VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - The new commander of the 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base is making history as the first woman to ever hold the title.
Colonel Jennifer M. Short now leads the 23rd Wing, which is home to the Air Force's legendary "Flying Tigers".
It consists of six groups with 30 squadrons of more than 5,000 airmen and over 1,000 civilian employees.
Colonel Short says she is excited to become a member of not only Moody Air Force Base, but Valdosta as well.
"They're incredibly welcoming," said Colonel Short. "I mean, just going to Target and going through the line folks are like, 'Hey, welcome to Valdosta' and the folks here at the 23rd Wing, again just an incredible welcome as my family and I came into town and have been so helpful to make sure that we can get settled and have everything that we need and they're all excited to get to know us and include us and everything. It was just the warmest welcome we could have had."
Colonel Short says she's ready to hit the ground running.