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Happy Birthday to the United States Air Force!
09/18/2020

Happy Birthday to the United States Air Force!

The Air Force will celebrate its 73rd birthday on September 18th commemorating the service's most valuable asset, its Airmen!

August 1, 1907, the US Army Signal Corps established a small Aeronautical Division to take "charge of all matters pertaining to military ballooning, air machines, and all kindred subjects." There were, at the time, few aeronautical "subjects" upon which to build. From the close of the Civil War until 1907, the Signal Corps had acquired only eight balloons, though two more were procured in 1907. But not until May 26, 1909, did Lt Frank P. Lahm and Lt Benjamin D. Foulois make their first ascent and qualify as the airship's first Army pilots.

Four years after the Signal Corps took charge of air matters, Congress, for the first time, appropriated funds for Army aeronautics: $125,000 for fiscal year 1912. By the close of October 1912, the Signal Corps had acquired eleven aircraft but possessed only nine.

May 20, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson issued an executive order transferring aviation from the Signal Corps to two agencies under the Secretary of War: the Bureau of Aircraft Production, headed by Mr. John D. Ryan, and the Division of Military Aeronautics, directed by Maj. Gen. William L. Kenly. On May 24 the War Department officially recognized these two Army agencies as comprising the Air Service of the U.S. Army.

March 1, 1935, the General Headquarters Air Force, which had existed in gestation since October 1, 1933, became operational and assumed command and control over Air Corps tactical units.

The National Security Act of 1947 became law on July 26, 1947. It created the Department of the Air Force, headed by a Secretary of the Air Force. Under the Department of the Air Force, the act established the United States Air Force, headed by the Chief of Staff, USAF. On September 18, 1947, W. Stuart Symington became Secretary of the Air Force, and on September 26, Gen. Carl A. Spaatz became the USAF's first Chief of Staff. #USAF73

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) | CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass

https://go.usa.gov/xGWsq

Dobbins Air Reserve Base
09/05/2020

Dobbins Air Reserve Base

Check out the photos taken by our very own 94th AW members who participated in the 22nd Air Force's Rally In The Valley Aug. 22-25, in Ohio and West Virginia. Congrats again to the awesome 94th team and the other crews involved in another successful event!
Go team!
#ReserveReady #OneTeamOneFight

The Aviation History & Technology Center is hosting Cockpits & Coffee on the first and third Friday of each month.  Netw...
08/11/2020
Cockpits and Coffee - Aviation History & Technology Center

The Aviation History & Technology Center is hosting Cockpits & Coffee on the first and third Friday of each month. Networking, socializing and fresh brewed coffee! Click the graphic below for more info. #cockpitsandcoffee #realheroreport

Fri 21 Aug, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Something fresh is brewing at the Aviation History & Technology Center! Cockpits and Coffee offers community interaction and the finest, precision made, military grade coffee for your enjoyment. Join

There is still time to register for the VETLANTA Q3 "Virtual" Summit, hosted by UPS, this Thursday, August 13.  For more...
08/10/2020

There is still time to register for the VETLANTA Q3 "Virtual" Summit, hosted by UPS, this Thursday, August 13. For more info and to reserve your spot, click on the link or visit www.vetlanta.org.

About VETLANTA:

VETLANTA is a club operated exclusively for veteran social and business networking and community service purposes.

Our mission is to make Atlanta the premier community in the country for veterans and their families to work and live.

Our purpose is to help veterans.

We make Atlanta better by making those that serve Atlanta’s military community better.
#vetlanta #realheroreport

Register for the VETLANTA 3rd Quarter Virtual Summit this Thursday!

As part of our Veterans Outreach Program, Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams will be speaking to retired and active duty service members about the actions for which he was awarded the Medal and his life after the military.

The summit is Thursday, August 13th, and starts at 3:00pm EDT.

The event is FREE to attend, but participants MUST be registered: https://bit.ly/33nNuTr

Thank you to the men and women of the Georgia National Guard for keeping our communities safe for everyone. #georgianati...
07/12/2020

Thank you to the men and women of the Georgia National Guard for keeping our communities safe for everyone. #georgianationalguard #realheroreport

The Georgia National Guard continues to support its public safety mission at multiple sites around Atlanta. I cannot say enough how much I appreciate the sacrifices made by our Guardsmen and their families. Never in the history of the Georgia National Guard have we simultaneously engaged in three separate domestic missions ranging from Coronavirus response to public safety, while our Army and Air National Guardsmen are deployed overseas supporting combat operations.

