MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
To publicize an event on the Moody public website send all pertinent information to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions must be received by noon on Thursday the week prior to publication.
The Valdosta Daily Times has assumed publication responsibility of the Moody Volunteer, so submission doesn't guarantee publication. All articles or briefs are subject to editing. For more information, contact the 23d Wing Public Affairs office at 229-257-4146.
Moody Baby Shower
All expectant and new parents with children up to one year of age are invited to the Moody AFB Baby Shower on Sat, 8 April from 10:30am - 1:30pm. The event will be held at the Moody Chapel. Over 50 base and community agencies have been invited. There will be a car seat safety check to ensure proper installment. The 1st 50 parents will receive a FREE gift basket. Lots of information, door prizes and food.
Please RSVP by 6 April by clicking "attending" on the Facebook event through https://www.facebook.com/pg/23MDG/events/?ref=page_internal.
Air Force Office of Special Investigations Career Opportunity
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is currently looking for sharp and highly motivated individuals to join our esteemed organization. The basic requirements are Staff Sergeants with 5 to 10 years time in service and Technical Sergeants with less than 1 year time in grade and less than 11 years time in service. Technical Sergeants with more than 1 year time in grade but under 11 years time in service will be considered on an exception to policy basis. Senior Airmen may be accepted on a case by case basis. Master Sergeants are not being considered at this time. In addition, foreign language skills are highly desired. If you feel AFOSI may be the career for you please feel free to contact AFOSI Detachment 211 at 229-257-3564 for more information.
Anger Management Training:
Come and learn how to recognize, manage and effectively express your anger. The class will be held on Tue, 4, 11, 18 & 25 Apr from 1430-1630 in the Family Advocacy Office located in the 23d MDG . Contact Family Advocacy at 257-4805 for more information or to sign up.
Parenting with Love & Logic!
Parents learn how to avoid un-winnable arguments and power-struggles, preserve loving relationships with their kids, teach them to make good decisions about serious issues and set enforceable limits. The training will be on Wed, 5, 12, 19 & 26 Apr from 1130-1300 at the Family Advocacy Office. Contact Family Advocacy at 257-4805 to sign-up.
Dads The Basics Training:
Expectant fathers learn information on the physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy, their new role as a dad from experienced fathers and paternity leave from an experienced Air Force Dad. The training will be on Fri, 28 Apr from 1300-1430 at The Spot. Contact Family Advocacy at 257-4805 for more information or to sign up.
Parents learn a discipline management program for children ages 2-12 which uses counting to get desired behavior from your child. It will be on Fri, 28 Apr from 1200-1300 at the Child Development Center. For more information or to sign up, please contact Family Advocacy at 257-4805.
Crossroads to Parenting and Divorce Seminar:
Divorcing parents learn ways to focus on meeting the emotional needs of their child. The seminar will be on Fri, 5 May from 1200-1600 in the Family Advocacy Office. This free seminar meets the state requirements for a divorce. Contact Family Advocacy at 257-4805 to sign-up.
Rechargeable Lithium and NICAD Battery Users
Starting April 1, 2017, there will be a change in the disposal cost of unusable rechargeable lithium and unusable rechargeable NICAD batteries. Currently there is NO COST for disposal of these batteries, however April 1st the disposal cost will change to $3.95 per/lb. for lithium and $0.65 per/lb for NICADs. The company that previously provided NO COST battery disposal is no longer able to provide that service.
All unusable rechargeable lithium and NICAD batteries must be turned-in to the HazMart before March 25, 2017; this will enable the HazMart to process the batteries and take advantage of the FREE battery disposal.
23 CES/CEIEC manages the disposal cost through DLA and therefore squadrons are not responsible for the disposal cost.
Batteries can be dropped off at the HazMart:
Monday-Friday, 0700 hours to 1600 hours
Building 934, 4393 George Street
229-257-2761 - Hazmart@moody.af.mil
Moody Hunter Safety Briefs
Attention Moody Air Force Base Hunters, Moody has a great hunting program open to Active Duty, Retired, Dependent, and DOD Civilian personnel. If you have never hunted on MAFB, you must attend one of the annual Base Hunter Safety Briefs. Please note you will be assigned a number at the briefing that you will use in order to get your MAFB hunting permit. The Base Hunter Safety Briefs will be offered on March 14th and 16th 2017. The briefings will be held at Building 622, located on 8163 Savannah Street in the Airfield Management Building in the conference room. Start time will be at 1700. If you were born after 1 Jan 1961, you must attend a Georgia Hunter Safety Course or provide proof of attendance at another state sponsored hunter safety course. Additionally, you will need to bring a current hunting license and associated tags from Georgia. If you have any questions, please contact Dana Futch at 444-4487 or Tim Oropeza at 300-0279.
Thrift Shop Scholarships
Applications are now available for the 2017 Moody AFB Thrift Shop Scholarships! Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors, and also military spouses. You must be a dependent of any Moody AFB military member: active duty, retired, reserve or deceased, and must be attending a college or university during the 2017-2018 school year. Last year $7000 in scholarships were awarded! The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, March 10, 2017. Applications can be picked up at the Thrift Shop, located next to the BX. Any questions, please contact Scholarship Chair Dale Gallagher at email@example.com
Anger Management Training
Anger is a normal human emotion, but it's how you deal with it that counts. Come to the next Anger Management Training and learn specific skills on how to manage your anger effectively. The training will be held on March 21, & 28 from 1430-1630 in the Family Advocacy Clinic located in the 23d MDG.
