Valdosta Daily Times

October 21, 2012

A legacy of liberty


The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — Every other year, members of the community get the opportunity to go behind the gates at Moody Air Force Base to see what the men and women stationed here do every day.

This year, that chance has come again. This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28, the gates will open at 9 a.m. to allow the public onto the military base. And once again, the community will be fortunate enough to see the Thunderbirds, the incredible team of pilots who train incessantly year-round to fly intricate patterns and precision routines.

Aircraft on static display, numerous food and souvenir vendors, and a long list of aerial and ground demonstrations are on the schedule for both days.

Legacy of Liberty 2012 is the theme for the open house this year, in celebration of both the military’s mission and the 65th birthday of the Air Force.

Moody is an integral part of the community and economically benefits the Valdosta region tremendously.

The airmen stationed here are called upon to provide support to missions all around the world, and they work every day to ensure that the country is protected from various threats. They are proud to show the community what they do every day to prepare for the real world situations they face when deployed.

The gates open at 9 a.m. and the aerial show begins at 11 a.m. both days. It’s a great way to spend the day with your family and a terrific way to show Moody just how much Valdosta supports and appreciates them.