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  • Simulator strain eased

    The staff at the Eastern Regional Flight Simulator here recently received a flight training device -- a new tool which may help ease the congested schedule at the busy schoolhouse. "We now have the potential to train twice as many students," said Lt. Col. Kevin Gootee, chief of training at the 94th Operations Support Squadron. The schoolhouse
  • Inspiration to a new generation

    Not many people can say that they have looked death in the eye and survived. Retired Col. Glenn Nordin is one of the few that is lucky enough to be able to tell that story. This story begins with him in Vietnam and is remembered by him and the other heroes as the day which caused ordinary people to do extraordinary things. "I thought I was going to
  • God's house to the state house

    Capt. Doug Collins, a Protestant chaplain assigned to the 94th Airlift Wing, became State Representative Doug Collins in November after he was elected to represent the 27th District of the Georgia General Assembly. The win marks Chaplain Collins' first term in office. He was officially sworn into office on Jan. 8th. "I'm excited," Chaplain Collins
  • Atlanta chosen as location for 2007 Air Force Week

    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
  • Bridging the gap

    Like a bridge over troubled water this bridge was built over the troubled traffic area of South Cobb Drive. The new motorway linking Dobbins Air Reserve Base to the Navy/Marine Reserve Center, fitness center and neighboring joint use areas opened here Nov. 9th with an official ribbon cutting ceremony and symbolic drive over. "The overpass is a
  • Familiar face takes over as 94th Operations Group commander

    Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the command, Col. Steve Clayton took the reigns of the 94th Operations Group in an assumption of command ceremony Nov. 5. Col. Heath Nuckolls, 94th Airlift Wing commander, welcomed Colonel Clayton back to Dobbins. "He's bringing some real expertise to the Ops Group," said Colonel Nuckolls. "I'm happy
  • Annual Tree Planting Ceremony expands to include plaque dedication

    The Dobbins POW/MIA Memorial Park took another small step toward its completion as the first of four memorial plaques was dedicated in September. The park is the site of the annual Living Memorial ceremony, but since its completion by the 94th Civil Engineer Squadron early last year, it's also becoming a memorial park with plaques honoring
  • Two men, two leaders, two standards of excellence

    Col. Joseph Thomas, 94th Airlift Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Lesley Morrissette, 94th Airlift Wing command chief, are the newest members of the wing leadership team. Colonel Thomas, formerly the wing inspector general, brings a wealth of experience from his 24 years as a pilot (civilian and military), squadron commander, deployments
  • Building a wall of hope at ground zero

    Earlier this year, Dobbins Firefighter, Gerard Reheiser created a painting on a tile to commemorate 9/11. Mr. Reheiser entered that tile in a contest sponsored by Tiles for America at an Earth, Paint and Fire store in Woodstock, Ga. Little did he, know that the painting he had created would not only win the contest, but the tile would be displayed
  • Families meeting families

    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