MOODY AFB, GA

Home of the 23d Flying Tiger's

OUR HISTORY

Moody Air Force Base, located 10 miles northeast of Valdosta, was founded as a result of concerned Valdosta and Lowndes County citizens seeking to assist the expanding defense program in the early stages of World War II. Research suggested developing an air corps training base, and in 1941 the War Department was granted exclusive use of more than 9,000 acres of land by the Agricultural Department. The base is named in memory of Maj. George Putnam Moody, an Air Force pioneer who was on the inspection board for the AT-10 transitional trainers that were eventually sent to the base.

the 23rd Wing

Home to the 23rd Wing, the mission of the more than 5,500 military personnel is to organize, train, and employ combat-ready pararescuemen, A-10C, HH-60, HC-130 and support forces to execute worldwide close air support, force protection and combat search and rescue operations, national security and the global war on terrorism. The base is also home to the Air Force’s new 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing.

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Community Support

The men and women of Moody have historically enjoyed respect and support from area citizens, perhaps evidenced most strongly by the intense lobbying to save the base when it appeared on a closure list. Not only was the base spared, but the base gained approximately 600 positions. Moody also employs nearly 700 civilians.

Personnel at Moody return the hospitality to the metropolitan Valdosta area. One of the community favorites is the haunted house during Halloween. Area high school and college students interested in a military career are also welcomed to “shadow” a Moody member in a particular career field for a day.

the great outdoors

Moody personnel enjoy access to nearby Grassy Pond, which has approximately 500 acres that is used for recreational activities such as boating, picnicking, camping, fishing, and hiking in a pristine wilderness setting.

More info at moody.af.mil and moodyfss.com.

KEY NUMBERS

23 Flying Tiger Way
Operator: 229-257-1110
moody.af.mil

5091 Gardner Street, Bldg 400
229-257-3333

229-257-3244

4343 George St.
229-257-3431

229-257-3056

229-257-3211

229-257-3501

4333 George Street Bodg. 902
229-257-3338

229-257-2989

229-257-1621

229-257-2033
moody.fss.com

5360 Grassy Pond Rd.
Lake Park, GA 31636
229-559-5840

229-257-3539

229-257-2778 / 1-800-889-3041

4251 George St. Bldg 901
229-257-3792

3213 Mitchell Blvd
229-257-3893

9302 Davidson Road
229-257-4111

229-257-3345

229-257-3297

Bowling Center
229-257-1690

Community Center
229-257-9215

Information, Tickets
& Travel
229-257-3280

Outdoor Adventures
229-257-1375

229-257-3209

229-257-3067

911 – EMERGENCY
(police, fire, and ambulance)

FIRE DEPT (NON-EMERGENCY)
229-257-3102

QUICK LINKS

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