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Retired Master Sgt. Baron Acosta puts his head down for a moment during a Safeside memorial service, Nov. 8, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Safeside reunions are biennial and scheduled around the 820th Base Defense Group’s high-ops tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) Veterans, Airmen congregate during Safeside Reunion
Vietnam and Desert Storm veterans came together to bond with the new generation of Safeside members. The three-day event consisted of a memorial service for fallen Safeside members, a current capabilities demonstration and a golf tournament.
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Moody Airmen render salutes during the 23d Maintenance Squadron re-designation ceremony, Nov. 9, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Lt. Col. Neal Van Houten took command of Air Combat Command’s second largest squadron, leading the 800 men and women who are responsible for executing safe and reliable maintenance on aircraft systems, ground equipment and munitions to support the 23d Wing's attack and rescue missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash) Re-designated 23d Maintenance Squadron continues legacy
Approximately 800 Airmen from the 23d Component and Equipment Maintenance Squadrons merged to become the 23d Maintenance Squadron, Air Combat Command’s second largest maintenance squadron, during a re-designation ceremony, Nov. 9, here. As these Airmen stood in formation behind unfurled guidons, bearing new names, they now abide by a new motto – ‘MXS!... The Biggest!... The Best!’
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Silhouetted aircraft Checkered Flag 18-1 begins
As the last of Tyndall’s partners arrived for Checkered Flag 18-1, the two-week exercise officially began and will last until Nov. 17, 2017.
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F-35A Lightning II instructor pilots from the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, came here for three weeks in late October to train the next generation of F-35A pilots. Joint Strike Fighter pilots train in Gunfighter Country
F-35A Lightning II instructor pilots from the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, came here for three weeks in late October to train the next generation of F-35A pilots.
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Tech. Sgt. Jose Obregon, 347th Operations Support Squadron Independent Duty Medical Technician NCO in charge of medical operations, observes a student applying Tactical Combat Causality Care during training, Oct. 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The new, three-day combined training is designed to merge many smaller courses and seamlessly tie together skills that could be used in the event that Airmen become isolated during a mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) 347th Rescue Group initiates new medical, survival training
Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists and Independent Duty Medical Technicians recently partnered to innovate a more realistic training experience for 23d Wing aircrew. The training is designed to merge many smaller courses into one three-day course that seamlessly ties together different skills that could be used together in the event that Airmen become isolated during a mission.
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ACC EMEDS team deploy to support hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico ACC EMEDS team deploys to support hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico
As Puerto Rico continues to reel from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, Air Combat Command deployed medical assets Oct. 18 to provide relief to the community and supplement teams that have already begun relief efforts. The 633rd Medical Group from Joint Base Langley-Eustis has one of the Air Force’s four Expeditionary Medical Support groups. They train year round to ensure they’re ready and able to deploy in the event of a disaster like the one facing Puerto Rico today.
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Lt. Col. José Antonio Lebrón, Joint Task Force-Bravo joint security forces commander, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, salutes his nephew’s, Senior Airman Gabriel Antonio Fuentes Lebrón, 18th Security Forces Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, casket during a dignified arrival in Jacksonville, Fla., May 30, 2017. A dignified arrival is the process by which, upon the return from the theater of operations to the United States, the remains of fallen military members are transferred from an aircraft to a waiting vehicle and then to the port mortuary. Lebrón passed away in Okinawa, May 19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash) Air Force further embraces “Gold Star” families
Losing a loved one is never easy, especially for those who have to bury their fallen military family members killed in action. To help ease the mourning process, Moody recently introduced their installment of the Air Force’s Gold Star program, which further embraces surviving family members by assisting them to receive a lifetime of support and care.
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U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, right, poses for a photo with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, 10th Mountain Division commander, during his visit to the 20th Air Support Operations Squadron and 10th Mountain Division, Oct. 9, 2017, at Fort Drum, N.Y. Holmes visited Airmen belonging to the 14th, 20th and 682d ASOS, and 18th Weather Squadron Detachment 1 during Warfighters Exercise 18-1, to observe Airmen fully engaged in roles they would fill for the Army while downrange. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson) ACC commander witnesses integrated readiness
The commander of Air Combat Command visited Airmen belonging to the 18th Air Support Operations Group, during Warfighters Exercise 18-1, Oct. 9, 2017, at Fort Drum.Gen. Mike Holmes observed the WFX, which is designed to test a commander’s ability to direct their forces and successfully defeat the enemy. WFX 18-1 tested the 10th Mountain Division
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Airman 1st Class Isaiah Randall, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance apprentice, poses for a photo, Oct. 2, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Among four months of turmoil, Randall came to understand the true concept of resiliency, leaning on the support from his family, both by blood and by service, and God to guide him through. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Airman counters life's jabs
God. Family. Boxing. That’s all that matters. But life’s unpredictable ups and downs often test people in ways that shake the foundations that give them peace. His father was shot, his aunt died and his grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. The rage, devastation and sorrow caused by family turmoil left him reeling. He looked for inner peace in his longtime passion, boxing, but a torn ligament left him staggering. With nowhere to turn, Airman 1st Class Isaiah Randall came to understand the true concept of resiliency, leaning on the support from his family, both by blood and by service, and God to guide him through.
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1st Lt. Kaitlin Toner, 23d Wing Public Affairs officer, speaks during a Violence Prevention Awareness event, Oct. 4, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody leadership proclaimed October as Violence Prevention Awareness Month in order to recognize and educate Airmen and families about suicide prevention, drug abuse, stalking awareness and domestic violence prevention. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Moody hosts first-ever Violence Prevention Awareness Event
The 23d Wing hosted Moody’s first Violence Prevention Awareness Event recognizing suicide prevention, drug abuse, stalking awareness and domestic violence prevention, Oct. 4, 2017, here. During the event, Col. Jennifer Short, 23d Wing commander, and Col. Jeffery Valenzia, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing commander, signed a proclamation declaring October as Violence Prevention Awareness Month.
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