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Moody AFB: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)
Moody AFB: In-Depth Welcome CenterMoody AFB: In-Depth Welcome Center

Moody AFB: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to your new home connected to the 23rd Wing (the Flying Tigers) and 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing at Moody Air Force Base! Moody AFB is located in southern Georgia, just 30 miles north of the Florida border. It’s a great place to live and work.

The base employs nearly 4,500 Airmen and joint service members, about 500 civilian personnel and their families.

The military installation traces its roots back to 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 where Moody AFB sits today. The installation was named in memory of Maj. George Putnam Moody, an Air Force pioneer killed in May 1941, while serving with the Beech Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas.

Continue reading for an in-depth guide to help aid you in your transition to living and working on Moody Air Force Base.

1. Where Is Moody Air Force Base?
2. Google Map View
3. Getting There – Directions to the Base
4. Entering Moody Air Force Base and Amenities

5. Where Should I Live Near Moody Air Force Base?
6. What Schools Are Near Moody Air Force Base?
7. What’s the Weather Like in Moody Air Force Base?
8. Things To Do Near Moody Air Force Base

Moody AFB Location

Moody Air Force Base Welcome/Visitors Center
9320 Davidson Road
Bldg. 16
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-4443

Moody AFB Map

Moody Air Force Base Directions

Public Transportation

The nearest Amtrak stop to Moody Air Force Base is in Valdosta, roughly 15 miles away. This stop will connect you to areas around the South and East Coast. Alternatively, you could take a Greyhound bus from Valdosta and connect to Atlanta, Houston, Savannah, Tampa and most other major cities in the South and along the East Coast.

Flights to Moody Air Force Base, DE

The closest major airport to Moody Air Force Base is Valdosta Regional Airport. It’s about 15 miles from the front gates of Moody Air Force Base. The airport connects you to the hub of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport where you can find daily direct or connecting flights.

Driving Directions to Moody Air Force Base, Georgia

  1. If you drive from the airport, follow the signs for state Route 125 North
  2. Turn left onto Madison Highway.
  3. Take slight right onto 125 N.
  4. Follow the signs for Moody AFB.

Moody AFB Transportation Office

Moody Air Force Base Household Goods and Outbound Transportation Office
23 Flying Tiger Way
Bldg. 182
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-4905

Moody Air Force Base Household Goods and Outbound Transportation Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0800 to 1600

Entering Moody AFB and Base Amenities

Entering Moody AFB and Base Amenities

If you don’t yet have a DOD-issued identification, you will be subject to a background check at the Visitor Control Center before you’re allowed to enter Moody Air Force Base. Click here to learn more about where to go.

Check-In Procedures for Incoming Personnel

Upon arrival, notify your sponsor immediately and/or report to the Military Personnel Section with your PCS orders. The MPS will collect your records and schedule you to attend the next available in-processing briefing. If you arrive after duty hours, contact your unit sponsor, and proceed to the Moody Inn to sign in. In-processing and newcomer orientation (Right Start) is held every other Tuesday at 0730 in the Moody Field Club. For active-duty personnel, you will also be required to attend a mandatory Medical Right Start. Spouses are highly encouraged to also attend. Medical Right Start is a very comprehensive medical in-processing.

Moody Air Force Base Military Personnel Section
23 Flying Tiger Way
Bldg. 105
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-4660

Moody Air Force Base Military Personnel Section Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 0900 to 1500
  • Tuesday: 0700 to 1500

Moody Inn
3299 Mitchell Blvd.
Bldg. 247
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-3893

Moody Inn Hours

  • Open 24/7

Moody AFB Visitor Center

Moody Air Force Base Welcome/Visitors Center
9320 Davidson Road
Bldg. 16
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-4443

Moody Air Force Base Welcome Center Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0630 to 1730

Note: Vehicle Search Area is open 24/7

Moody AFB DEERS Office

The Moody Air Force Base DEERS Office is an appointment-based system. Update DEERS due to marriage, divorce, birthday, or death. You can also renew or get issued your CAC/ID cards. To schedule an appointment, click here.

Moody Air Force Base DEERS Office
23 Flying Tiger Way
Bldg. 105
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-4660

Moody Air Force Base DEERS Office Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 0900 to 1500
  • Tuesday: 0700 to 1500

Moody AFB Gate Hours

There are four gates that provide access to Moody Air Force Base.

  • Main Gate – Open 24/7.
  • North Gate – Open Monday through Friday – 0600 to 2000.
  • South Gate – Open for outbound traffic only, Monday through Friday – 1600 to 1800.
  • Quite Pines Gate – Open 24/7.

Moody AFB Commissary

Moody AFB Commissary

The Moody Air Force Base Commissary lets you save your hard-earned dollars when shopping for groceries at the commissary. In-store amenities and specialties include an ATM, a bakery, a deli, great produce, special orders of produce, meats or sushi, NFC mobile payments and more.

Moody Air Force Base Commissary
4333 George St.
Bldg. 902
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-3338

Moody Air Force Base Commissary Hours

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday – 0930 to 1800
  • Thursday and Friday – 0930 to 1900
  • Sunday – 1000 to 1800

Moody AFB BX

The Moody Air Force Base Exchange is right next to the commissary. The exchange offers an assortment of health and beauty care, small appliances, electronics, toys and more. There is also a food court, dry cleaner, eye doctor and gas pumps.

Moody Air Force Base Exchange
4333 George St.
Bldg. 904
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-3432

Moody Air Force Base Exchange Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0900 to 1800
  • Saturday – 0900 to 1800

Moody AFB Barber Shops

Moody AFB Barber Shops

There is one barber shop on base. It is open from 0900 to 1800 Monday through Saturday. Call for more information.

