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U.S. Air Force

Moody AFB, GA

Moody AFB, GA 31699  |  Base Operator: DSN: 460-3893, (229) 257-3893

Moody AFB: Overview

The 23rd Wing (Flying Tigers) of the Air Combat Command is housed at Moody Air Force Base with the mission of performing air support throughout the world, providing force protection and combat search and rescue operations (CSAR) to maintain humanitarian interests, promoting national security for the United States and the war on terrorism (GWOT) and to organize, train and employ combat-ready A-10, HC-130P/N Combat King and JJ-60 Pave Hawk.

Moody Air Force Base began operations in September of 1941 and shortly thereafter was given its name in honor of Major George Putnam Moody, who was an Air Force pioneer and was killed in a crash while testing a Beechcraft AT-10 Wichita in May of 1941.

Moody AFB: Education

It is time to take advantage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance (TA) Program by earning a degree while stationed at Moody AFB. After clicking on the "Find A School" button below, you will have access to many colleges and universities that will provide you with an excellent education, preparing you for the challenges you will continue to face while serving our country or after you separate and enter the civilian workforce.

Moody AFB: Location

This installation is located in South Georgia approximately nine miles northeast of Valdosta, Georgia in Lowndes and Lanier Counties and about thirty miles north of Florida.  Other communities in the area include:  Moultrie, GA, Thomasville, GA, Tifton, GA, Douglas, GA, Cairo, GA, Lake City, FL, Waycross, GA, Tallahassee, FL, Albany, GA, Bainbridge, GA, Cordele, GA, Kingsland, GA, Dawson, GA, Jesup, GA, Gainesville, FL and each of these cities are approximately ninety-nine miles from Valdosta.

Moody AFB: Interesting Facts

  • From November of 1968 to November of 1969, United States President George W. Bush had his Air Force pilot training at Moody Air Force Base.
  • The lives of the African-American airmen personnel of Moody Air Force Base were made famous in the comedy musical monologue "Callin' Moody Field" by a rhythm and blues hit in the 1950s performed by a white performer, Miss Peaches (Elsie Griner Junior).
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