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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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