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  • Be memorable, inspire future generations

    Staff Sgts. Stan Mason, Charlie Jefferson, Doc Lawrence, and Master Sgt. Kenneth G. Webb. None of you know these individuals, but their legacy and efforts as supervisors are evident.These NCOs were my very first influences in the Air Force and the reason I am wearing these chevrons today.Front-line supervisors have the greatest impact on the Air
  • It takes a village to deploy a warfighter

    U.S. Air Force Airmen prepare to deploy across the globe in support of national objectives every day. To make this possible, installation deployment readiness cells and the unit deployment managers prepare and process members for deployment to unified combatant commands.
  • Continuous Process Improvement bears fruit

    The investment in Airmen’s ideas through a Continuous Process Improvement event this past January has Moody’s propulsion team displaying measurable improvements in the timeliness and effectiveness of supporting the A-10C Thunderbolt II’s increased flying mission. Over the last seven months, The 23d Component Maintenance Squadron has gradually implemented the ideas from approximately 20 civilians and Airmen from almost every enlisted rank to better maintain the TF-34 engine used in A-10s. The results speak for themselves. “We have seen our Airmen at all levels react positively to the initiative,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Irwin, 23d CMS former commander during the CPI event. “The men and women at the Propulsion flight have completely embraced the idea of continuous improvement and they want to be the best! You can feel that excitement every time you visit their facility.”
  • Airmen test readiness with Weasel Victory 17-08

    Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing participated in Phase I operational readiness exercise Weasel Victory 17-08, Aug. 2 to 4.
  • 41st maintainers reach perfection

    When most Airmen on the flightline see aircraft tail number A6773 flying through the sky, they see a typical HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter. Now because of the hard work from the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit, they see a distinct mythical unicorn that hasn’t been seen in 10 years. These Airmen dedicated hundreds of hours of hard work to achieve not one, but three “black letter initials,” a marking of approval on an inspection checklist certifying that the aircraft is not only mission-ready, but it is operationally perfect: zero discrepancies, zero write-ups and zero inspection violations.
  • 820th Base Defense Group takes second at Leapfest

    Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group traveled to Rhode Island to compete in the largest international static line jump training and competition in the world. The 820th BDG represented the only U.S. sister-service team and placed second of the 70 teams at the 34th Annual Leapfest, hosted by The Rhode Island National Guard hosted “Winning second place feels great,” said Staff Sgt. Mark Melchiori, 822d Base Defense Squadron fireteam leader and Rhode Island native. “It’s not everyday you get to do something like this. We’re always training, but it’s cool to get to have some fun with it.”
  • Royal Air Force JTACs integrate with US counterparts

    Members of the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force recently spent time immersing with the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The NATO allies visiting were Joint Terminal Attack Controllers tasked with building stronger ties with the 93d AGOW in hopes of future integration opportunities.
  • CATM prepares Airmen for safe deployment

    Airmen learned to shoot safely to qualify for deployment at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance range at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 25. Airmen getting ready to deploy have to go through CATM four months prior to deploying.
  • 823d Base Defense Squadron ‘drops’ into MRX prep

    Airmen from the 823d Base Defense Squadron conducted static line jumps from an HC-130J Combat King II in preparation for an upcoming mission readiness exercise, July 21, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. The Airmen who jumped are part of an airborne advanced team, with the mission to clear a path for follow-on forces to arrive on scene to defend assets anywhere in the world. “We belong to a global response force, or GRF tasking,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. David Brown, 823d BDS operations superintendent. “We’re a toolkit to war planners at the Pentagon to quickly react within 96 hours to any threat to U.S. and Air Force resources around the globe. To prep for that, one of our delivery methods could be to airborne insert.”
  • Tuskegee Airman trail blazes through history

    In the early 20th century the military was a different experience for some. Among those members was U.S. Air Force retired Chief Master Sgt. James Cotten, a Tuskegee Airman, who was drafted at the age of 18 in 1945. Cotten, an air operations specialist, was stationed at Lockbourne Army Air Field, the U.S. military went through a lot of changes. In 1947 the U.S. Air Force became its own military branch and in 1948 the U.S. military became desegregated; after which Cotton became the first African-American to be assigned to Langley Air Force Base.
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