Moody kicks off FT 19-04
By Tech. Sgt. Tinese Jackson, 23d Wing Public Affairs
/ Published April 15, 2019
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
Moody Air Force Base is gearing up for exercise FT 19-04 here.
The five day exercise, scheduled to take place, April 15-19, will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment.
The exercise will focus on high operations tempo and the ability to survive and operate in a chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear environment (CBRN) to meet Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF) and the Commander of Air Combat Command’s intent for readiness.
“The main objective of the exercise is to increase readiness for our deployable Airmen,” said Lt Col. Clinton Mintz, 23d wing Inspector General. “The commander of Air Combat Command has emphasized readiness and the need for our Airmen to be prepared to fight in any environment. We need to get it right when it counts and we accomplish this by learning from our mistakes and making strides for improvement.”
During the exercise, personnel will be evaluated on how well they defend and recover the base from ground-opposition forces, as well as mortar and missile attacks, while donning mission oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear proving they can also protect themselves from any CBRN agents.
While the exercise will test the 23d Wing’s ability to survive and operate in support of contingency operations, it will also give Airman the confidence needed to perform their jobs, should they face a similar real world scenario.
“Exercises have a direct impact on our readiness,” said Col. Jennifer Short, 23d Wing Commander. “Conducting exercises allows us to practice how we support and execute contingency missions to ensure we are prepared to execute, operate and be successful when called upon by combatant commanders.”