During the past three weeks, firefighters with Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services have participated in a Still ...
07/12/2020
Cherokee County Firefighters Participate in Still Water Class

During the past three weeks, firefighters with Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services have participated in a Still Water Class at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center and Victoria Day Use Area.

https://realhero.report/2020/07/11/cherokee-county-firefighters-participate-in-still-water-class/

by Tim Cavender, Public Information Officer Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services During the past three weeks, firefighters with Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services have participa…

Congratulations, Chief!
07/11/2020

Congratulations, Chief!

Today, Chief Gary Sparks graduated with his Doctor of Religious Philosophy in Organizational Leadership degree from the Restoration Theological Seminary. Please help us congratulate him for his hard work, perseverance, and dedication in reaching this high academic achievement. We are very proud of Dr. Sparks! #onewithourcommunity

During their July 9, 2020 regular meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners (Forsyth County Georgia Government)...
07/11/2020
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Issues Proclamation of Support for Law Enforcement

During their July 9, 2020 regular meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners (Forsyth County Georgia Government) proclaimed their support and appreciation for law enforcement at the local, State and federal level, and applauded their commitment to selfless service on behalf of Forsyth County, the State of Georgia and the nation. #forsythcountyga #realheroreport

https://realhero.report/2020/07/11/forsyth-county-board-of-commissioners-issues-proclamation-of-support-for-law-enforcement/

by Russell J. Brown, Communications Manager Forsyth County Government During their July 9, 2020 regular meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaimed their support and appreciation …

Melissa Krudwig, of The Bear of Real Estate - Think Melissa Team, is collecting school supplies for local military famil...
07/08/2020

Melissa Krudwig, of The Bear of Real Estate - Think Melissa Team, is collecting school supplies for local military families! She and her team have successfully helped children receive their needed supplies for the past six years. Please reach out to Melissa and help in any way that you can. Thank you, Melissa and team for all that you do for those who serve!

Please help spread the word about our 7th Annual Military School Supply Drive!

We are collecting school supplies for local military families. When you are out and about, please grab some supplies and help us support our youngest heroes in Georgia. 🇺🇸

I would love to count on your support in July please.

Donations are needed please by 07/25/2020.

Please call 404-793-2327 or 770-310-3269 to coordinate a drop-off or a pickup of supplies.

Thank you so much for your consideration, in advance.

Sandy Springs Police
07/06/2020

Sandy Springs Police

Everyone, please meet Officer Housand. Last night SSPD received a call regarding some kittens being thrown from a moving vehicle on Peachtree Dunwoody Rd and Johnson Ferry Rd. Officer Housand responded to the area and located one kitten safe and unharmed. Animal control was requested but would be delayed due other calls. While trying to decide what to do with the kitten, Officer Housand fell in love with it and decided to keep it as a new addition to his family. Officer Housand if following-up and asking anyone who might have any information on the person that was seen throwing the kittens from the moving vehicle to contact him at [email protected]

Welcome home, Airmen!
06/11/2020

Welcome home, Airmen!

Welcome home, deployers!

Over the last couple weeks, our Airmen and C-130s returned from deployments to the Middle East in support of contingency operations.

We're glad to have you back!

#reserveready #reserveresilient

(U.S. Air Force photos by Andrew Park, Staff Sgt. Josh Kincaid and Airman 1st Class Kendra Ransum)

City of Jonesboro, Ga Police Department
06/09/2020

City of Jonesboro, Ga Police Department

MONDAY MOTIVATION: I don't know about you, but I am feeling ⛱ vibes right about now! Happy Monday!

#MondayMotivation #WorkHardPlayHarder #JonesboroPoliceDepartment

The Adjutant General of Georgia
06/08/2020

The Adjutant General of Georgia

Great to see Trooper First Class Rob Callahan. He had a distinguished career in our organization and retired as a First Sergeant. Today we served together once again. Trooper Callahan is setting a great example in our Georgia State Patrol!

All four nurses who mobilized from Dobbins in response to the COVID-19 pandemic returned to the base on May 28, arriving...
06/07/2020
Dobbins nurses return home from COVID-19 frontlines

All four nurses who mobilized from Dobbins in response to the COVID-19 pandemic returned to the base on May 28, arriving via a Dobbins C-130H3 Hercules #dobbinsarb #realheroreport

https://realhero.report/2020/06/07/dobbins-nurses-return-home-from-covid-19-frontlines/

By Andrew Park, 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs For the last couple months, thousands of medical personnel from Air Force Reserve Command have been working alongside their military and civilian c…

06/06/2020
Prayers for full recovery!
06/05/2020

Prayers for full recovery!

