Atlanta chosen as location for 2007 Air Force Week

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- A 94th Airlift Wing C-130 prepares for approach and landing at Dobbins.

Air Force Week will include aviation demonstrations all over the Atlanta area.

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- The United States Air Force announced Dec. 5 that Dobbins Air Reserve Base and the Atlanta metro region were selected as one of the six locations to host "Air Force Week," Oct. 8 - 14, 2007.

Activities are scheduled around the Atlanta area and will culminate with the Great Georgia Airshow at Falcon Field in Peachtree City on Oct. 13 - 14, 2007.

The weeklong event gives citizens the opportunity to see and meet active duty, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard Airmen who are engaged in the Global War on Terror. Airmen endure hardship, confront danger and sometimes die in defense of our Nation. The week is dedicated to telling their amazing story and thanking the City of Atlanta for their tremendous support.

The inaugural Air Force Week took place in St. Louis last year and due to its success Air Force Week program has expanded. The other five selected locations for 2007 Air Force Weeks are Phoenix, Sacramento, St. Louis, New England region and Honolulu.

A follow-up release will list the Air Force Week venues and activities planned. If you have any questions, please contact the 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office at 678-655-5055.