Main Exchange Barber Shop – Bldg. 904
Phone: 1 (229) 241-1191

Moody AFB Post Office

The official mail center is located near the Welcome Center. It is open from 0800 to 1600 Monday through Friday, closed for lunch from 1230 to 1315. It is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays.

Moody Air Force Base Post Office
9302 Davidson Road
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-4111

Moody Air Force Base Post Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0800 to 1600

Moody AFB Finance Office

Moody AFB Finance Office

The Moody Air Force Base Finance Office has resources available to help you understand and manage your finances, including one-on-one counseling to assist your family with financial readiness, from basic planning to long-term investing.

Moody Air Force Base Finance Office
23 Flying Tiger Way
Bldg. 105
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-5233

Moody Air Force Base Finance Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday: 0800 to 1600

The Moody AFB Legal Assistance Office provides legal advice and assistance to eligible clients, including active duty, retired, and dependents with a military ID card. Servicemembers and their families and military retirees can receive personal legal assistance on civil matters, including questions about wills, domestic matters and consumer issues. The office also processes claims for damage to, or loss of, household goods and other personal property during permanent change of station or temporary duty shipments and vandalism occurring on base. Call to make an appointment.

Moody Air Force Base Legal Office
23 Flying Tiger Way
Bldg. 105
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-3414

Moody Air Force Base Legal Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday: 0730 to 1630

To make an appointment with the Legal Assistance Office, call 1 (229) 257-3414.

Moody AFB Library

The Moody Air Force Base Information Learning Center is a great place to study, enjoy an exciting new novel or brush up on your military history. There are workstations and gathering spots to take advantage of.

Moody Air Force Base Library
3010 Robinson Road
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-3539

Hotels Near Moody AFB

Hotels Near Moody AFB

Moody Inn, an Air Force Inn, on base offers temporary lodging for visitors and military personnel who are in-processing or leaving for a new duty station. The hotel offers travelers amenities such as a rec center, shuttle service, laundry facilities and pet-friendly rooms.

Moody Inn
3299 Mitchell Blvd.
Bldg. 247
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-3893

Moody Inn Office Hours

  • Open 24/7

Where Should I Live Near Moody Air Force Base?

Where Should I Live Near Moody Air Force Base?

If you’re considering living on base, check out the available on-base housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base.

Cities Near Moody Air Force Base

There is one main city near Moody AFB. Most people stationed at Moody AFB choose to live in Valdosta as it offers big-city conveniences and a short commute to work.

Best Places To Live Near Moody Air Force Base

Valdosta, GA

The principal city of the Valdosta Metropolitan Statistical Area and county seat of Lowndes County, Valdosta counts more than 56,000 residents within its 36 square miles. It is roughly 14 miles from Moody AFB’s Main Gate. The city was incorporated in 1860 by the state legislature. Previously, the county seat was at nearby Troupville. The city was once the center of the long-staple cotton growing in the U.S. Today, Valdosta is known as one of the Best Small Places for Business and Careers, recognized by Forbes, with Moody AFB greatly influencing its growth. The city has a lot to offer its residents with a theme park, major university, museums, annual events and tons of open space where you can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, camping, paddling and more!

Look for homes and apartments for rent or sale on AHRN.com.

Hot Tip: Look for Moody AFB homes and apartments for rent or sale, and find BAH, PCS, TLA & ETS military housing information at AHRN.com.

Moody AFB Schools

Moody AFB Schools

Georgia has some really great public and private schools. Many of them have been recognized for academic performance and equity.

If you’re living on base, your children will attend schools in the Lowndes County Schools. There are seven elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school for Lowndes County students to choose from, all off base. Wherever they attend, rest assured that they’ll have access to the finest education possible. And if your child requires extra help, there are a number of programs available. Moody AFB’s School Support Services provide school-aged children resources and information to help achieve academic success. The on-base school liaison officer is also available to help make the tough transition to a new school easier.

Check out our full guide to Moody AFB schools for a more detailed rundown.

Moody AFB Weather

Moody AFB Weather

You’ll enjoy hot and humid summers, cold winters and all four seasons at Moody Air Force Base. The summers are hot, muggy, and humid. They typically last a long time as opposed to the relatively short winters in comparison, which are typically fairly mild and wet. Over the course of a year, the temperature ranges usually stay within 40 degrees to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, rarely going outside of this range. 

Moody AFB Things to Do

Moody AFB Things To Do

There are tons of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with fishing, boating, paddleboarding and more at nearby waterways or dive into the local history scene. There are also places that are unique to Georgia, like the largest aquarium in the Western hemisphere, a museum dedicated to American infantry at nearby Fort Benning and the Appalachian Trail. Fantastic restaurants, live music, and special events can be found just a short drive from base. Not to mention the recreation and entertainment options available on base thanks to Moody Air Force Base Force Support Squadron

For more information on what is happening around the base check out our things to do and restaurant articles

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Hot Tip: Connect with military-trusted businesses and deals exclusively for Moody AFB at MyBaseGuide

Conclusion

Moody Air Force Base has more to offer than meets the eye. The area is bustling with things to do and you’re a short drive from the Atlantic Coast and Florida border. While stationed at Moody Air Force Base you’ll have the opportunity to train at premier Air Force Base while the central location provides the chance to experience everything the Peach State has to offer. Uprooting your family and moving to a new location has its challenges but you’ll be glad to be here.  

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