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AFA South Georgia gains new president

From supporting friends and family during deployments to devoting time to official functions and agencies, Airmen find a variety of ways to give back to the military and support their wingmen.

Here at Moody, one Airman has taken a big step in giving back to others. Senior Master Sgt. Jacoby Madden, 74th Fighter Generation Squadron weapons section chief, recently became the president of the Air Force and Space Force Association (AFA) in South Georgia.

“AFA is an awesome organization that bridges ties between military bases and the local community,” Jacoby said. “I think changing the presidency from a civilian to a military member benefits the organization more because I’m on both sides of the coin, where I have more access to leadership and people on base. If we’re holding events off base, I can give our military members more of an opportunity to get acquainted and embedded with the local community.”

Taking the reins from U.S. Air Force retired colonel Nick Lacey, Madden will lead the local AFA chapter, a non-profit designed to educate, advocate and support Airmen, Guardians and their families.

Throughout his 17 years as president, Lacey’s main focus was staying connected and in tune with the needs of Moody’s Airmen and their families. With support as his top priority, he helped build America’s technical force through several initiatives such as the Teacher-of-the-Year program, the Cyber Patriot competition and the StellerXplorer competition.

Source : Moody