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A South Georgian youth overlooks the skies as he co-pilots a Piper Archer aircraft during the Eyes Above the Horizon diversity outreach program, July 22, 2017, in Valdosta, Ga. Moody Airmen, service members nationwide and collegiate representatives taught approximately 100 10-19-year-olds about aviation as they took the Valdosta skies to commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the historic Tuskegee Airmen. The program focuses on mentoring and familiarizing underrepresented minorities with basic flying fundamentals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash) Moody Airmen earn national community volunteer award
Three Moody Airmen were recognized during the 2017 National Public Benefit Flying Awards, Nov. 29, in Arlington, Va. Taking home the Distinguished Volunteer award, these Airmen hosted the largest Legacy Flight Academy’s “Eyes Above the Horizon” youth aviation diversity outreach event in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen. This past summer, they gave approximately 100 South Georgian youth a chance to fly and explore aviation and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics career opportunities.
0 12/21
2017
Ryan Lemm, salutes his father, Tech. Sgt. Joseph Lemm’s casket, Dec. 28, 2015, during Lemm’s funeral in Manhattan, NY. While Lemm was a member of the 105th Base Defense Squadron, the unit trains closely and often deploys with the 820th Base Defense Group. Due to the high-stress training and deployments, the lines begin to blur and these Airmen become close-knit families. (Courtesy photo) Base Defense Airmen memorialize fallen veteran
Heads hang and tears fall while bagpipes play at a memorial service where those who’ve fallen in valor were honored, to include one Airman whose loss hit heavy on many of Moody’s warrior’s hearts. The NYPD memorial service honored three detectives who had fallen in the line of duty, one of which was Tech. Sgt. Joseph Lemm, who in 2015, was one of six U.S. troops killed by a suicide bomber while conducting overseas missions with the 820th Base Defense Group in Afghanistan.
0 12/20
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Spices rest on a rack in the Georgia Pines Dining Facility (DFAC), Dec. 12, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Through teamwork, adaption and striving for excellence, the Georgia Pines DFAC Airmen are able to ensure Team Moody is fed and ready to finish the fight. (U.S. Air Force Base photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) DFAC services: bringing the heat, feeding the force
When it comes to winning a war, victory can fall on which “army’s” troops are fed. To feed an Air Force, the Dining Facility (DFAC) Airmen bring the heat to their battleground: the kitchen. Through teamwork, adaption and striving for excellence, the Georgia Pines DFAC Airmen are able to ensure Team Moody is fed and ready to finish the fight.
0 12/15
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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.
0 12/13
2017
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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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
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Senior Master Sgt. Regina Dockens, right, 23d Communications Squadron first sergeant, gives a bag of cookies to Airman 1st Class Theophilus Agyare, 23d Contracting Squadron contracting specialist, during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 5, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Annual Cookie Drive sweetens holidays for Airmen
Team Moody spouses packaged cookies for dorm Airmen during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 4-5, here. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays.
0 12/06
2017
Children play in the snowball pit during the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Moody brightens holidays at Tree Lighting Ceremony
Team Moody held the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen.
0 12/04
2017
Beth Houtz places a retirement pin on her husband, Chief Master Sgt. David Houtz, 823d Base Defense Squadron chief enlisted manager’s lapel, during his retirement ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Houtz enlisted in the Air Force on Oct. 6, 1991. During his 27-year career, he has held numerous leadership roles while supporting Operations Provide Promise, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) 823d BDS chief retires after 27 years of service
Houtz enlisted in the Air Force on Oct. 6, 1991. During his 27-year career, he has held numerous leadership roles while supporting Operations Provide Promise, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and Inherent Resolve.
0 12/01
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Chief Master Sgt. Jarrod Sebastian, left, 23d Wing command chief, and Col. Jennifer Short, 23d Wing commander, pose for a photo, Nov. 27, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Each year, community members pull ornaments from the trees located at the Base Exchange and the Freedom 1 Fitness Center with a child’s description and their desired gift, and purchase the gift to be given anonymously. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Moody kicks-off Angel Tree event
The Airman & Family Readiness Center kicked off the annual Angel Tree event, a donation drive which raises gifts for children of Moody Airmen, Nov. 27, here. Each year, community members pull ornaments from the Christmas trees located at the Base Exchange and the Freedom 1 Fitness Center with a child’s description and their desired gift, and purchase the gift to be given anonymously.
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