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  • Civil engineer gains rescue perspective

    Emerge Moody was able to experience its first taste of the rescue side of the house beginning with opening remarks from two of the four squadron commanders within the 347th Rescue Group on March 9, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.Lt. Col. Gary Symon, 71st Rescue Squadron commander, began by explaining that the 347th RQG is a triad of combat
  • Spring time fire safety

    Well, it’s that time of year again, the Final Four is approaching, the seemingly relentless onslaught of pollen, ever later sunsets and of course, the annual ritual of spring cleaning. As you take a walk through your home and develop your spring cleaning plan of attack, remember to take in account the following fire safety tips.Make Your Home Safe
  • Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect: Step Up, Speak Up and Reach Out

    Children are our nation’s most valuable asset. They represent the bright future of our country. As parents and adults, we must ensure they are protected against child abuse and neglect. In April of each year, installations within the Department of Defense and communities across the United States take time to emphasize this message.
  • Financial blues: Recovering from holiday overspending

    The holidays are over and you find yourself with the financial blues. Is it because you over spent? Or is it because your rainy day funds turned into a storm? Did the holiday surprises take you off guard concerning your finances and left you with the financial blues? Now January has arrived and the bills continue to mount up. And you ask
  • Pilot emerges in MSG

    This past Thursday, Feb. 2, I had the pleasure of touring the different sections of the 23d Mission Support Group here at Moody Air Force Base. I will have to admit, my impression of the MSG consisted of the gym, the dining hall, and the annoying splash screens that show up every time I log onto my computer telling me about the next Moody event. However, to my surprise, my impression changed rapidly.
  • His dream, my reality

    On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream with the world. Fast forward to the present day; when I wake up in the morning, I am his dream.
  • Airman loses way, wingmen watch

    His Air Force legacy will be the Airman who got court-martialed for a month-long cocaine binge. As an Airman 1st Class, I don’t know much about military law or courts-martial but I was afforded the opportunity to sit in on his. Not knowing anything about the case or anyone involved in the choices that led him to fail a urinalysis, ruin his career and negatively affect the careers of those around him, I can’t help but wonder how no one in his life intervened.
  • Emerge Moody witnesses, tackles challenges of wing staff agencies

    Emerge Moody kicked off the new year on Jan. 5, 2017, with an intense tour of the 23d Wing Staff Agencies and the 23d Comptroller Squadron, taking an intimate look at what a few of the 15 agencies provide for Moody.Our morning began with a quick introduction from the 23d Wing Director of Staff, Lt Col Jeffrey Barker, where he explained his job in
  • Education: Investing in ourselves

    Even though the military has provided me a steady and secure career, that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t continue to better myself. The Air Force offers an array of education benefits for members, their families and civilian contractors to further their education.
  • Campaign dispels, explains mental health care

    To kick off 2017, the Moody Mental Health team has started a campaign geared towards dispelling myths about seeking mental health care and encouraging early help-seeking behaviors.While our main purpose is to demystify mental healthcare, we also want to create a healthy understanding of mental health issues. In many situations, an individual’s