Moody Air Force Base
DSN (312) 460-4211
Moody AFB is located in south Georgia, just 30 miles north of the Florida border. The base lies 10 miles northeast of the city of Valdosta on Georgia highway 125, also known as Bemiss Road. The community widely supports and respects the men and women from the 23 Wing.
The base had its beginning in 1940, when a group of concerned Valdosta and Lowndes County citizens began searching for a way to assist the expanding defense program. Careful investigation showed that the development of an air corp training base would be the best way to help the program. On May 14, 1941, the War Department was granted exclusive use of 9,300 acres of land by the Agriculture Department. 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. For more history visit the Moody Air Force Base homepage.
The Major Command at Moody is the Air Combat Command (ACC). The 23rd Wing is the home of the world famous “Flying Tigers”, Combat Search and Rescue, and Security Forces warriors. The 23rd Wing consists of “first in” combat search and rescue, close air support, forward air control, interdiction and force protection Airmen who conduct worldwide operations in support of US national security interests and the Global War on Terror. Additionally, under the wing’s command is the 563rd Rescue Group at Davis-Monthan AFB with an operating location at Nellis AFB.