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  • Moody AF Ball celebrates heritage, history

    Team Moody celebrated the Air Force’s 71st birthday during the annual Air Force Ball, Sept. 15, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. The ball recognized the service’s inception on Sept. 18, 1947, when President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947, which established the USAF as a separate military service.
  • Moody makes some noise during Diversity Day

    Team Moody hosted the 23d Wing Diversity Day, Sept. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Diversity Day honored the cultures of all groups and organizations observed by the Department of Defense using forms of expression such as poems and native dances. The theme of this year was ’Many Cultures, One Voice: Stronger Through Inclusion And Equality’.
  • Lieutenant colonel sets sights on marksman victory

    In the midst of countless rounds exploding across the firing range, his sights are set on one thing, the target. To the left and right of him are some of the nation’s best marksmen, but he’s ready. Prepared, he exhales and fires shot after shot hoping to leave his mark on what many consider to be “America’s World Series of the Shooting Sports.” When the gunfire ceased and the smoke cleared, Lt. Col. Robert Davis, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing (AGOW) director of complaints resolution, won first place in the metric prone grand aggregate category during the 2018 National Rifle Association (NRA) National Smallbore Rifle Championships, in Bristol, Ind.
  • Airmen ‘bring the heat’ with hot pits, gear up faster turnaround

    Airmen from the 23d Logistic Readiness Squadron (LRS) and 476th Maintenance Squadron performed a hot pit refuel, Aug. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 23d LRS preposition fueling trucks to allow aircraft to refuel without needing to shut down. This style of refueling is used to eliminate the need for additional maintenance procedures and to extend pilots’ training time per flight which improves operations tempo.
  • Airman sets sights on Defender Challenge

    Seven Moody defenders trudged through a gauntlet that tested their capability, lethality and readiness. Ultimately, only Senior Airman Jeffrey Lewis, 822d Base Defense Squadron fireteam leader, had the scores, determination and perseverance to advance to the next level for a chance to represent Air Combat Command (ACC) during the 2018 Defender Challenge, Sept. 8-14, at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas.
  • ROTC cadets gain first-hand experience during Ops Air Force

    More than 20 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets gained a first-hand experience of the Air Force mission during Operation Air Force 2018, here. From June 2-Aug. 1, three groups of cadets from across the nation participated in the annual program which gave them an opportunity to see the operational Air Force’s mission and lifestyle before choosing a career as an officer.
  • Airmen ‘go the distance’ during CLEP-A-Thon

    More than 200 Airmen participated in a free marathon-themed testing event at the annual CLEP-A-Thon, July 23-26, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., where they pursued their higher educational and self-improvement goals. Airmen took as many Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support and College Level Examination Program exams as they could during the four-day period, with each passing score earning them college credit.
  • Base commander explores rescue, 347th OSS capabilities

    Col. Jennifer Short, 23d Wing commander, visited the 347th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) during an immersion tour, July 23, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During the immersion, Short visited with Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape and medical specialists from the 347th OSS.
  • Munition inspectors essential to combat capabilities

    In a secluded corner of the base, sitting behind a barbed-wire fence rests thousands of pounds of munitions in a place called ‘Ammo Country’. Within these confines are the 23d Maintenance Squadron (MXS) munition inspection professionals who are responsible for a $54 million stockpile. With their inspection, packaging, and upkeep procedures, they enhance Moody’s combat capabilities by providing safe and serviceable ammo.
  • POL fuel yard gets first major upgrade since 50s

    The 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) is currently overseeing the construction of the Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants (POL) fuels bulk storage yard, which is slated for completion Jan. 2019, here. As the first major upgrade since its original construction in the 1950s, the 23d LRS is modernizing the fuel yard’s infrastructure to improve fueling efficiency and provide faster turnaround for trucks.