Updated On: 10/11/2012 9:36:17 PM
VALDOSTA HAS NO PUBLIC transportation system, so contact your sponsor or gaining unit if you plan to travel by bus or air. The Airport Express serves Moody AFB. For reservations, call (888) 284 3826 or visit http://www.airportexpress.com. read more...
If you are driving south on Interstate 75, take exit 29 to Highway 122 east 11 miles through Hahira toward Lakeland. Turn right at Highway 125 (Bemiss Road) and drive three miles south to the base. If you are driving north on I-75, take exit 16 to Highway 84 (Hill Avenue) east to downtown Valdosta. Turn left at Highway 7 North (Ashley Street) and then bear right at Highway 125 (Bemiss Road) and drive nine miles to the base. Use caution and obey speed limits, especially since Bemiss Road can be dangerous. You can also find directions at http://www.maps.google.com.
Valdosta Regional Airport
1750 Airport Road
Valdosta, GA 31601 (229) 333-1833
Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a Delta Connection carrier, flies to Atlanta from the 760-acre, three runway airport just south of Valdosta. The passenger terminal sits on the northwest portion, and the general aviation terminal is east off Madison Highway. Public ground transportation is scarce, except for rentals, taxi or limo service from:
Airport Express, LLC
If traveling by car from the airport, turn left from the airport parking lot onto Highway 31 North (Madison Highway). Take a left at the second stoplight onto Ashley Street north through downtown Valdosta and then bear right onto Highway 125 (Bemiss Road). Travel nine miles to the base.
200 N. Oak St.
Valdosta, GA 31601 (229) 242-8575
Greyhound offers discounted fares for U.S. military personnel.
Azalea City Cab Company
Superior Transportation Taxi
The airport also has the following rental car companies:
When you arrive, sign in and deliver your records at the Military Personnel Flight during duty hours and then schedule the next available in-processing briefing. If you arrive after 4:30 p.m., contact your unit sponsor and then sign in at the Billeting Office, Building 3131, or call (229) 257 3893. If you don’t have a sponsor, call the command post at (229) 257 3501. They will contact your first sergeant or an Airman & Family Readiness Center representative. Mandatory in-processing and newcomer orientation (Right Start)—with spouses—occurs every other Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. in the Moody Field Club.
5293 Schrader St.
Moody AFB, GA 31699 (229) 257-4111
Active-duty personnel and DoD civilians can set up a temporary mailing address, which is:
Moody AFB, GA 31699
Moody Inn (Billeting Office)
3131 Cooney St. Moody AFB, GA 31699 (229) 257-3893
Temporary housing is limited, so make reservations as soon as you know your arrival date. Lodging units include 32 family, 17 visiting airmen, 30 visiting officers, nine distinguished visiting airmen/visiting officer, and one- and two-bedroom family. The visiting officer units are furnished with a refrigerator, a range top, a microwave oven, a television and a VCR. The visiting airmen quarters are furnished with a television, VCR, microwave oven and a refrigerator. Reservations in advance are highly encouraged. No pets in billeting. In event of no vacancy, the office maintains a list of area lodging with prices and locations.
OF DRIVER SERVICES
State Driver’s License
371 Gil Harbin Industrial Blvd.
Valdosta, GA 31601 (229) 333-5385
Apply for a driver’s license within 30 days of becoming a Georgia resident. You must bring a valid (or expired less than two years) out-of-state driver’s license, your social security number, proof of Georgia residency (such as a bank statement issued within the past 60 days), proof of identity (a U.S. armed forces military identification card) and proof of citizenship (such as a birth certificate or passport).
Anyone surrendering an out-of-state learner’s permit must meet all other licensing requirements (see section on Teen and New Drivers). Take written tests at any Customer Service Center before 4:30 p.m. Bring these documents with you:
Driving record/history from issuing state (expires in 30 days).
Certificate of Attendance, Form DS-1 (expires in 30 days).
Proof of identity, residency and citizenship (usually a certified U.S. birth certificate and parent’s Ga. license).
Completed Ga. license written exam.
Social Security number.
State law requires that a teen hold a permit for one year and one day before receiving a license, and time holding an out-of-state permit counts.
Teen and new drivers driver’s license applicants must:
Be at least 15 years old.
Have an original birth certificate (or certified copy of the birth certificate with embossed state seal), certificate of birth registration or certified copy of court adoption or name change records.
Know their Social Security number.
Pass an eye and knowledge test.
Have a parent or legal guardian sign the driver’s license application.
Bring a Georgia DDS Certificate of Attendance form that’s signed and notarized by the applicant’s school.
Surrender any out-of-state learner’s permit or ID card.
Anyone driving with a learner’s permit must have a licensed driver at least 21 years old in the front seat at all times. The license fee is $10 cash, money order, check or credit/debit card, and valid for 24 months. All teenagers younger than 18 years old must complete and pass the Georgia Alcohol Drug Awareness Program in order to receive a Class D driver’s license. Public and private schools teach the four one-hour sessions and students must pass a written exam at the end of the class. Ninth-grade students usually take the course from teachers certified by the Georgia Department of Education in the following areas: Health Education, Health and Physical Education of Driver and Safety Education. For more information, visit http://www.dmv.org/ga-georgia/military-drivers.php
300 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31603 (229) 671-2579
As non-resident military stationed in Georgia, you are not required to register your vehicle(s) in the state as long as each vehicle displays a valid license plate from your home state. If you choose to register your vehicle(s), you must comply with all state requirements and apply at the tag office.
Whether you lease or own your vehicle, you must have continuous liability insurance coverage to legally drive and register your vehicle in the state or obtain license plates (tags). Non-motorized vehicles—trailers, campers—and vehicles exempt from registration—snow¬mobiles, bicycles, mopeds, all-terrain vehicles, golf carts—do not require insurance coverage.
SAFETY FOR KIDS
Secure children younger than 5 years old in a height-and-weight appropriate child-passenger restraining system—except in a taxicab or public transit vehicle—that complies with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. Failure to do so will result in fines and points on your driver’s license.
Use your headlights from 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise, or at any time during rain or low visibility.
RIGHT TURN ON RED
Come to a full stop in your vehicle before turning right at a red light, unless prohibited by a sign or signal. The same procedure applies for a left turn on red from the left lane of a one-way street onto another one-way street.
All front-seat occupants—excluding pickups but including sport utility vehicles—must buckle up. Any passenger younger than 18 years old must use a seat belt in ANY vehicle. Since Georgia has a “primary safety belt law,” police can stop and cite violators at any time.
When an emergency vehicle with flashing lights parks on the shoulder of the highway, drivers must move over one lane when possible. If traffic is too heavy, drivers must slow down below the posted speed limit and prepare to stop. Violators will be fined three points on their driving record and up to $500.