Family Day fetches fun
By Staff Sgt. Karla V. Lehman, 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 10, 2014
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."