Moody Air Force Base

Location

Moody Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation located in South Georgia, just 30 miles north of the Florida border. The base is about 10 miles northeast of Valdosta, Georgia. It is home to the 23d Wing and the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing.


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History

Moody AFB was opened on September 15, 1941 and was originally named Valdosta Airfield. The airfield was renamed Moody Army Airfield on December 6, 1941 in honor of Major George Putnam Moody, an early Air Force pioneer.

Moody Air Force Base was named in memory of Major George Putnam Moody, an Air Force pioneer killed in May 1941, while serving with the Beech Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas. At the time of his death, Major Moody was working on the inspection board for the AT-10 transitional trainers that were later sent to Moody AFB.

The base had its beginning in 1940, when a group of concerned Valdosta and Lowndes County citizens began searching for a way to assist the expanding defense program. Careful investigation showed that the development of an air corp training base would be the best way to help the program. On May 14, 1941, the War Department was granted exclusive use of 9,300 acres of land by the Agriculture Department.

From its beginning in 1941 until late 1975, Moody served as a pilot training base for thousands of Air Force pilots. In 1975, the base mission changed from one of pilot training to one of flying fighters, when the 347th Tactical Fighter Wing relocated here from Thailand. On 8 May 2001, Moody became the 347th Rescue Wing, and its mission changed to that of a search and rescue wing. Additionally, the 347th Rescue Wing supports the 479th AETC Flying Training and 820th Security Forces Groups. On October. 1, 2006, the Air Force redesignated the 347th RQW as the 347th Rescue Group and assigned it to the 23d Wing, which officially became the host unit at Moody on the same day. Along with the 23d Wing designation, the base accepted the responsibility of carrying on the historic Flying Tiger’s heritage.

Today, Air Combat Command professionals fly HC-130s and HH60 helicopters.

Mission

The 23rd Wing is the host unit at Moody. The wing’s mission is to organize, train and employ combat-ready A-10C, HC-130P, HH-60G, pararescuemen, force protection assets and support personnel. The wing executes worldwide close air support, force protection and rescue forces to include combat search and rescue and personnel recovery in support of humanitarian interests, United States national security and worldwide contingency operations. Moody also is home to six tenant units including the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing.

Population Served

Moody AFB has a population of roughly 4,499 military, 476 civilian employees and 6,252 family members.

Base Transportation

Moody AFB does not have a base shuttle, however, newcomers can call Moody AFB Vehicle Operations at 257-3461 to request a base taxi.

Sponsorship

If you don’t have a sponsor, call the command post at (229) 257-3501. They will contact your first sergeant or an Airman and Family Readiness Center representative.

Temporary Quarters

Moody Inn (Billeting Office)
3131 Cooney Street, Moody AFB, GA 31699
# 229-257-3893
DSN: 460-3893
http://af.dodlodging.net/propertys/Moody-AFB

Relocation Assistance

Mandatory in-processing and newcomer orientation —with spouses—occurs every other Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. in the Moody Field Club.

Critical Installation Information

Contact Information

ARMY AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE (AAFES) BASE EXCHANGE:
Street Address
4343 George St
Building 904
Moody AFB, GA 31699

Phone: (229) 257-3431

AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY:
Street Address
5091 Gardner Street
Building 400
Moody AFB, GA 31699

Phone: (229) 257-3333/4790
Fax: (229) 257-3114
DSN: 460-3333/4790

AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER:
Street Address
5091 Gardner Street
Building 400
Moody AFB, GA 31699

Phone: (229) 257-3333/4790
Fax: (229) 257-3114
DSN: 460-3333/4790
URL: visit the Web site 

SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER:
Phone: (229) 257-4380
FAX: (229) 257-3114
DSN: 460-4380
URL: http://www.moodyfss.com/content.asp?pid=13&id=474

AQUATICS PROGRAM:
INDOOR POOL
Currently closed for renovations.
Hours: Open Swim: Mon – Sat: 12:00 to 6:00 pm
Lap Swim: Mon-Fri: 5:30 to 8:00 am, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Sat: 12:00 to 6:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 to 6:00 pm

OUTDOOR POOL
Street Address
5093 Gardner Street
Moody AFB, GA 31699

Phone: (229) 257-3244
DSN: 460-3560
URL: visit the Web site 

AUTO SKILLS SHOP:
Street Address
4379 George St
Building 839
Moody AFB, GA 31699

Phone: (229) 257-3056
DSN: 460-3056
URL: http://moodyfss.com/content.asp?pid=13&id=420

