Families meeting families

Senior Master Sergeant Steve Winn, 622nd Regional Support Group logistics planner and his son Spencer, 10, built a toy organizer during family day.

Senior Master Sergeant Steve Winn, 622nd Regional Support Group logistics planner and his son Spencer, 10, built a toy organizer during family day.

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- Softball, fun runs, moonwalks, a 25-foot rock-climbing wall, hot dogs, hamburgers and families meeting families. 

This is a brief description of Dobbins Annual Family Day, held at the Dobbins Consolidated Club on Saturday of the September unit training assembly. 

"We are having a great time," said Senior Master Sergeant Steve Winn, 622nd Regional Support Group logistics planner. 

Sergeant Winn and his son Spencer, 10, built a toy organizer during family day. Sergeant Winn said this year's events were great for the kids. 

The Home Depot donated workshop kits for children to build cho-cho trains, toy organizers, and bird houses to name a few. Prizes donated included vacation packages, a skill saw and a cordless drill, which were prizes for those lucky servicemembers or family members who signed up for the drawings. 

One of those lucky servicemembers was Senior Airman Viki Bloemker, 94th Airlift Wing Command Post controller, who won the skill saw. 

"I don't know what I will build, but I'm excited I won," said Airman Bloemker.
Another winner was Cameron Collins, 7, who won the 1-mile fun run. Aside from the run, other activities for the children included three sword fights performed by knights from Medieval Times, an inflatable forty-foot fire engine with an obstacle course inside, a stars and stripes moonwalk and a four in-one moonwalk. 

During the four-hour event, children were running back and forth between the different activities or lined up for the rock-climbing wall. As they enjoyed the different activities, their parents enjoyed socializing with co-workers and their families. 

After all, that's the goal family day at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. It's an opportunity for servicemembers to bring their spouses and children out to the base and have some food, fun and reacquaint or introduce them to their co-workers, supervisors and commanders and their families; as well as an opportunity for local businesses to demonstrate services they have available to servicemembers and their families. 

Family Day was sponsored this year by the Dobbins Air Reserve Base Services Division, the Dobbins Consolidated Club, the Associated Federal Credit Union, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn Cumberland, The Home Depot Vinings Store, American Legion-Horace Orr Post 29, Georgia 4-H Club and Medieval Times of Lawrenceville, Ga.