MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
Annual DOD Housing Satisfaction Surveys Soon Underway
November 30, 2020 – W. Jordan Gillis, assistant secretary of defense for sustainment and the Defense Department's chief housing officer, is inviting DOD housing residents to participate in the department's annual housing satisfaction survey, which is scheduled to launch in December.
Each year, DOD, working through the military departments, surveys current residents of government-owned, government-leased, or privatized family housing and current residents of privatized unaccompanied housing. The goal is to obtain feedback regarding their living experience.
Survey participation is voluntary, and Gillis encourages residents to share their views about their current housing, resident services and community amenities. According to Gillis, "Resident feedback is important to help the department improve the quality of housing and customer care available to residents."
A link to the survey* will be sent via email to each household by one of the two third-party consulting firms administering the feedback collection, tabulation and analysis on the department's behalf. Only one person per address will receive the invitation email. All respondent information will be kept confidential. It will not be linked to the overall feedback results shared with DOD or the results that DOD shares with privatized housing companies or other stakeholders.
The survey results will help inform plans for near-term and future improvements to housing, resident services and community amenities. Gillis emphasized the importance of getting the perspectives of service members and families so the department can provide them with a better quality of life through improved housing and community services.
Each military service will announce the specific date in December when its survey will launch; each survey will remain open for responses for at least 45 days. Residents of DOD government-owned, government-leased or privatized housing should contact their installation's military housing office if they have questions or need technical support, or if their household does not receive an email containing a survey link by Dec. 18.
*OMB Control Number: 0704-0553; OMB Exp. Date: 03/31/2022
Georgia EPD Declares Level 1 Drought Response
Worsening drought conditions throughout most of the state have prompted a Level 1 Drought Response declaration from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). As a result, most of the counties in Georgia must follow the Level 1 Drought Response requirements.
In addition, the outdoor water use schedule required under the Water Stewardship Act of 2010 remains in place. It limits outdoor water use year-round to the hours between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. There are several exceptions to this limitation listed at https://epd.georgia.gov/watershed-protection-branch/water-conservation.
For example, the following activities may be done at any time of day under a Level 1 Drought Response:
- Irrigation of personal food gardens may be done at any time of day
- Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf may be done at any time of day for 30 days after installation
- Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses may be done at any time of day; and
- Hand watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container may be done at any time of day
Phishing Alert and Tips
Protecting ourselves from phishing threats is paramount for every member of Moody to keep their information secure. Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
Hackers will often play into employees’ emotions, causing them to panic when they see a de-activation of an email in process. Their curiosity is piqued with delivery attempt messages and orders. And who can resist HR-related messages that could potentially affect the daily work of employees?
A common theme of phishing is the push for action required. Some messages can even have exclamation points, which emphasize the urgency of the message. These types of attacks are effective because they cause a person to react before thinking logically about the legitimacy of the email.
Here are some tips to help stay in the know!
Keep yourself safe from phishing ploys by validating originator prior to clicking on hyperlinks, checking for poor grammar, spotting numerous misspellings, and seeing if the email is signed or encrypted.
If you receive a suspicious e-mail at work do not click any links or attachments. Open a new message, attach the suspicious e-mail (as opposed to forwarding the original message), and send it to email@example.com.
Do your part to keep Moody safe!
CIA @Moody is a wing-level initiative designed to establish a connection among our Moody Airmen of all ages, ranks, interests, and uniforms (civilian/active duty/retired). We are their connection point to meeting others with similar interests and the clubs are run by the Airmen themselves. We can help any club get off the ground if they have not found one that isn’t aligned with their interests. We vet each club to ensure they are not for-profit or self-interest serving. We believe in the importance of connection. We try to close the gap between someone looking for something to do and others who have similar interests. This will reduce the number of people that feel Moody has nothing to offer or that do not know anyone with similar interests. It will create a tighter community at Moody.
Club can be led by active duty, civilians and retired. Clubs run everything on their own time, we are just connection points for them.
We try to help CIA reach out to the base through large events like Comprehensive Airman Fitness day and the clubs create events in/at Valdosta/Moody that we try to bring a spotlight on at our Facebook page Moody AFB Clubs Interests Activities (facebook.com/moodyclubs)
Note: no funding is involved.
Air National Guard
To learn more about the amazing benefits for part-time commitment, potential to cross train, potential full-time opportunities the ANG has to offer you through the PALACE FRONT and PALACE CHASE programs, contact me today!
