Moody Air Force Base
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.
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.
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.
Upon arrival at Moody AFB you will need to proceed to the MPS during duty hours to sign in. The MPS will collect your records and schedule you to attend the next available inprocessing briefing. The MPS is located in bldg. 105. If you arrive after 4:30 p.m. contact your unit sponsor, and proceed to the Moody Inn (Lodging Office), 3213 Mitchell Blvd., Bldg 201 (24-hour arrival point) to sign in. Pursuant to AFI 32-6001, military member will report to the base housing referral office servicing your new duty station before entering any rental, lease, or purchase agreement for off-base housing.
Inprocessing and Newcomer Orientation (Right Start) is held every other Tuesday at 7:15am in the Moody Field club. This is a mandatory appointment and spouses are encouraged to attend.
For Active Duty personnel, you will also be required to attend a mandatory Medical Right Start (MRS). Spouses are highly encouraged to also attend. Medical Right Start is a very comprehensive medical inprocessing.
The Child Development Center will have slots available once a month for those spouses interested in attending Right Start and MRS and who are in need of day care. The cost is $4.00/hour per child and the parent must have the appropriate CDC paperwork completed in advance. Free childcare is available through the Childcare for PCS Program, which pays 20 free hours of childcare per child using the Family Childcare Program. Childcare for PCS certificates can be picked up at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg 404, and must be used within 60 days of PCS arrival.
Moody AFB has a population of roughly 4,499 military, 476 civilian employees and 6,252 family members.