Moody Air Force Base
Bemiss Rd, Moody AFB, GA 31699
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.
The closest airport is Valdosta Regional Airport, which is located 17.9 miles from base.
Directions from Valdosta Regional Airport:
Take Clarence S Parker Dr to Airport Rd
Take GA-31 N/Inner Perimeter Rd to Stallings Rd
Turn left onto Stallings Rd
Turn right onto Knight Academy Rd
Drive to N Perimeter Rd
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.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
A child must be five years old on or before September 1 to enter a public Kindergarten. The child must be six years old on or before September 1 to enter first grade. School systems must verify age before enrollment.
A child who was a legal resident of one or more states for a period of two years immediately prior to moving to Georgia and who was legally enrolled in either a public Kindergarten or first grade, or a private Kindergarten or first grade accredited by a state or regional association, would be eligible to enroll in Georgia schools, provided that the Kindergartner is five years old by December 31 or the first grader is six by that date.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Georgia Department of Health 1-800-436-7442
Helps people live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
Georgia Department of Children and Families 1-800-436-7442
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Atlanta Humane Society 404-875-5331
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Georgia Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 404-656-6996
Base Operator (229) 257-4211
Civilian Personnel Office (229) 257-3516
Dental Headquarters (229) 257-3196
EFMP Family Support (229) 257-4789
Family Advocacy Program (229) 257-4805
Family Child Care (229) 257-3907
Housing Services Office (229) 257-4417
ID/CAC Card Processing (229) 257-4660
Information and Referral (229) 257-3120
Legal Services and JAG (229) 257-3414
Medical Appointments (229) 257-2778
NAF Human Resources Officer (229) 257-3466
Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255
Privatized Family Housing on Moody AFB includes units for officers and enlisted personnel of all ranks. The Magnolia Grove and Quiet Pines neighborhoods offer new, renovated, and traditional homes. You can see pictures, floor plans, and get additional information from Moody Family Housing website or call them at 229-333-0539.
The Moody Housing Office can be contacted at 229-257-4417.
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At Moody Air Force Base, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short and cold; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 92°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 96°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Moody Air Force Base for warm-weather activities are from early April to late May and from late September to early November.
Compared to other cities in Georgia and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Moody AFB, GA is 98, which is 5% higher than the Georgia average and 2% lower than that for the entire country.
Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Moody AFB, GA are 2% higher than the average for Georgia and 4% lower than the rest of the country.
You have an open invitation to visit Berrien County whether to shop, dine, or to soak up southern hospitality. The community is rich with history. Berrien County is Georgia’s 116th county. The county was named for John Macpherson Berrien, a Savannah lawyer who served as a judge, including the Supreme Court of Georgia, a state senator, a United States Senator, and the United States Attorney General under President Andrew Jackson. Berrien County has one of the state’s oldest post roads, the Coffee Road. It was opened in 1823 to channel settlers’ crops to Florida.
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