How can I request a community engagement event?

PURPOSE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Active community relations programs enable commanders to enhance morale, public trust, and support. Air Force professionals involved in the communities where they live become front-line ambassadors for the Air Force. Through active programs, the Air Force demonstrates it is a community partner and a responsible steward of resources.
 

MOODY’S COMMUNITY ENGAEMENT OBJECTIVES

  1. Increase public awareness and understanding of the armed forces and the mission, policies, and programs of the Air Force
  2. Support Air Force recruiting by inspiring patriotism and encouraging young men and women to serve in the military
  3. Maintain a reputation as a good neighbor, as well as a respected professional organization charged with part of the responsibility for national security

BASE TOUR REQUESTS

Base tours tell a portion of the Air Force story to visitors and highlight the Air Force mission, traditions, and heritage. They are tailored to coincide with the interests of different demographics while not compromising mission requirements.

Policy:

  • Moody Air Force Base tours can be conducted on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month and will begin no earlier than 9 a.m. and end no later than 3 p.m.
  • Tour groups must be at least 15 individuals and no more than 35. Only one tour per organization/school, per calendar year.
  • Tours are limited to ages 14 years and over. Children under 14 must have a parent assigned to a Moody unit, and that parent's unit must sponsor/coordinate the tour.
  • For any tour not scheduled/coordinated through the Public Affairs office, units must notify the Public Affairs office at least 21 business days in advance of desired date to gain approval. Tours not conducted by the Public Affairs office must also be approved through the member’s Squadron/Group. 
    • Tours not conducted by the Public Affairs office can then only be conducted within the agencies and shops that are within the member’s Squadron/Group.

MOODY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL A SCHEDULED TOUR AT ANY TIME DUE TO MISSION REQUIREMENTS

Requesting a Tour:

  • In order to schedule a base tour Public Affairs must receive a complete Base Tour Request Form no earlier than 90 days and no later than 30 days prior to the requested tour date.
  • Tours will not be approved/coordinated until the aforementioned request form is submitted. 
  • Tour requests will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
  • If a representative from the Public Affairs office has not confirmed receipt of your request within a week please follow up by phone, 229-257-4146 or by email, 23wg.pa@us.af.mil.
  • Sending/receiving a request does not confirm your requested tour date.
  • Information that is requested by the Public Affairs office must be returned no later than 14 business days prior to the confirmed tour date to ensure proper coordination. Failure to meet this deadline will result in tour cancellation.
  • If a group is more than 15 minutes late for their tour, it will be canceled and will not be rescheduled.

BASE SHADOW REQUESTS

The 23d Wing Public Affairs Base shadow program is an opportunity for Moody Airmen to inspire, mentor and grow the potential Airmen of tomorrow. The program allows high school juniors, seniors and college students to follow a military person in a particular career field around for the day and gain valuable knowledge about the Air Force and specific AFSCs. The 23d Wing Public Affairs Office will facilitate the fulfillment of theses request in accordance with the following policy and process:

Policy:

  • Shadow days are conducted from 8a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • PA may pair up shadow participants from different schools to meet all requests.
  • All shadow participants must provide full name no later than one week prior.
  • All shadow participants must provide their own transportation on the day of the visit.
  • All shadow participants are (monetarily) responsible for all meals while on base.
  •     Please call at least 5 days in advance of your shadow date to confirm as confirmation letters are not sent.

MOODY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL A SCHEDULED SHADOW AT ANY TIME DUE TO MISSION REQUIREMENTS

Requesting a Shadow Day:

  • The Public Affairs office must receive a complete Shadow Day Request Form no later than 30 days prior to the requested shadow day.
  • Shadow requests are processed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Shadow Day requests will not be approved/coordinated until a completed Shadow Day Request Form is received.
  • If Public Affairs have not confirmed receiving your request within a week of submission, please follow up by phone, (229) 257-4146, or by email, 23wg.pa@us.af.mil
  • Sending/receiving a request does not confirm a shadow day.

SPEAKER REQUESTS
Facilitating speaker requests for community events allows our members to dialogue with local organizations and give communities more insight on Air Force roles, mission, overall capabilities and the Airmen who make up the Air Force. The 23d Wing Public Affairs Office will facilitate the fulfillment of theses request in accordance with the following policy and process:

Policy:

  • Any organization, group or individual can request an Air Force speaker. This includes community groups, business organizations, industry associations, as well as schools of all levels.
  • We are restricted from participating in endorsement style, fundraising events and/or political activities.
  • Once we provide a speaker, all outstanding arrangements must be made between the organization and the guest speaker.
  • If the speaker must cancel, the organization is responsible for contacting Moody Public Affairs to re-submit a request.
     

Requesting a speaker for an event:

  • Public Affairs must receive a complete speaker request form no later than two weeks prior to the requested event. To allow adequate time to coordinate your request we ask that the request form to be submitted four weeks prior to the event.
  • Speaker requests will not be approved/coordinated until a completed speaker request form is received. You can find the form here.
  • If Public Affairs hasn't confirmed receiving your request within a week of submission, please follow up by phone, (229) 257-3395, or by email, 23.wg.pa@us.af.mil. Sending/receiving a request does not confirm a speaker to your event.


MOODY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL A SCHEDULED SPEAKER AT ANY TIME DUE TO MISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

AERIAL SUPPORT REQUESTS
Aerial support requests can include airshows, event flyovers and static displays. Static displays allow the public to experience an up-close and personal view of our equipment and weapons systems and increase their knowledge and understanding of the Air Force mission.
The 23d Wing Public Affairs Office will facilitate the fulfillment of theses request in accordance with the following policy and process:

Policy:

  • A flyover, whether on-base or off-base, is a straight and level flight, limited to one pass, by no more than four military aircraft of the same general type (e.g., tactical, transport, rotary wing) from the same military service over a predetermined point on the ground at a specific time and not involving aerobatics or demonstrations.
  • A flyover of more than four aircraft, or of multiple types of aircraft, or of aircraft representing more than one military service or nation, regardless of horizontal/timing separation of flying elements, constitutes an aerial review. Flyovers at memorial or funeral services in honor of rated and/or designated active duty aviation personnel are not community engagement activities.


Requesting aerial support:

  • Submit all aerial support requests (airshows, event flyovers, static displays, etc.) through the following link: http://www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil. All requests for support must be submitted via this website.
  • When approved, you will receive a Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs (SAF/PA) approval number. Forward that number, your request form and all other pertinent information to 23wg.pa@us.af.mil
  • The 23rd Wing Public Affairs office will send the request through to the appropriate channels here and the requester will be contacted if Moody assets are able or unable to support.
  • If the request can be supported by Moody, the supporting unit will make all arrangements.
  • If Public Affairs hasn't confirmed receiving your request within a week of submission, please follow up by phone, (229) 257-4146, or by email, 23wg.pa@us.af.mil.  

SENDING/CONFIMRATION OF RECIPT DOES NOT CONFIRM MOODY PARTICIPATION IN YOUR AERIAL EVENT

 

Privacy Advisory Statement

AUTHORITY: Title 10 United States Code 8013, Secretary of the Air Force and AFI 35-105.

PURPOSE: The contact information requested from each individual will be used to facilitate the coordination of their request and to ensure positive contact can be maintained throughout the execution of their event.  

ROUTINE USES: The information provided will be used by designated public affairs officials to ensure communication and coordination of customer requests is effectively maintained throughout the duration of their event. Individual contact information may be occasionally shared at higher Air Force levels to ensure effective communication and coordination are maintained in support of customer requests.       

DISCLOSURE: Mandatory. Failure to provide contact information will result in request not being considered.