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Installation Overview --Moody Air Force Base, Georgia

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Installation Overview --Moody Air Force Base, Georgia

Aerial view of Moody AFB

Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force
Moody Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation located in Lowndes County and Lanier County, about 9 miles northeast of Valdosta, Georgia.

Moody Air Force Base is home to the 23rd Wing, the only Combat Search and Rescue Wing in the Air Force. The wing executes worldwide close air support, force protection, and combat search and rescue operations (CSAR) in support of humanitarian interests, United States national security and the global war on terrorism (GWOT).

Originally named Valdosta Airfield when it opened on 15 September 1941, the airfield was renamed Moody Army Airfield on 6 December 1941 in honor 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.

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