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  • Airman reflects on career journey at Angel Thunder

    Still fresh in the career field with only about 100 aircraft hours under his belt, a cross-trained staff sergeant found himself in a heart-pounding situation that he still remembers vividly to this day. The objective was to rescue an isolated individual in a non-threatening, training scenario. But what seemed to be a routine mission became very
  • Airman overcomes crippling injury, becomes bodybuilder

    One Airman never forgot the day he showed his doctor, who three years prior told him he'd never be able to deadlift or squat again due to a back injury, a video of him squatting 600 pounds and deadlifting 550.During a 2008 deployment to Afghanistan, he was hit by multiple improvised explosive devices shifting parts of his back causing his muscles
  • Military mom recognized for Mother's Day 2014

    In our society, strong emphasis is placed on the importance of capturing every 'first' your child has. First word, first walk, first birthday and so on. With the help of technology, our military families are able to capture such moments to re-experience continuously, or in some cases, for the first time, if one parent was unable to witness the
  • Airman finds strength through MMA

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Eric Farmer, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament support NCO in charge, has been training in jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts for more than five years. Over that span, he has had to balance his personal and professional life while becoming the best fighter he can be. Check out his story below.
  • Mom pushes through pain, 22.4 miles for autistic son

    On the last mile of a 22.4-mile, 72 hour challenge one runner's feet were in pain. She was exhausted and sweaty, but all she could think about was her son. On the back of her calves were the words "I run for my son."With sunglasses hiding tears, the runner and two others linked arms and ran through the last corner of the Disney Princess Half
  • Volunteers foster Moody's furry friends

    On average there were nearly eight million animals surrendered to animal shelters throughout the United States in 2013, according to the National Humane Society website. Roughly half of those animals were adopted leaving the remaining animals to be euthanized. Finding a safe place for beloved pets can be very stressful, even more so when no family
  • MWDs wage war on combat stress

    (Editor's note: This is the second in a series on military working dogs at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.)For a military member, the word 'Afghanistan' may bring about thoughts of bombings, gun fire and other war-related memories. For a dog, it's simply a word unknown to them.To prepare military working dogs for deployments downrange, the dogs undergo
  • Airman cheers brother onto Olympic gold

    Up on a cold, wet mountain top in Sochi, Russia, with rain pouring down, one Airman and her family stood among a sea of spectators as they cheered on their loved one, an American freestyle skier, as he dropped into the slushy halfpipe. The family had been on the mountain since 5 p.m. when qualifying runs started. They had improvised black trash
  • Moody faces dangerous DUI dilemma

    Editor's note: This is the first article in a series highlighting the dangers of drinking and driving, alcohol abuse, and the negative effects those behaviors can have on someone's life. With nearly 6,000 Airmen assigned to Team Moody, how many DUIs are acceptable? The short answer is "zero." In 2013, there were 29 arrests for DUI here. Within the
  • In-processing for MWDs can be 'ruff'

    (Editor's note: This is the first in a series on military working dogs at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.) In-processing: A word known all too well amongst military members. With the weeks of paperwork, medical clearances and other integrating requirements, one might say being the new guy is quite 'ruff'. When it comes to in-processing the base, the 23d
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