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Morrecus, son of Master Sgt. Tiffany Jackson-Foster, 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron transportation management office superintendent, smiles after receiving a medal at the end of Olympic Day in the Youth Center during Olympic Week, June 15, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Every participant received a medal for taking part in the Youth Center’s annual Olympic Week, which was designed to promote unity and healthy lifestyles. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Mini Olympians enjoy Olympic Week
Kids dodged paintballs, splashed in the pool and more as Moody’s Youth Center hosted their annual Olympic Week here from June 12-15. The week hosted an ensemble of different events for the 89 kids to promote unity and healthy lifestyles in an engaging way and concluded on Olympic Day, which included events such as sack races, egg and spoon races, and hula-hooping.
0 6/20
2017
Staff Sgt. James Baker, 71st Rescue Squadron loadmaster, reunites with his fiancé, Emily Jobson, after returning from a deployment in Southwest Asia, June 7, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 71st RQS provided expeditionary personnel recovery in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Four rescue squadrons deploy, return together
Rescue Airmen of the 23d Wing recently returned from a deployment where they provided around the clock personnel recovery coverage in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Working together to ensure that someone’s worst day wasn’t their last day, the 71st, 41st, 48th and 55th Rescue Squadrons provided the airborne and ground components for U.S. Central Command’s personnel recovery operations. “One thing that set this deployment apart from others that I’ve been on is that all three Rescue [components], the HC-130, HH-60 and Guardian Angels, were together in a single location,” said Lt. Col. Michael Thompson, 71st RQS director of operations. “We planned and executed together as a cohesive rescue team. “We were on alert 24/7 to ensure that if there is ever an Airman, Sailor, Marine, or Soldier who is isolated, we are prepared to return them to friendly control,” added Thompson.
0 6/15
2017
Airman 1st Class Homer Holland, 822d Base Defense Squadron fireteam member, carries an unconscious team member during a simulated explosives and hazardous material scenario, May 24, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The exercise simulated initial responses from first responders who then contacted other appropriate units after assessing the potential threat while also assisting the simulated victims of hazardous materials. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Team Moody, FBI partner for training
Members of Team Moody and the FBI partnered for roadside bomb and weapons of mass destruction training May 22-25, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The training brought to light the similarities and differences between the two bomb management teams.
0 6/01
2017
Aircraft from the 23d Wing conducted a surge exercise May 22, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The exercise was conducted in order to demonstrate the wing's ability to rapidly deploy combat ready forces across the globe. The 23d Wing maintains and operates A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft for precision attack, personnel recovery and combat support worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan) 23d Wing conducts surge exercise
Aircraft from the 23d Wing conducted a surge exercise May 22, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The exercise was conducted in order to demonstrate the wing's ability to rapidly deploy combat ready forces across the globe. The 23d Wing maintains and operates A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft for precision attack, personnel recovery and combat support worldwide.
0 5/22
2017
Tony Blauer, founder of Blauer Tactical Systems Inc., instructs Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists during a week-long Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response System course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 27, 2017. The SPEAR System takes advantage of the human body’s startle/flinch mechanism to convert an aggressor’s attack into a tactical counter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski) SERE meets SPEAR: Specialists convene for unique combative course
Your transport aircraft has just crashed in a remote and hostile environment. You and only a handful of other troops have survived the crash. As you survey the surroundings, you notice a crowd of local inhabitants running toward the wreckage screaming wildly, with brows furrowed and fists clenched. The level of fear inside you begins to skyrocket. You’re now scanning the crowd for its weakest links, trying to formulate a progressive strategy with the little time you have before they make contact. Which combative system are you most confident to employ in order to save your own life? Self-defense is a major component of support provided by Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists to troops who have a high risk of isolation in theater, such as downed-pilots and operators. Late last month, SERE specialists across the 23d Wing, along with Pararescuemen from the 68th Formal Training Unit convened at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., to attend a one-week personal defense course led by a special guest.
0 5/12
2017
Senior Airman Kristen Aubrey, 23d Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, inspects a simulated patient's ear, May 4, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. After recognizing a patient with life-threatening symptoms, Aubrey was honored for quickly responding to a potentially dire situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Medical technicians care for greatest assets
Medical technicians are normally the first to see a patient, leaving it to them to assess if someone is simply sick or should be in an emergency room. After recognizing a patient with life-threatening symptoms, one of Team Moody’s medical technicians was recently honored for quickly responding to a potentially dire situation. “I knew right away I needed to let the provider know and figure out what we were going to do for them,” said Senior Airman Kristen Aubrey, 23d Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician. “We called and made them go to the ER right away because it could have been the onset of another heart attack.”
0 5/10
2017
A Moody Mud Run participant low-crawls under barbed wire during the Moody Mud Run, May 6, 2017, in Ray City, Ga. The Fourth Annual Moody Mud consisted of both adult and child course that challenged more than 600 participants with obstacles over 4.2 miles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.) Moody hosts fourth annual Mud Run
The Fourth Annual Moody Mud consisted of both adult and child course that challenged more than 600 participants with 27 obstacles over 4.2 miles.
0 5/08
2017
A unit trainer sprays Airman 1st Class Hunter Ogle, 23d Security Forces Squadron entry controller, in the face with oleoresin capsicum spray, also known as pepper spray, during an initial confidence course, May 2, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen must complete a class then pass a physical confidence course while experiencing the effects of oleoresin capsicum spray to be qualified to carry the less-than-lethal tool. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Defender prevails, despite pepper spray
Airmen must complete a class then pass a physical confidence course while experiencing the effects of oleoresin capsicum spray to be qualified to carry the less-than-lethal tool.
0 5/04
2017
Airman 1st Class Mary Amstead, 23d Wing Judge Advocate general law paralegal, poses with an assortment of alcohol bottles, April 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The Air Force expresses the importance of having outlets for the stressors of military life. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Airman battles alcoholism, prevails
“I was in a ball crying and saying, ‘I need help.’ My wife didn’t know what to do. I’d already been through in-patient once, and she didn’t know how to fix me.” After relapsing and turning back to the bottle, Staff Sgt. Jaiopalanta Jones, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment technician, later checked himself into in-patient care. This was the second time he attempted to combat the effects alcohol was having on his life.
0 4/27
2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Diante Cooper, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party specialist, watches and communicates with an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a joint close air support exercise at Camp Grayling, Mich. April 13, 2017. To further build interoperability and hone their unique skillset, members of the German air force Air Ground Operations Squadron travelled to the U.S. to partner with the 19th ASOS and conduct a close air support exercise working with A-10C Thunderbolts IIs and F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) NATO partners conduct close air support exercise
Today’s fight against terrorism doesn’t rest on the shoulders of one country. It’s a team fight, meaning countries must be interoperable to effectively defeat the evil in this world. To better support that team, members of the German air force’s Air Ground Operations Squadron partnered with the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron to conduct a close air support exercise, April 10 to 14 at Camp Grayling, Mich.
0 4/18
2017
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