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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob Johnson, 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron crew chief, removes the blocks from the wheels of an A-10 Thunderbolt II during the 74th EFS’s deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve at Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, March 18, 2016. Johnson and his fellow 74th EFS crew chiefs ensure all aircraft are prepared and safe for flight before and after each flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released) Thunder: 74th AMU keeps aircraft flying high
(Editor’s Note: This story is part three of a four-part series highlighting the different units that played a role in the 74th Fighter Squadron’s deployment.) Last fall, the 74th Fighter Squadron deployed to Eastern Europe as part of a theater security package deployment, with a mission to deter aggression and reassure NATO allies. With only 12
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2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Bachtell, 23d Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, briefs deploying Airmen, April 21, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Bachtell briefed Airmen about how to maintain their health while deployed overseas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lauren M. Hunter/Released) 23d MDOS ensures Airmen are 'fit to fight'
(Editor’s Note: This story is part two of a four-part series highlighting the different units that played a role in the 74th Fighter Squadron’s deployment.)Between the 74th Fighter Squadron’s mission and the time they spent away from home, their deployment was physically and mentally demanding for both the Airmen and their families.To ease this
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2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Eric Purnell, 823d Base Defense Squadron fireteam member, rests during a waiting period, April 13, 2016, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. Airmen took any opportunity to rest in the shade and take a quick nap before moving to the next challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson/Released) 823d BDS Airmen channel their inner 'Spartan'
Day one, with no time to prepare for the challenges ahead, a team of four Airmen from the 823d Base Defense Squadron navigated through the darkness, each carrying a rucksack weighing at least 35 pounds, trying to beat the dawn, other teams and the 60-minute time limit.With nine minutes to spare, Team 17 ensured every member made it across the
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load an HH-60G Pave Hawk onto a HC-130J Combat King II outside of the Deployment Control Center prior to deploying, July 16, 2015, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The DCC prepares, evaluates and supervises all logistical operations to determine deployment tasking for Moody’s personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash/Released) 
'Mobility machine' keeps mission moving
(Editor’s Note: This story is part of a four-story series highlighting the different units that played a role in the 74th Fighter Squadron’s deployment.)The 74th Fighter Squadron recently deployed to Eastern Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a mission essential to deterring aggression at the eastern border and reassuring NATO
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2016
The 23d Civil Engineer Squadron entomologists promote and support military readiness and quality of life by reducing health factors while providing safe working conditions for Moody’s personnel. They use safe pest management programs to reduce pollution and other risk factors associated with pesticide use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash/Released)  Moody's entomologists keep mosquitoes off
Spring has arrived, bringing cool breezes on a warm day, cook-outs, picnics, campfires, late sunsets and of course, mosquitoes.Here in South Georgia, there seems to be an overabundance of these pests and because of that, entomologists from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron have begun to battle the insects.Over the years various breeds of mosquitoes
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2016
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Simon Pena, 23d Force Support Squadron lodging officer, teaches Senior Airman Candice Bates, 23d Aerospace Medicine Squadron dental assistant, proper techniques during a ballroom dance class, March 24, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pena uses his experience in nearly 20 different styles of dance to teach Moody Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lauren M. Johnson/Released) Airman dances his fears away
Cinderella had the night of her life in a beautiful ballroom, wearing the perfect dress, while her Prince Charming spun her around on the dancefloor. Imagine how different her night may have been if Charming’s moves weren’t so swift and he continuously stepped on her glass slippers.One Airman was tired of being the one stepping on toes and
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2016
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua Tears-Knapp, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology journeyman, uses a metal inert gas welder to fabricate a bracket, March 18, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Metals technology technicians support perform 3,000 fabrication and repair jobs annually in support of approximately 70 aircraft and nearly 700 aerospace ground equipment units on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash/Released) Cutting edge: 23d EMS metals techs cut metals, costs
As the screeching of machinery comes to a halt and flying sparks settle, individuals emerge from the debris with various tools in hand.Equipped with welding machinery, plasma cutters and micrometers are the 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s aircraft metals technicians, who use their knowledge and skills to fabricate and repair Moody’s aircraft
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II rests under an awning while U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit perform repairs, March 10, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. A-10’s are primarily used for close air support due to their weapons-delivery systems and their ability to maneuver at low air speeds and altitude. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lauren M. Johnson/Released) 74th AMU prepares for tomorrow
Every day at 5 p.m., the sound of retreat can be heard throughout the base symbolizing the end of the duty day for most people. But, for some Airmen on the flightline, it’s just the beginning of their shift.U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit work long hours each night, often into early hours of the morning, to perform
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Adam Palmer, 23d Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, left, poses for a photo with his younger brother Senior Airman Philip Palmer, 71st Rescue Squadron loadmaster, March 14, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The brothers have spent four years at Moody and were allowed the opportunity to fulfill their duties as Airmen, together. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson/Released) Brother's bond strengthened by service
Military members volunteer to serve and, odds are, they will be separated from their siblings for long periods of time. Unfortunately, this causes them to miss birthdays and the start and growth of families, among other things they talked about while growing up.For two brothers stationed here at Moody, the odds were in their favor. Fate would have
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The 23d Medical Operations Squadron’s Family Advocacy program is hosting monthly anger management courses, beginning March 8, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The anger management classes are designed to help individuals formulate an anger control plan to reduce acts or threats of violence, develop self-control, receive support from others and learn how to handle their anger through effective communication skills. (Courtesy photo) Family Advocacy helps individuals gain control of their anger
Anger is considered a normal, healthy emotion that everyone experiences, but has the potential to become destructive, or even deadly, if it is built up and becomes out of control.To prevent this, the 23d Medical Operations Squadron’s Family Advocacy program is hosting monthly anger management courses for individuals seeking guidance on how to take
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