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  • Team Moody conducts active shooter exercise

    Moody held its annual active shooter exercise to prepare Airmen and civilians throughout the base for a potential armed threat. Team Moody first responder worked in coordination with Lowndes County Sheriffs special response team to conduct a realistic exercise to test the installation on lockdown and reaction procedures during an active shooter incident.
  • Commentary - Welcoming Afghan evacuees: What it means to me

    August 2020 will be forever etched into the minds of military individuals who have deployed to Afghanistan over the last 20 years in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. With the close of operations in Afghanistan on August 30, 2021, several people have asked me, “What do you think about Afghan evacuees coming to America?” “Give me your tired, your poor. Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
  • Keeping Moody safe one critter at a time

    To prevent mishaps on the airfield and possible damage to aircraft caused by birds and other animals, Lauren Smith and her dog, Teal, monitor and control the wildlife and habitats in and around Moody Air Force Base’s airfield. As a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program, her goal is to keep Airmen and other assets safe by identifying and reducing wildlife threats to aviation safety.
  • Moody hosts Airman professional enhancement seminar

    Twenty-two Airmen from various career fields across the base attended a professional enhancement seminar at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, June 29 to July 1, 2021. Facilitators from various units visited the seminar to discuss Enlisted Force Structure, effective communication, bullet gathering and more.
  • Mental health: Pushing past the stigma

    The wellness of service members is a priority across the Department of the Air Force, yet mental health has remained one of the most challenging components. Each service has struggled with an increasing number of suicides since the mid-2000’s. In 2018, there were 103 suicides among Air Force personnel. Despite efforts to improve the situation, such as the Air-Force-wide stand down, that number increased to 137 in 2019. The root of this issue could be the misconceptions about seeking help and outcomes to careers.
  • Air Force’s last serving POW retires

    “I thought to myself ‘this is it - I’m a dead man.’” As Lt. Col. Rob Sweet, the last serving Air Force prisoner of war, approached retirement on June 6, he recalled the moment during Operation Desert Storm when his A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft was shot down by enemy forces southwest of Basra, Iraq.
  • Moody inspires culture change with facilitator training

    More than 200 Team Moody Airmen received sexual-assault-response and suicide-prevention facilitator training May 17-21, 2021, in an ongoing effort to increase the safety of Airmen throughout the base.
  • Combatting issues through combined awareness

    Several helping agencies and organizations held Moody’s first combined awareness day at the George W. Bush Air Park on April 26, 2021. The event hosted informational booths with topics such as sexual assault, alcohol abuse and child abuse to arm Airmen with the knowledge to tackle ongoing issues in the Air Force.
  • 190th FS wins Hawgsmoke Overall

    The 190th Fighter Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard, outperformed 12 units to win the Top Overall Team Award during the Hawgsmoke 2021 competition April 16. The 3-day event consisted of various competitions that tested maintenance, weapons load crews and pilots on their execution of skill in a fast-paced environment.
  • Moody hosts Hawgsmoke’s first weapons load competition

    The 23d Wing hosted Hawgsmoke’s first weapons load competition April 16, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The biennial competition consists of various categories to include bombing and marshalling, but it has never included a weapons load competition in the official scoring until 2021.
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