MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
A computer assistant from the 23d Maintenance Group (MXG) culminated 30 years of service during a retirement ceremony, March 29, here.
Arlonzo Nelson has served in a variety of duty positions at Moody since March of 1988 after previously serving five years in the U.S. Army.
“This experience has been so rewarding that it’s felt like I haven’t worked a day in my life,” said Nelson. “All the different people I’ve gotten to help and work with over the years has been the most rewarding part of this job.”
Some of Nelson’s most notable achievements include: managing the 23d Wing’s $3.5 million integrated maintenance data system, certifying all user accounts, purging $617,000 in invalid maintenance data and instructing 4,000 hours of training with maintenance operations Airmen.
“We can’t repay Mr. Nelson for all he has done for Moody and the Maintenance section as a whole,” said Col. John Chastain, 23d MXG commander. “He’s been at Moody longer then all of us and if you can think of all the Airmen he’s impacted over his 30 years, it’s remarkable.”
Throughout his career, Nelson has mentored countless Airmen and he credits his wife Cynthia’s everlasting support throughout his tenure for making this possible.
“All the sacrifices she’s made over the last 30 years when it’s come to my job and our family has been wonderful,” said Nelson. “I couldn’t ask for a better wife and best friend to have walked with me through this journey.”