Military spouse Jody Moll, making an impact where she lives

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. -- Military spouse Jody Moll has lived in several locations with her husband Maj. Jason Moll over their 20-year commitment to the Air Force. During that time Jody has dedicated her time to the communities in which they have lived.

Throughout her community service, Jody helped in serving dinner for those in need, contributed to students’ educational needs, coached soccer and volleyball, and taught several church classes for youth and newly-married couples.

“Being involved in the Air Force and local communities is something that I enjoy and I am blessed by the opportunities I have had to make connections here at Arnold Air Force Base and in Tullahoma,” Jody said.

Maj. Moll, the deputy chief of the Air Force Research Laboratory High Speed Experimentation Branch at AEDC, recognizes that Jody is committed to helping others.

“She’s been doing awesome things for the community where we’ve been stationed,” he said. “From fixing Thanksgiving dinner for the Security Forces in Alaska to reading at the elementary schools and from her community involvement through Chick-Fil-A to running [in marathons] for her special buddy, she’s always involved in the Air Force and local community.”

Jody is the marketing and catering director at Chick-Fil-A in Tullahoma.

As part of her community involvement, she participated in the 24th Annual Frostbite 5k, 10k and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk Marathon Feb. 2016 in Fletcher, North Carolina, where she ran for her buddy David whom she met through the I Run 4 program.

When Jody’s commitment to community was recognized by Glenn Liston, chief of the AFRL High-Speed Experimentation Branch at AEDC, he submitted her name for the 2017 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award. This award is to recognize significant contributions made by non-military spouses of Air Force military members.

“I found out from my husband that I had been nominated for this award,” Jody said. “I am both humbled and honored that someone would think that what I consider every day acts of kindness is deserving of this nomination.”

Jody is the nominee for the AFRL and she will be considered for the award among other nominees within the Air Force Materiel Command, Major Command level. The MAJCOM winner will be announced this summer and the overall Air Force winner will be announced at the Air Force Association convention in the fall.

The Molls have been stationed at Arnold AFB and Tullahoma since 2015.