Flying Tiger on Watch at Moody

An F-16C went on permanent static display Jan. 4 at Moody AFB, Ga., in front of the Michael Maltz First-Term Airman and Professional Enhancement Center. This F-16C was once assigned to the 74th Fighter Squadron when the “Flying Tigers” unit was still based at Pope AFB, N.C., before a BRAC round relocated it and its parent organization, the 23rd Fighter Group, to Moody. “It’s extremely important to have [on display] aircraft like the F-16C, which has meant so much to the Air Force over the years,” said John Eunice III, deputy base civil engineer with the 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron. He added, “It reminds our young non-commissioned officers and airmen where we came from and where we’re going.” Members of Moody’s 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron spent many hours repairing and painting the aircraft to restore it to its original look. Helping to move the aircraft to its final resting spot were airmen of the 23rd CES and 23rd Security Forces Squadron. (Moody report by A1C Spencer Gallien) (For more, read this report from