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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.
0 11/22
2017
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.
0 11/22
2017
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.
0 11/16
2017
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.
0 11/02
2017
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.
0 10/16
2017
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
0 10/12
2017
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.
0 10/12
2017
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.
0 10/10
2017
Capt. Abby Wilkins, an Alpha Warrior competitor and qualifier for the regional competition, navigates the final obstacle during a qualifying run through an Alpha Warrior battle rig, Sept. 27, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The Alpha Warrior program was adopted by the Air Force in support of the Comprehensive Airmen Fitness pillars: mental, social, physical and spiritual. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Moody holds Alpha Warrior prelims
Airmen are battling for the title of ‘Alpha Warrior’ Sept. 27 to Oct. 6, at Moody Air Force Base. The Alpha Warrior program was adopted by the Air Force in support of the Comprehensive Airmen Fitness pillars: mental, social, physical and spiritual. The program consists of varying obstacle courses resembling those seen in NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.
0 9/29
2017
Master Sgt. Terri Adams, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management section chief, left, talks to the Uyeno family at a local pet store, Sept. 23, 2017, in Valdosta, Ga. Members of the 23d CES hosted the event as part of National Preparedness Month to educate pet owners on disaster precautions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) 23d CES speaks up for pets, helps prepare owners
Members of the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron, along with the American Red Cross, held a National Preparedness Month event, Sept. 23, here. The event revolved around the 23d CES handing out free items to spread awareness about how pet owners can better prepare if a disaster hits.
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