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Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, speaks to two aircrew flight equipment (AFE) Airmen from the 41st Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base (AFB), Ga., July 30, 2019. During the visit, Hedden discussed the quality of life of Airmen living assigned to Moody AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, speaks to two aircrew flight equipment (AFE) Airmen from the 41st Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base (AFB), Ga., July 30, 2019. During the visit, Hedden discussed the quality of life of Airmen living assigned to Moody AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, uses an HH-60G Pave Hawk virtual reality simulator (VRS) at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 30, 2019. The VRS is used to bridge the gap between mission concepts and flying exercises for pilots in training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, uses an HH-60G Pave Hawk virtual reality simulator (VRS) at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 30, 2019. The VRS is used to bridge the gap between mission concepts and flying exercises for pilots in training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

LaShayla Dyer, 41st Rescue Squadron clinical social worker, discusses the responsibilities of the Preservation of the Force and Family (POTFF) initiative with Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 30, 2019. The POTFF initiative strives to maintain and improve the readiness of Airmen and their families for the long-term well-being of the force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

LaShayla Dyer, 41st Rescue Squadron clinical social worker, discusses the responsibilities of the Preservation of the Force and Family (POTFF) initiative with Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 30, 2019. The POTFF initiative strives to maintain and improve the readiness of Airmen and their families for the long-term well-being of the force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, right, coins Tech. Sgt. Alvaro Muneton, 41st Rescue Squadron special mission aviator instructor, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 30, 2019. Muneton was recognized for exceeding expectations while executing logistics plans for his unit’s predeployment training.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, right, coins Tech. Sgt. Alvaro Muneton, 41st Rescue Squadron special mission aviator instructor, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 30, 2019. Muneton was recognized for exceeding expectations while executing logistics plans for his unit’s predeployment training.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, holds an engine combustion liner at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 30, 2019. The 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit keeps HH-60G Pave Hawk’s operationally ready by performing inspections and repairs on various components of the helicopter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, holds an engine combustion liner at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 30, 2019. The 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit keeps HH-60G Pave Hawk’s operationally ready by performing inspections and repairs on various components of the helicopter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Fuentes, right, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) weapons load crew member, explains how to fire a GAU-18/A to Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 30, 2019. The 723d AMXS is responsible for generating, mobilizing, deploying and employing forces to provide combat and peacetime search and rescue operations in support of U.S. national security interests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Fuentes, right, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) weapons load crew member, explains how to fire a GAU-18/A to Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 30, 2019. The 723d AMXS is responsible for generating, mobilizing, deploying and employing forces to provide combat and peacetime search and rescue operations in support of U.S. national security interests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Fuentes, right, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) weapons load crew member, explains how to fire a GAU-18/A to Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 30, 2019. The 723d AMXS is responsible for generating, mobilizing, deploying and employing forces to provide combat and peacetime search and rescue operations in support of U.S. national security interests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Fuentes, right, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) weapons load crew member, explains how to fire a GAU-18/A to Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 30, 2019. The 723d AMXS is responsible for generating, mobilizing, deploying and employing forces to provide combat and peacetime search and rescue operations in support of U.S. national security interests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Fuentes, right, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) weapons load crew member, explains how to fire a GAU-18/A to Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 30, 2019. The 723d AMXS is responsible for generating, mobilizing, deploying and employing forces to provide combat and peacetime search and rescue operations in support of U.S. national security interests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Fuentes, right, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) weapons load crew member, explains how to fire a GAU-18/A to Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 30, 2019. The 723d AMXS is responsible for generating, mobilizing, deploying and employing forces to provide combat and peacetime search and rescue operations in support of U.S. national security interests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --

The Ninth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, visited with Airmen from the 41st Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base (AFB), Ga., July 30, 2019.

During the visit, Hedden toured the 41st Rescue Squadron, 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit and 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. 

During the visit, Hedden toured the HH-60G Pave Hawk virtual reality simulator (VRS), was briefed on responsibilities of the Preservation of the Force and Family (POTFF) initiative and discussed the quality of life of Airmen living assigned to Moody AFB.

The VRS is used to bridge the gap between mission concepts and flying exercises for pilots in training.

The POTFF initiative strives to maintain and improve the readiness of Airmen and their families for the long-term well-being of the force.