No documentation will be placed in the medical record. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion. For more information or to sign up, please call 229.257.4805.
Moody AFB Thrift Shop
The Moody AFB Thrift Shop is always seeking volunteers to help with daily operations including consignments and donations. Please contact us at 229-257-3965 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Air Force Job Opportunities
The Air Force is currently looking for applicants who are Guard or Reserve members wanting to transition into the Active Duty Air Force. We are also looking for prior service applicants willing to come back into the Air Force. If you are interested please contact TSgt Cristina Garcia at 229-379-1328 or by email at email@example.com.
New K-12 school option near Moody
Highland Christian Academy (HCA) is a college-prep academy, grades K5 through 12th grade, accredited with quality by the Georgia Accreditation Commission. Individuals interested in HCA should call (229) 245-8111.
Intimate Partner Violence
If you have been a victim of intimate partner violence there is some information you should know before you file a report. To file a restricted report without notification to the victim or alleged offender’s chain of command you must file a restricted report. Restricted reporting can only be done with Family Advocacy, a military treatment facility healthcare provider or Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate. Reporting to anyone else will automatically initiate an unrestricted report. Restricted reporting allows you to seek medical care, support services, advocacy or information without initiating the investigative process. For more information, click on the following PDF link Intimate Partner Violence or to contact a Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate, call (912) 217-6661, available 24/7. Remember it can happen to anyone.
The 23d Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program actively commits to the safety and well-being of all Airmen, their adult dependents, and Air Force civilians assigned to Moody Air Force Base. Sexual assault is a crime and can be very traumatic for a victim of sexual assault. Sexual assault is defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. There are avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting. If you have been sexually assaulted or think you have been, go to a safe location away from the attacker and contact your local SAPR office at 229-257-7272. Assistance is available 24/7.
The Combat Arms range is a no trespass area. Trespassing is not only illegal but also dangerous because of gunfire. The address to the range is Bldg. 1316, Moody AFB, for any questions or concerns please contact SSgt Morris, Andrew NCOIC, Combat Arms at 229-257-9235 in case there is a valid need for entry.
Pet Guardian Angels
Pet Guardian Angels coordinates foster/guardianship or permanent placement for pets of military members who deploy or are reassigned.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/themoodypetguardianangels?ref=hl.
Pharmacy refills and hours of operation
Call in your refills before 10 a.m. for next day service at 229-257-3455 or 800-292-8458 or use tricareonline.com to refill your prescriptions and check your prescription status.
Refills are dispatched at the BX pharmacy Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours of operation at the main pharmacy are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Civilian prescriptions are accepted daily until 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the main pharmacy at 229-257-3221.
Moody Runners Group
Who: The Moody Runners Group is looking for members from Moody and the local communities.
What: Join the group to share experiences, work out tips, info on upcoming running events and to find the motivation to get moving
"Moody Talking Tigers" meets on Thursdays, 5:15 p.m., The Spot (conference room in the rear of the game table area). Come experience and perfect the joy of public speaking among peers. For more info, access www.toastmasters.org.
Hometown News release submissions
Airmen can submit a DD Form 2266, Hometown News Release, electronically by clicking on the link via either the internal base website or the public website, www.moody.af.mil. Submissions can include a photo: minimum output 150 dpi, image size 4x5 to 5x7, JPEG format - compressed no lower than 60 percent, and saved as the submitter's last name.
Appropriate newsworthy events for submission include promotions, graduations, new assignments, awards, decorations, reenlistment, retirement, etc.
Submissions are reviewed by 23d Wing Public Affairs before forwarding to the Army and Air Force Hometown News Service. Incomplete forms and noncompliant photos will not be approved. For more information, contact the Public Affairs office at 229-257-3345.
Report all suspicious activity to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations at 229-257-3564 or Security Forces 229-257-3108. Lines are open 24 hours a day.
Possessing weapons on base
Though federal and state laws authorize many freedoms with regards to privately owned weapons (POWs), transport or possession of POWs, ammunition or other weapons on Moody Air Force Base and Grassy Pond Recreation Area is strictly limited and enforced. The possession of POWs and ammunition in work centers, common areas, dormitory living quarters and storage areas or temporary lodging facilities is prohibited.
Prior to entry onto Moody Air Force Base, individuals possessing POWs must immediately advise the gate guard who will give further directions regarding base procedures and policies. Visitors and personnel residing in temporary lodging facilities or dormitories may store POWs and/or ammunition in the Security Forces Armory located at 8209 Apron A Road (Bldg 617) on a space available basis.
For more information on possessing weapons on base, visit the "Newcomers" page under the "Moody Links" section on the Moody webpage at www.moody.af.mil. For questions and concerns, contact the 23d Security Forces Armory at 229-257-3144 or by e-mail at: 23.SFS.Armorers@us.af.mil.