Moody Replacing Historic Piece of Flightline

One of the oldest sections of the flightline at Moody AFB, Ga., is being replaced. This section, currently the parking area for the base’s HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, was laid in 1942, the year that Moody first hosted pilot training. “It’s almost sad that we are taking up this piece of history since it has been here for nearly 70 years,” said Lee Walters, deputy airfield manager with Moody’s 23rd Operations Support Squadron. He added, “We’ve alternately served as a training wing and a fighter wing and there are pilots who trained here, but never returned from combat.” A 27-person team from the 823rd RED HORSE Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., is performing this work. The new section is expected to be completed this fall. (Moody report by A1C Brigitte N. Brantley-Sisk)