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Default Air Force Logo Mission ready equals inspection ready: No seriously
“Mission ready equals inspection ready.” This mantra is reiterated by many inspector general professionals, at all levels, when trying to communicate the new Air Force Inspection System. Do we, the IG, really believe this? Does the Wing Commander’s Inspection Program reflect our mantra? Unfortunately, this statement is too often met with
0 4/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Civil engineer gains rescue perspective
Emerge Moody was able to experience its first taste of the rescue side of the house beginning with opening remarks from two of the four squadron commanders within the 347th Rescue Group on March 9, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.Lt. Col. Gary Symon, 71st Rescue Squadron commander, began by explaining that the 347th RQG is a triad of combat
0 3/29
2017
Default Air Force Logo Spring time fire safety
Well, it’s that time of year again, the Final Four is approaching, the seemingly relentless onslaught of pollen, ever later sunsets and of course, the annual ritual of spring cleaning. As you take a walk through your home and develop your spring cleaning plan of attack, remember to take in account the following fire safety tips.Make Your Home Safe
0 3/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect: Step Up, Speak Up and Reach Out
Children are our nation’s most valuable asset. They represent the bright future of our country. As parents and adults, we must ensure they are protected against child abuse and neglect. In April of each year, installations within the Department of Defense and communities across the United States take time to emphasize this message.
0 3/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo Financial blues: Recovering from holiday overspending
The holidays are over and you find yourself with the financial blues. Is it because you over spent? Or is it because your rainy day funds turned into a storm? Did the holiday surprises take you off guard concerning your finances and left you with the financial blues? Now January has arrived and the bills continue to mount up. And you ask
0 2/14
2017
Senior Airman Kaleb Jones, 820th Combat Operations Squadron fireteam member, simulates clearing a fuel line with the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Forward Area Refueling Point team, Feb 2, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The FARP team demonstrated high-speed procedures and then allowed members of Emerge Moody an opportunity to beat their time. Emerge Moody is a course designed to expand Airmen’s knowledge of Moody’s overall mission and the careers that contribute to it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Pilot emerges in MSG
This past Thursday, Feb. 2, I had the pleasure of touring the different sections of the 23d Mission Support Group here at Moody Air Force Base. I will have to admit, my impression of the MSG consisted of the gym, the dining hall, and the annoying splash screens that show up every time I log onto my computer telling me about the next Moody event. However, to my surprise, my impression changed rapidly.
0 2/08
2017
Default Air Force Logo His dream, my reality
On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream with the world. Fast forward to the present day; when I wake up in the morning, I am his dream.
0 2/07
2017
The 23d Wing legal office simulates a courtroom trial during an Emerge Moody course, Jan. 5, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. This is the same courtroom that was used in the special court-martial that sentenced an Airman that pled guilty to using cocaine more than twice and one count of cocaine distribution. The Airman received a federal conviction, confinement for two-months, forfeiture of two-thirds pay for two months and reduction in rank to E-1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Airman loses way, wingmen watch
His Air Force legacy will be the Airman who got court-martialed for a month-long cocaine binge. As an Airman 1st Class, I don’t know much about military law or courts-martial but I was afforded the opportunity to sit in on his. Not knowing anything about the case or anyone involved in the choices that led him to fail a urinalysis, ruin his career and negatively affect the careers of those around him, I can’t help but wonder how no one in his life intervened.
0 1/31
2017
The 23d Wing legal office simulates a courtroom trial during an Emerge Moody course, Jan. 5, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Approximately 20 members are currently enrolled in the nine-month course and met for the fourth time as they continue to learn about the different career fields across the base that contribute to the overall mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Emerge Moody witnesses, tackles challenges of wing staff agencies
Emerge Moody kicked off the new year on Jan. 5, 2017, with an intense tour of the 23d Wing Staff Agencies and the 23d Comptroller Squadron, taking an intimate look at what a few of the 15 agencies provide for Moody.Our morning began with a quick introduction from the 23d Wing Director of Staff, Lt Col Jeffrey Barker, where he explained his job in
0 1/13
2017
The Air Force offers an array of education benefits for members, their families and civilian contractors to further their education. Airmen can access up to $4,500 per year in tuition assistance. Additionally, after leaving the military they can fund further education with the Post 9/11 GI Bill or the Montgomery GI Bill, and some of these benefits can be transferred to family members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Education: Investing in ourselves
Even though the military has provided me a steady and secure career, that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t continue to better myself. The Air Force offers an array of education benefits for members, their families and civilian contractors to further their education.
0 1/11
2017
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