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Airman 1st Class Evan Valance, 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, carries gear and food to an M-11 refueling truck before conducting HH-60G Pave Hawk hot-pit refueling operations, Jan. 16, 2018 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen who work in the petroleum, oils and lubricants (POL) flight frequently use hot pit refueling, which is a more efficient tactic that allows aircrews a quick transition from the flight line back to their current objective. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) POL enables faster turnarounds, longer missions
“With hot-pit refuels we’re prepositioned and they taxi to us and with the engines still running,” said Tech. Sgt. Zachary Beggin, 23d LRS NCO in charge of fuels distribution. “They hookup, refuel and their back up in the air and it decreases ground time by 66 percent.” Less ground time means more time in the air and in the mission. This tactic equips aircrews with the ability to push the operations tempo and also minimize the demand for maintenance support.
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Airman 1st Class Calvin Love, left, 23d Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection technician, talks with Col. Jay Vietas, 23d Medical Group commander, on Christmas Day in the Georgia Pines Dining Facility, Dec. 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The Christmas meal was an opportunity for Airmen, retirees, dependents and leadership to enjoy a traditional Christmas meal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Team Moody brings holiday spirit to DFAC
Leadership from Moody Air Force Base came to the Georgia Pines Dining Facility to serve the annual Christmas meal, Dec. 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The meal was an opportunity for Airmen, retirees, dependents and leadership to enjoy a traditional Christmas meal.
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Airman 1st Class Heather Chambers, 23d Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology journeyman, plasma cuts a steel plate, Dec. 19, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Metals technology technicians strive for perfection when fabricating and repairing Team Moody’s aircraft and equipment to ensure they maintain their continual high ops tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Metals tech: perfection in precision
Precision is the name of the game for the metals technicians, who must abide by the welding and machinery measuring tolerance of three thousandths of an inch, which is approximately the width of a human hair. The 23d Maintenance Squadron’s (MXS) aircraft metals technology technicians strive for perfection when fabricating and repairing Team Moody’s aircraft and equipment to ensure they maintain their continual high ops tempo.
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A South Georgian youth overlooks the skies as he co-pilots a Piper Archer aircraft during the Eyes Above the Horizon diversity outreach program, July 22, 2017, in Valdosta, Ga. Moody Airmen, service members nationwide and collegiate representatives taught approximately 100 10-19-year-olds about aviation as they took the Valdosta skies to commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the historic Tuskegee Airmen. The program focuses on mentoring and familiarizing underrepresented minorities with basic flying fundamentals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash) Moody Airmen earn national community volunteer award
Three Moody Airmen were recognized during the 2017 National Public Benefit Flying Awards, Nov. 29, in Arlington, Va. Taking home the Distinguished Volunteer award, these Airmen hosted the largest Legacy Flight Academy’s “Eyes Above the Horizon” youth aviation diversity outreach event in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen. This past summer, they gave approximately 100 South Georgian youth a chance to fly and explore aviation and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics career opportunities.
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Spices rest on a rack in the Georgia Pines Dining Facility (DFAC), Dec. 12, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Through teamwork, adaption and striving for excellence, the Georgia Pines DFAC Airmen are able to ensure Team Moody is fed and ready to finish the fight. (U.S. Air Force Base photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) DFAC services: Bringing the heat, feeding the force
When it comes to winning a war, victory can fall on which “army’s” troops are fed. To feed an Air Force, the Dining Facility Airmen bring the heat to their battleground: the kitchen. Through teamwork, adaption and striving for excellence, the Georgia Pines DFAC Airmen are able to ensure Team Moody is fed and ready to finish the fight.
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II taxis toward a hot-pit refueling point, Dec. 8, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Team Moody uses this style of refueling to eliminate the need of extra maintenance and to extend pilot’s training time per flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) Hot-pit refueling enables high-ops training
The 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Petroleum, Oil, Lubricant section kept aircraft flying around the clock by conducting the more efficient hot-pit styled refuels, Dec. 4 -7, during the 23d Wing’s Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise, here. “Hot pits are almost like a gas station attendant,” said Master Sgt. James Holloway, 23d LRS fuel’s superintendent. “With a max surge like this, if we cold serviced, it would take a lot longer.
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Airman Tyler Carpenter, 823d Base Defense Squadron fireteam member, drinks from his canteen after finishing the last obstacle during an Army Air Assault readiness assessment, Dec. 7, 2017, at Camp Blanding, Fla. The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault School curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th Base Defense Group’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) Airmen prep for Army Air Assault School
The AAA readiness assessment is designed to prepare Airmen for the Army Air Assault school curriculum as well as its physical and mental stressors. During AAA, U.S. troops are taught an array of skills associated with rotary-winged aircraft. These skills widen the 820th Base Defense Group’s ability to swiftly deploy and defend.
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Master Sgt. Anthony Forrester, 23d Maintenance Operations Flight first sergeant, is one of five Moody Airmen that will share their lives most defining moments as part of the Air Force’s Storyteller’s program. In a series of candidly open interviews and an upcoming event Dec. 8, these individuals will express their trials and tribulations and how they transcend the uniform – not only to empower themselves, but for others in hopes to culturally reshape how people address some of the most pressing topics. (Courtesy photo) Air Force Storyteller’s: Moody warriors triumph challenges
Everyone has a story. But not everyone decides to tell theirs. Fortunately, five of Moody’s own chose to share their lives most defining moments as part of the Air Force’s Storyteller’s initiative. In a series of candidly open interviews, these individuals highlighted their trials and tribulations and how they transcend the uniform – not only to empower themselves, but for others in hopes to culturally reshape how we address some of the most pressing topics.
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U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Matt Paetzhold, 76th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II instructor pilot, performs preflight checks in an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Sept. 9, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. After graduating the Weapons Instructor Course, Paetzhold joined the Airmen who serve as tactical and operational advisors to military leaders at all levels. Due to the relationship between the 75th FS and 76th FS, Paetzhold is slated to deploy as the 75th FSs weapons officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) Pilot exemplifies Total Force Integration
As part of a Total Force Integration initiative, an Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman attended attended the Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) to deploy with his former active-duty squadron. Captivated by the close-air support and combat-search and rescue missions of the A-10C Thunderbolt II, U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Matt Paetzhold, 76th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II instructor pilot, joined the ranks of those responsible for effectively integrating multiple weapons systems across the land, air, space and cyber domains.
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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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