MSgt Matt Turley, cell: 478-951-3274, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Located at Information Learning Center (Education Building) Building 328, Room 302
Foreign Travel Briefs
Team Moody members possessing a secret security clearance or higher are required to report their planned foreign travel with their unit security manager and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Members should complete the online pre-brief questionnaire for AFOSI located on the AF Portal under “foreign travel.” After completing the online pre-brief, members must attend an in-person brief with AFOSI at Bldg. 743. These briefings occur every Thursday at 1400. Attendance does not have to be scheduled, but is mandatory before traveling.
Air Force Office of Special Investigations Career Opportunity
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is currently looking for sharp and highly motivated individuals to join our esteemed organization. The basic requirements are Staff Sergeants with 5 to 10 years time in service and Technical Sergeants with less than 1 year time in grade and less than 11 years time in service. Technical Sergeants with more than 1 year time in grade but under 11 years time in service will be considered on an exception to policy basis. Senior Airmen may be accepted on a case by case basis. Master Sergeants are not being considered at this time. In addition, foreign language skills are highly desired. If you feel AFOSI may be the career for you please feel free to contact AFOSI Detachment 211 at 229-257-3564 for more information.
Moody AFB Thrift Shop
The Moody AFB Thrift Shop is always seeking volunteers to help with daily operations including consignments and donations. Please contact us at 229-257-3965 or email@example.com for more information.
Intimate Partner Violence
If you have been a victim of intimate partner violence there is some information you should know before you file a report. To file a restricted report without notification to the victim or alleged offender’s chain of command you must file a restricted report. Restricted reporting can only be done with Family Advocacy, a military treatment facility healthcare provider or Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate. Reporting to anyone else will automatically initiate an unrestricted report. Restricted reporting allows you to seek medical care, support services, advocacy or information without initiating the investigative process. For more information, contact a Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate, call (912) 217-6661, available 24/7. Remember it can happen to anyone.
The 23d Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program actively commits to the safety and well-being of all Airmen, their adult dependents, and Air Force civilians assigned to Moody Air Force Base. Sexual assault is a crime and can be very traumatic for a victim of sexual assault. Sexual assault is defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. There are avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting. If you have been sexually assaulted or think you have been, go to a safe location away from the attacker and contact your local SAPR office at 229-257-7272. Assistance is available 24/7.
The Combat Arms range is a no trespass area. Trespassing is not only illegal but also dangerous because of gunfire. The address to the range is Bldg. 1316, Moody AFB, for any questions or concerns please contact TSgt Mansour, Brandon NCOIC, Combat Arms at 229-257-4000 in case there is a valid need for entry.
Pet Guardian Angels
Pet Guardian Angels coordinates foster/guardianship or permanent placement for pets of military members who deploy or are reassigned. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/themoodypetguardianangels?ref=hl.
Pharmacy refills and hours of operation
Call in your refills before 10 a.m. for next day service at 229-257-3455 or 800-292-8458 or use tricareonline.com to refill your prescriptions and check your prescription status. Refills are dispatched at the BX pharmacy Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours of operation at the main pharmacy are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Civilian prescriptions are accepted daily until 4 p.m. For more information, contact the main pharmacy at 229-257-3221.
Moody Talking Tigers now meet on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Spot. Come learn effective communication and leadership skills. For more info, access www.toastmasters.org.
Hometown News release submissions
Airmen can submit a DD Form 2266, Hometown News Release, electronically by clicking on the link via either the internal base website or the public website, www.moody.af.mil. Submissions can include a photo: minimum output 150 dpi, image size 4x5 to 5x7, JPEG format - compressed no lower than 60 percent, and saved as the submitter's last name. Appropriate newsworthy events for submission include promotions, graduations, new assignments, awards, decorations, reenlistment, retirement, etc. Submissions are reviewed by 23d Wing Public Affairs before forwarding to the Army and Air Force Hometown News Service. Incomplete forms and noncompliant photos will not be approved. For more information, contact the Public Affairs office at 229-257-3345.
U.S. Air Force Eagle eyes
Your eyes and ears are critical weapons in the war against terrorism. Always keep an Eagle Eye out for suspicious behaviors, such as: surveillance, elicitation, tests of security, acquiring supplies, suspicious persons out of place, dry run and deploying assets. If you observe any suspicious activity, report it to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations at 229-257-3564 or Security Forces 229-257-3108.
Estate Claim for SrA Stephen C. Harmon
This notice is provided in accordance with AFI 34-501, paragraph 13.14.5, to inform those with potential financial claims against the estate of SrA Stephen C. Harmon regarding the opportunity to submit a claim. If you believe you have a financial claim, please contact 1st Lt Dane Ivy, 229-257-7133.