At a time when the Pentagon considers budget cuts that could impact Moody Air Force Base, the Air Force Chief of Staff visited Moody and talked about the importance of the base.
General Mark Welsh met with members of the Georgia Leadership Committee, business professionals who tour the state to learn about important parts of Georgia's economy.
General Welsh explained how vital Moody is to the Valdosta area and highlighted why the Air Force is such an important part of the military.
"Since 1953, in the Korean War, seven million American men and women have been deployed all over the world," explained Welsh. "Tens of thousands have died there. Not one has died as a result of an enemy aircraft dropping a bomb on them."
The leadership committee also toured South Georgia Pecan Company today.