’s to rapidly deploy to meet the needs of combatant commanders, Dec. 4-7, here. As part of Moody’s Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise, a Tiger Team consisting of four maintenance professionals, with varying areas of expertise, had the pivotal role of ensuring each aircraft was ready for inspections by Moody’s Wing Inspection Team(WIT).
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2017
Senior Airman Nicholas Dacyk, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems apprentice, marshals an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Dec. 5, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. As part of a Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise, the 23d Wing is evaluating its operations, maintenance and logistics to determine its readiness to rapidly deploy. The HH-60 capabilities were tested to determine the 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s ability to make a helicopter operational. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver) 723d AMXS unfolds maintenance readiness
Moody’s Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise tested the 23d Wing’s ability to prepare, deploy and execute their mission at a moment’s notice. The 723d AMXS was tasked with folding HH-60s in preparation for transport in a larger aircraft and unfolding them once they arrive at their final destination. During folding, the rotor blades are revolved and aligned with the body of the helicopter, and fastened into place.
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