Atlanta Police Motors Unit Officer Maximillian Brewer is in good spirits and surrounded by support from the dedicated medical team at GradyHealth.

The Atlanta City Council surprised Officer Brewer with get well soon balloons on Friday, June 5, 2020. Officer Brewer’s daughter Samaris Payne said, “To know him is to love him, he’s just all around amazing… I thank everyone for uplifting him and sending your prayers, I really appreciate it.” Officer Brewer remains in ICU undergoing treatment for the injuries he suffered to his legs after he was struck by a speeding ATV during the protests on May 30, 2020. To donate to the Go Fund Me established for Officer Brewer click here: https://bit.ly/30av7Qc

Always ready, always there!  Thank you, Georgia National Guard, for keeping our community safe for everyone.
06/05/2020

Always ready, always there! Thank you, Georgia National Guard, for keeping our community safe for everyone.

The story of the Georgia National Guard’s response in Atlanta and across the state is a story of numbers and unit capabilities, but it is also a patchwork of myriad individual stories of citizens and Citizen Soldiers and Airmen from across the state. CSM Logan and I walk among the citizens gathered at Centennial Olympic Park every night participating in dialogue. We are also chatting with our service members and getting their impressions of the mission. Morale is high and we have witnessed numerous gatherings of service members and citizens smiling and laughing. I think it is important to remember that beneath the uniforms of our service members and the garb of the protesters, we are all citizens, and we all have things in common.
Over the past two nights, the peaceful protests have concluded at curfew with minimal Georgia National Guard involvement. It is our hope that this trend will continue and that those gathered to speak and to be heard will continue to be able to do so in a safe environment, free of the distractions of outside agitators.
Photos by Capt. Fred Dablemont

Real Hero Report - Atlanta
06/03/2020

Real Hero Report - Atlanta

Real Hero Report - Atlanta's cover photo
06/03/2020

Real Hero Report - Atlanta's cover photo

Real Hero Report - Atlanta
06/02/2020

Real Hero Report - Atlanta

Douglasville Police Department
05/31/2020

Douglasville Police Department

Today we expressed the Douglasville Police Department motto , We are one with our community. We feel the pain of our citizens during this horrific demonstration of injustice by the four officers during the arrest of Mr. George Floyd. We at Douglasville Police Department believe in procedural justice for All our citizens. We believe we are all one , working together for the rights of all our citizens. Today we assisted a peaceful demonstration of our citizens rights to peaceful protest. Let’s continue following the peace that passes all understanding for righteous justice for all because we know that a threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We will have an open forum to hear your voices in the coming days. We are One. Chief Gary Sparks with Douglas County Sheriff's Office (Georgia)

Georgia National Guard
05/31/2020

Georgia National Guard

Georgia Guardsmen stand throughout the night to assist local law enforcement in ensuring Georgians and businesses are protected and safe.

We remember and honor all who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our nation's freedom.
05/25/2020

We remember and honor all who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our nation's freedom.

Our partner, Open Roads Complete RV, offers a special military and veteran discount at all of their convenient locations...
05/23/2020

Our partner, Open Roads Complete RV, offers a special military and veteran discount at all of their convenient locations. Thank you, Drew Tutton and team, for all that you do for those who serve!

GoodMorning, we are open and ready for a great weekend here at Open Roads Complete RV
#campingwitheric 🇺🇸

05/23/2020
Real Hero Report - Atlanta's cover photo
05/22/2020

Real Hero Report - Atlanta's cover photo

Support those who serve!  Melissa Krudwig of The Bear of Real Estate - Think Melissa Team is collecting gift cards for t...
05/21/2020
Gift Card Donation for Georgia Military Families - The Bear of Real Estate

Support those who serve! Melissa Krudwig of The Bear of Real Estate - Think Melissa Team is collecting gift cards for the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. to assist Georgia National Guard families during this difficult economic time. See message from Melissa:

I am collecting gift cards from Publix, Kroger, Walmart and Target for local Georgia military families that are struggling in this current environment and need to put food on their family's tables.

There are Georgia National Guard members who are unable to work/telework, take paid leave or have lost their civilian jobs.

Please consider making a donation, if you are any financial position to do so.

Please help spread the word.

More details can be found on the below link:

http://thebearofrealestate.com/2020/04/17/gift-card-donation-for-georgia-military-families/

https://youtu.be/dEP2w4ROh60

I am collecting gift cards for local National Guard Military Families. There are Georgia service members and families who are struggling in this current environment (unable to work/telework or take paid leave) or have lost their civilian jobs. See the request below from the Georgia National Guard Fo...

