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Valdosta businesses excited for new mission at Moody

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Good news for Moody Air Force Base. A new mission is expected to start there in just a couple of months.
 
120 Afghan pilots and maintenance workers are expected to begin training at Moody in October.

The A-29 Light Air Support Training Mission is only temporary and would likely end in January 2016, but some Valdosta businesses are welcoming the economic growth the mission could bring. 
 
"We have come to incorporate Moody with our community. I mean, a lot of my customers are from Moody," said Ray Norton, owner of Ray Norton Tire & Auto.
 
Moody will not be officially confirmed as the location for this mission though until an environmental impact study is done at the base later this Summer.

 

 

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