The 23rd Wing organizes, trains and employs combat-ready A-10, HC-130, HH-60, pararescuemen and force protection assets and personnel consisting of approximately 5,500 military and civilian personnel including geographically separated units in Nevada, Florida, Arizona and North Carolina. The wing executes worldwide close air support, force protection, and combat search and rescue operations in support of humanitarian interests, United States national security and the global war on terrorism.
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The largest workplace charity, the Combined Federal Campaign is scheduled to kick off here Oct. 1 with the goal of raising $120,000 before its conclusion Dec. 1.
Last year, Moody Airmen raised $109,890 for the Southwest Georgia CFC, adding to the more than $7 billion the program has raised since its creation in 1964.
"The CFC is a federal donation program for federal employees that compiles certain charities," said U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Keith Terry, Moody CFC project officer. "The biggest thing is that it's a controlled environment, so there is no pressure from the workcenter itself to contribute. We do make sure that we make 100 percent contact, so everyone in an organization has an opportunity to donate." more...
The 23d Civil Engineer Squadron is scheduled to host various fire prevention activities during National Fire Prevention Week here Oct. 6 to 12.
Fire Prevention Week has been a U.S. tradition since 1922 in memory of the Great Chicago Fire of Oct. 8, 1871, which resulted in the deaths of more than 250 people.
"The best way to prevent fires is having general awareness around you," said Air Force Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Burns, 23d CES fire inspector. "The little things like leaving the stove unattended can lead to a serious fire. more...
The 823d Base Defense Squadron held a memorial service to commemorate the life of a fallen Airman at the base auditorium here, Sept. 16.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Todd "TJ" Lobraico Jr., native of New Fairfield, Conn., died Sept. 5, from wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Lobraico, 22, was assigned to the 105th Security Forces Squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y.
The 105th SFS augments the 820th Base Defense Group by sending Airmen to train and deploy with them on a regular basis. more...
Airmen kicked in doors and cleared buildings, all while making potentially life-saving decisions during tryouts for the base Special Reaction Team held here, Sept. 6.
The team's responsibilities include intervening in hostage situations, providing security for distinguished visitors, and high-risk arrests.
Less than half of the seven Airmen who tried out made the cut after being tested mentally and physically throughout the 12-hour selection process.
"It's not for everybody, so that's why we do the selection process," said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Dale Brown, 23d SFS NCO in charge of training. "We want to make sure we put our best foot forward." more...
The Moody Exchange is paying dividends in more ways than one as Airmen and their families exercising their benefit by dining and shopping at Exchange facilities last year generated dividends of $438,951.
These funds are critical to the Air Force's ability to enhance local programs and facilities including the Art & Craft Center, Quite Pines Golf Course, Outdoor Recreation, Equipment Rental, Bowling Center and other 78 force support squadron facilities located at Moody AFB.