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  • Aim High: Moody Airman's unconventional path to pilot wings

    Enlisting in the Air Force in February of 2004 with the goal of eventually becoming a pilot, Capt. Robert Poe had to excel in multiple career fields spanning more than 10 years, before being selected for pilot training. Now, Poe is the 74th Fighter Squadron (FS) chief of safety, an A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot with more than 4,500 total flying hours and is one of the few Airmen to have earned three different aviation badges.
  • MXG Airmen ensure clean, serviceable 'Hawgs'

    The A-10C Thunderbolt II has been flying Close Air Support missions for more than 40 years and Moody Air Force Base has the Air Force’s largest operational A-10 Fighter Group. Having fully serviced and functional aircraft at all times is critical to overall mission readiness. To guarantee Moody’s fleet of 49 A-10s are in peak warfighting condition, Airmen from the 23d Maintenance Group dedicate over 10 hours washing each A-10 to ensure the aircraft is free of any surface or structural deficiencies that could present a safety hazard during flight.
  • THUNDER: 74th EFS receives Gallant Unit Citation

    The Air Force awarded the Gallant Unit Citation (GUC) to the 74th Fighter Squadron (FS) during a ceremony, March 14, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, presented Airmen from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) with the GUC for the unit’s heroic efforts while deployed in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR). “The Gallant Unit Citation is the second highest honor that can be bestowed on an Air Force unit,” said Holmes. “How many … have lived up to that since we created it? You’re the fifth one – it’s quite an award and it’s something you can be really proud of as a team.”
  • 74th FS pilots receive DFC

    Two Airmen received the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) May 23 in recognition of their actions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Maj. Matthew “Chowder” Cichowski and Capt. William “Archer” Dana both, 74th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots, risked life and limb while deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to protect Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from a common enemy.
  • Warfighters return to loved ones

    During the seven-month deployment the 74th Fighter Squadron flew more than 1,700 sorties, employed weapons over 4,400 times, destroyed 2,300 targets and killed 2,800 insurgents.
  • Weapons Airmen enable joint training

    Weapons troops from the 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit enabled joint force training during Green Flag-West 17-03, Jan. 13-27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.GFW, an air-land combat integration exercise, provided these Airmen with a rare opportunity to put their home station training to use by allowing them to load live munitions
  • Moody Airmen depart for Green Flag-West

    Airmen and aircraft assigned to the 74th Fighter Squadron and the 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit departed Thursday for a two-week long exercise at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. Approximately 200 Airmen and 12 A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft will participate in Green Flag-West 17-03. The exercise is a realistic combat training exercise designed to provide combat training to joint and coalition warfighters in the art of air-land integration and the joint employment of airpower.