Fun, festivities, food at Dobbins Family Day

A face painter holds up a mirror to a young boy who just had his face painted at this year's Family Day Oct. 14, 2017 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is held here annually as a way of bringing families on base to see what their Reserve Citizen Airmen do on drill weekends. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. James Branch)

A face painter holds up a mirror to a young boy who just had his face painted at this year's Family Day Oct. 14, 2017 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is held here annually as a way of bringing families on base to see what their Reserve Citizen Airmen do on drill weekends. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. James Branch)

A Reserve Citizen Airman interacts with a mascot at this year's Family Day Oct. 14, 2017 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is held here annually as a way of bringing families on base to see what their Reserve Citizen Airmen do on drill weekends. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. James Branch)

A Reserve Citizen Airman interacts with a mascot at this year's Family Day Oct. 14, 2017 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is held here annually as a way of bringing families on base to see what their Reserve Citizen Airmen do on drill weekends. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. James Branch)

A man throws a ball at a dunk tank target at this year's Family Day Oct. 14, 2017 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is held here annually as a way of bringing families on base to see what their Reserve Citizen Airmen do on drill weekends. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. James Branch)

A man throws a ball at a dunk tank target at this year's Family Day Oct. 14, 2017 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is held here annually as a way of bringing families on base to see what their Reserve Citizen Airmen do on drill weekends. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. James Branch)

Reserve Citizen Airmen participate in a potato sack race at this year's Family Day Oct. 14, 2017 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is held here annually as a way of bringing families on base to see what their Reserve Citizen Airmen do on drill weekends. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Reserve Citizen Airmen participate in a potato sack race at this year's Family Day Oct. 14, 2017 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is held here annually as a way of bringing families on base to see what their Reserve Citizen Airmen do on drill weekends. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

A group of children take turns petting piglets at this year's Family Day Oct. 14, 2017 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is held here annually as a way of bringing families on base to see what their Reserve Citizen Airmen do on drill weekends. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

A group of children take turns petting piglets at this year's Family Day Oct. 14, 2017 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is held here annually as a way of bringing families on base to see what their Reserve Citizen Airmen do on drill weekends. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Reserve Citizen Airmen pose for a photo with their balloon animals at this year's Family Day Oct. 14, 2017 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is held here annually as a way of bringing families on base to see what their Reserve Citizen Airmen do on drill weekends. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Reserve Citizen Airmen pose for a photo with their balloon animals at this year's Family Day Oct. 14, 2017 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is held here annually as a way of bringing families on base to see what their Reserve Citizen Airmen do on drill weekends. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. –Children with faces painted like tigers ran through crowds of family members visiting the base for this year’s Family Day on Saturday.

 

Family Day is held here annually as a way of bringing families on base to see what their Reserve Citizen Airmen do on drill weekends.

 

This year’s event featured numerous activities for Airmen and their families to enjoy time together during otherwise busy drill weekends. These activities included everything from medieval knights engaged in a simulated sword fight to children petting a variety of animals at the petting zoo.

 

“This is an opportunity for us as a base to recognize the contributions Air Force Reserve families make,” said Col. James W. Kellogg, 94th Airlift Wing commander. “It allows us to mingle with and get to know the families.”

 

Taking care of Airmen and their families remains a key component of the 94th Airlift Wing’s mission to provide mission ready forces.