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  • A 23d Wing ‘hawg’ gets a bath

    What has roughly 40 teeth, sounds like ‘brrrt,’ and occasionally needs a bath? The 23d Wing’s A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, also known as ‘Hawgs,’ are subject to an assortment of scheduled maintenance appointments to include washes every 180 days or approximately 1,000 flying hours. “It’s extremely important that maintenance keeps the aircraft clean,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Thomas Harney, 75th Fighter Squadron director of operations and A-10 pilot. “Every time we fire the gun, gases flow up and cover the aircraft with grease which can affect operational components of the aircraft and the pilot’s visibility.”
  • 23d CES combats mosquito threats

    Due to recent confirmed cases of mosquito disease outbreaks by the Georgia Department of Public Health in South Georgia, Moody’s 23d Civil Engineering Squadron pest management team is being proactive to combat mosquito-borne illnesses. They are accomplishing this by teaching Airmen, their families and the community about mosquito-borne illnesses, the symptoms to look out for, and the precautions to take to avoid being infected by a mosquito.
  • Be memorable, inspire future generations

    Staff Sgts. Stan Mason, Charlie Jefferson, Doc Lawrence, and Master Sgt. Kenneth G. Webb. None of you know these individuals, but their legacy and efforts as supervisors are evident.These NCOs were my very first influences in the Air Force and the reason I am wearing these chevrons today.Front-line supervisors have the greatest impact on the Air
  • ACCA: training insight to beat CBRN’s

    Airmen from the 347th Operations Support Squadron performed Aircrew Contamination Control Area training, Aug. 24, here. ACCA training teaches aircrew how to remove and properly handle any contamination on their gear. The training is provided monthly or at the request of the aircrew.
  • Emergency exercise tests Moody’s capabilities

    The 23d Wing Inspection Team held an emergency response exercise, Aug. 22, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The purpose of this particular exercise was to inspect the recovery phase of an active-shooter situation. “In my twelve years, I’ve been to very few exercises that flow from the beginning to the actual responding, recovery and clean-up,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ross Stiegemeier, 23d Wing NCO in charge of the Wing Inspection Team. “So this time we were focused on the recovery phase in the [scenario] where the individuals are dead. There’s no longer a threat, so what do we do now?”
  • Airmen embark for Weapons School

    Members of Team Moody departed in support of the Air Force Weapons School, Aug. 19, here. Hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., the Weapons Instructor Course provides advanced weapons training to weapons officers so they can return as lead instructors within their squadrons.
  • Emerge, Leadership Moody 2018 kicks off

    The 2018 Emerge Moody and Leadership Moody courses began Aug 18. with an initial meeting and team building rope course at Valdosta State University.
  • Continuous Process Improvement bears fruit

    The investment in Airmen’s ideas through a Continuous Process Improvement event this past January has Moody’s propulsion team displaying measurable improvements in the timeliness and effectiveness of supporting the A-10C Thunderbolt II’s increased flying mission. Over the last seven months, The 23d Component Maintenance Squadron has gradually implemented the ideas from approximately 20 civilians and Airmen from almost every enlisted rank to better maintain the TF-34 engine used in A-10s. The results speak for themselves. “We have seen our Airmen at all levels react positively to the initiative,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Irwin, 23d CMS former commander during the CPI event. “The men and women at the Propulsion flight have completely embraced the idea of continuous improvement and they want to be the best! You can feel that excitement every time you visit their facility.”
  • Stealth Guardian demonstrates rescue, 5th gen integration

    Two wings, one mission: to execute a locally squadron-planned exercise between the 23d Wing and the 325th Fighter Wing during Exercise Stealth Guardian August 7-11, 2017. During months of planning between Tyndall and Moody Air Force base, Ga., Exercise Stealth Guardian was conceived and executed by Airmen from both wings to explore Air Force capabilities in modern rescue scenarios to integrate rescue and 5th generation assets in a deployed or contingency environment. Additionally, the exercise tested the capabilities of Rapid Raptor which is the Air Force’s ability to employ agile combat capabilities of 5th generation platforms like the F-22 to a combat or contingency environment as a moment’s notice.
  • 41st maintainers reach perfection

    When most Airmen on the flightline see aircraft tail number A6773 flying through the sky, they see a typical HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter. Now because of the hard work from the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit, they see a distinct mythical unicorn that hasn’t been seen in 10 years. These Airmen dedicated hundreds of hours of hard work to achieve not one, but three “black letter initials,” a marking of approval on an inspection checklist certifying that the aircraft is not only mission-ready, but it is operationally perfect: zero discrepancies, zero write-ups and zero inspection violations.
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