Family Day fetches fun

Medieval performance during the annual wing family day Sept. 6, 2014 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is an opportunity for families to show their thanks and support to reserve members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Karla V. Lehman/Released).

Medieval performers fight during the annual wing family day Sept. 6, 2014 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is an opportunity for families to show their thanks and support to reserve members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Karla V. Lehman/Released)

TSgt Chari Woodrum, 80th Aerial Port Squadron, navigates through Family Day  with her husband Michael and son Samuel  Sept. 6, 2014 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is an annual event celebrating the support family member gives Dobbins Airmen.

Tech. Sgt Chari Woodrum, 80th Aerial Port Squadron, navigates through Family Day with her husband Michael and son Samuel Sept. 6, 2014 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is an annual event celebrating the support family member gives Dobbins Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Karla V. Lehman/Released)

Reservist, families and friends take time to enjoy a picnic lunch at the 94th Airlift Wing Annual Family Day  Sept. 6, 2014 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is an opportunity for families to show their thanks and support to reserve members.

Reservist, families and friends take time to enjoy a picnic lunch at the 94th Airlift Wing Annual Family Day Sept. 6, 2014 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is an opportunity for families to show their thanks and support to reserve members.

Military members and their families attend the annual wing family day here September 6 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. The annual event is an opportunity for the reserve members and their families to get together for some fun and camaraderie. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Karla V. Lehman/Released).

Military members and their families attend the annual wing family day here September 6 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. The annual event is an opportunity for the reserve members and their families to get together for some fun and camaraderie. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Karla V. Lehman/Released).

Lt. Col. David Rodberg, 94th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight commander, navigates through Family Day on September 6, 2014 with his son Conor and daughter Dara at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is an annual event celebrating the support family member gives Dobbins Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Karla V. Lehman/Released).

Lt. Col. David Rodberg, 94th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight commander, navigates through Family Day on Sept. 6, 2014 with his son Conor and daughter Dara at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is an annual event celebrating the support family member gives Dobbins Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Karla V. Lehman/Released)

Master Sgt. George Curry, first sergeant for the 94th Communication Squadron, navigates through Family Day with his wife Lisa and grandson Jeremiah Sept. 6, 2014, at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is an opportunity for families to show their thanks and support to reserve members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Karla V. Lehman/Released).

Master Sgt. George Curry, first sergeant for the 94th Communications Squadron, navigates through Family Day with his wife Lisa and grandson Jeremiah Sept. 6, 2014, at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Family Day is an opportunity for families to show their thanks and support to reserve members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Karla V. Lehman/Released)

Capt Jeremy Dobbs, 80th Aerial Port Squadron, navigates through Family Day  with his wife Kimberly, two daughters Callie and Eva and his son Elijah Sept. 6, 2014, at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. The annual event is an opportunity for reserve members and their families to get together for some fun and camaraderie. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Karla V. Lehman/Released).

Capt. Jeremy Dobbs, 80th Aerial Port Squadron, navigates through Family Day with his wife Kimberly, two daughters Callie and Eva and his son Elijah Sept. 6, 2014, at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. The annual event is an opportunity for reserve members and their families to get together for some fun and camaraderie. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Karla V. Lehman/Released

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- Members assigned to the 94th Airlift Wing gathered together Sept. 6 at the base lakeside facility with family and friends for a day of camaraderie, food, and friends.

Family day is an annual installation open house held for service members and their families, designed to let families strengthen bonds and experience the home station of their reservist loved ones.

Family-oriented festivities included the frisbee toss competition, inflated slides and jumping castles, face painting, balloon animals, the Dobbins Fire Department's live mock office burn, fire muster competition, the dunk tank booth, college and military benefits fair, raffles, pet adoption booths and offers from various local businesses.

"It's great to come out and enjoy the fresh air," said Kimberly Dobbs, wife of Capt. Jeremy Dobbs from the 80th Aerial Port Squadron. "It allowed us to get a lot of information, spend time with our families and keep the kids entertained."

The event served to connect home families with their military family at Dobbins.

"We got a chance to meet other wives and reconnect with colleagues and different members," said Lisa Curry, wife of Master Sgt. George Curry, 94th Communications Squadron first sergeant.

Family Day provided the opportunity for families to show their thanks and support to reserve members, and allow families to see what their loved ones do here on base.

"Having the opportunity to include your family in your daily work activities and take pride is a rewarding experience," said Lt. Col. David Rodberg, 94th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight commander. "I am so grateful I had the opportunity to spend time with my family without the support of our families none of us could maintain readiness in our units."