MOODY LIBRARY:
Street Address
3010 Robinson Road
Building 328
Moody AFB, GA 31699

Phone: (229) 257-3539
Fax: (229) 257-4119
DSN: 460-3539
URL: http://moodyfss.com/content.asp?pid=13&id=478

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER:
Full-time day care can be reserved by filling out a DD Form 2606, Request for Child Care, which is available at the CDC. The program may have a waiting list for some age groups. If immediate services are not available, patrons can also complete a DD Form 2606.
Hours: Mon – Fri: 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

CDC II
Robinson Road
Building 210
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: (229) 257-9220
DSN: 460-9220
URL: visit the Web site 

CIVILIAN PERSONNEL:
Street Address
23 Flying Tiger Way
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Building 105

Phone: (229) 257-3516
DSN: 460-3516
URL: http://moodyfss.com/content.asp?pid=13&id=442

FREEDOM I FITNESS CENTER:
Street Address
4851 Burrell
Building 404
Moody AFB, GA 31699

Phone: (229) 257-1621
DSN: 460-1621
URL:http://moodyfss.com/content.asp?pid=13&id=482

GEORGIA PINES DINING FACILITY:
Street Address
7255 Robbins Rd
Building 571
Moody AFB, GA 31699

Phone: (229) 257-3651
DSN: 460-3651
URL:visit the Web site 

GOLF COURSE:
Street Address
15501 Prewittee Street.
Building 1806
Moody AFB, GA 31699

Phone: (229) 257-3297
Phone: (229) 257-5850 (Snack Bar)
DSN: 460-3297
DSN: 460-5850 (Snack Bar)
URL: visit the Web site 

GRASSY POND:
Street Address
5360 Grassy Pond Drive
Lake Park, GA 31636

Phone: (229) 559-5840
URL: visit the Web site 

MOODY FIELD CLUB:
Street Address
4251 George St
Building 901
Moody AFB, GA 31699

Phone: (229) 257-3792
DSN: 460-3792
URL: visit the Web site 

MOODY INN LODGING:
Street Address
3213 Mitchell Blvd
Building 201
Moody AFB, GA 31699

Phone: (229) 257-3893
Fax: (229) 460-4971
DSN: 460-3893
URL: visit the Web site 

MILITARY PERSONNEL SECTION:
Street Address
Parker Greene Building, Building 105
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Building 105

Phone: (229) 257-2791
DSN: 460-2791

IDENTIFICATION CARD ASSISTANCE:
Phone: (229) 257-4660
DSN: 460-4660

EQUIPMENT RENTAL:
treet Address
3550 Florida Rd
Building 907
Moody AFB, GA 31699

Phone: (229) 257-2989
Budget Truck Rental: (229) 247-2894
DSN: 460-2989
URL: visit the Web site 

ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTER:
Street Address
4379 George St
Building 840
Moody AFB, GA 31699

URL:visit the Web site 

WOOD SHOP
Phone: (229) 257-3945
DSN: 460-3945

FRAMING & ENGRAVING SHOP
Phone: (229) 257-4160/1414
DSN: 460-1414

AUTO SKILLS:
Phone: (229) 257-3056
DSN: 460-3056

YOUTH PROGRAMS:
1804 Prewitte Street
Building 1804
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: (229) 257-3067
DSN: 460-3067
URL: http://www.moodyfss.com/content.asp?pid=13&id=415

the SPOT: ENTERTAINMENT CENTRAL:
Street Address
6251 Davis Street
Building 583
Moody AFB, GA 31699

BOWLING CENTER:
Phone: (229) 257-1690
DSN: 460-1690
URL: http://moodyfss.com/content.asp?pid=13&id=1847

COMMUNITY CENTER:
Phone: (229) 257-9215
DSN: 460-9215
URL: http://moodyfss.com/content.asp?pid=13&id=1847

INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL:
Phone: (229) 257-3280 or Toll-Free 1-888-732-7302
DSN: 460-3280
URL: http://moodyfss.com/content.asp?pid=13&id=1847

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES:
Street Address
3530 Florida Rd
Building 907
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: (229) 257-1375
DSN: 460-1375
URL: http://moodyfss.com/content.asp?pid=13&id=424

NAF HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICE:
5091 Gardner St
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: (229) 257-3466 or 257-1677
DSN: 460-3466
URL: http://www.moodyfss.com/content.asp?pid=13&id=443