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  • 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.
  • 820th BDG continues legacy of defense

    The 820th Base Defense Group held a change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Col. Benito Barron, 820th BDG commander, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations.
  • Munitions flight performs 30mm processing, keeps A-10s shooting

    Airmen from the 476th and 23d Maintenance Squadron (MXS) performed a 30mm rounds processing, July 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. This total force integration training with the 23d and 476th MXS allowed Airmen to work together to identify more ways to efficiently and safely conduct their mission. The munitions flight ensures A-10C Thunderbolt IIs are armed with 30mm rounds to make sure they are able to continue their mission while at home station and deployed.
  • Moody ‘rocks out’ at Patriot Fest

    Team Moody hosted the Patriot Festival, July 3, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The free event allowed Airmen and their families an opportunity to take some time away from the mission and enjoy a Fourth of July experience. The event consisted of live music, food trucks, family fun and a firework show.
  • LRS chief retires after 27 years

    Chief Master Sgt. Jim Calhoun, 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron superintendent, entered the Air Force in August of 1991 and served in numerous positions within fuels management and logistics readiness throughout his career.