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New program helping encourage Moody Airmen to stay in South GA

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Several South Georgia organizations are trying to help Airmen at Moody Air Force Base who will be leaving the Air Force soon.
 
The program is called "Operation Moody Transition". The goal is to connect the roughly 400 Moody Airmen who will be retiring or will be either voluntarily or involuntarily separated from the Air Force when the next round of troop draw downs takes effect in October, with career opportunities in South Georgia. 

"What we're working to do is, to provide opportunities for people who are going to be retiring or who are going to be released from military activity to find a position in our community where they fit," explained Miranda Moore, with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber, one of the many organizations participating in the program. 
 
On July 8th, "Operation Moody Transition" will be hosting a workshop at the Georgia Department of Labor in Valdosta. The workshop will cover what skill sets are most needed in the current job market in the Valdosta-Lowndes County area as well as what tax credits and educational opportunities are available for veterans.

For more information on this workshop, contact the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber at 229-247-8100.