Thank you, Dobbins ARB, for showing support to those leading the fight against COVID-19!
05/12/2020

Thank you, Dobbins ARB, for showing support to those leading the fight against COVID-19!

C-130 Hercules aircraft from Dobbins are scheduled to fly over North Georgia hospitals Thursday afternoon, beginning at 6 p.m. to salute health care workers, first responders and essential workers for their efforts during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

North Georgia residents will be able to see the flyover from the safety of their homes and should maintain all social distancing guidelines.

The C-130 flyover will begin in Marietta, before going to Kennesaw, Canton, Jasper, Dalton, Rome, Cartersville, Hiram.

Here is the approximate schedule for the C-130 flyover:

6:00 p.m.: Depart Dobbins Air Reserve Base
6:00 - 6:03 p.m.: Kennestone, Kennesaw
6:05 - 6:08 p.m.: Northside Cherokee, Canton
6:09 - 6:12 p.m.: Piedmont Mountainside, Jasper
6:19 - 6:22 p.m.: Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton
6:26 - 6:29 p.m.: Redmond Regional Medical Center, Rome
6:27 - 6:30 p.m.: Floyd Medical Center, Rome
6:34 - 6:37 p.m.: Cartersville Medical Center, Cartersville
6:38 - 6:41 p.m.: Wellstar Paulding, Hiram

#reserveready #reserveresilient #reservereform

The Adjutant General of Georgia
05/08/2020

The Adjutant General of Georgia

Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. I hope you all take a moment to thank your Military Spouse and all of the Military Spouses for their profound and significant support to our formation. Military Spouses sacrifice in countless ways to help ensure the readiness of our Soldiers and Airmen.

We cannot thank our Military Spouses enough for their support. In many ways, their sacrifice is more difficult and often invisible to the public. Their unsung contributions are a force multiplier, ensuring that our Soldiers and Airman can concentrate on the war fight, whether that be in an overseas deployment or fighting a pandemic at home.

Please convey my personal appreciation and gratitude for your spouse on this day and every day.

MG Thomas M. Carden, Jr.
The Adjutant General of Georgia

Georgia Army National Guardsmen from the Marietta-based 138th Chemical Company, currently activated in response to the C...
05/08/2020
Georgia Guardsmen met “Lucky” WWII Vet

Georgia Army National Guardsmen from the Marietta-based 138th Chemical Company, currently activated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, had a unique opportunity to serve one of their own in Kennesaw.
https://realhero.report/2020/05/08/georgia-guardsmen-met-lucky-wwii-vet/
#georgiaguard #realheroreport Georgia National Guard

by Sgt. 1st Class R.J. Lannom Jr. Georgia Army National Guardsmen from the Marietta-based 138th Chemical Company, currently activated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, had a unique opportunity …

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Good Morning Ladies & Gentlemen: If you have any of the following items that you want to recycle or donate to help Disabled & Homeless Veterans in Clayton & Henry County. Southern Crescent Veterans Services Inc a 501c3 Non-Profit organization would be delighted to receive them: 1. Computers 2. Tablets 3. Cell Phones 4. Ink Cartridges 5. DVD's 6. Shoes 7. Cars, Trucks, RV's, Boats etc. Please place items 1 - 6 in plastic bags and drop off at any of the below location placing items in our shoe collection bends and we will pick items up every Wednesday. 1. J. Charley Griswell Senior Center 2800 Highway 138 SE Jonesboro, Georgia 30236 2. Frank Bailey Senior Center 6231 Riverdale Rd Riverdale, GA 30274 3. Kinship Care Resource Center 849 Battle Creek Rd Jonesboro, Georgia 30236 To make arrangements to donate items from numbers six (6) text (678) 210-1911 and the words Vehicle Donation to get all the details. Warmest regards, Master Sergeant (Ret) Baisden A Bronze Star Afghanistan Disabled Veteran Vice President of Operations
If you live in the Northwest Atlanta area, please stop by and pick up a few care packages to mail to our deployed service members. This is a huge team effort so please help us do the same again this year. 🎅🇺🇲🎄 Need help mailing these care packages so please stop by to grab some on 10/23, around 7:30, at BounceU (Kennesaw - Cobb County). Remaining donations needed are: dominos, playing cards, soduko, travel games, and travel size wet wipes. The donation time line has been EXTENDED to 10/22/19. The care package packing party location has been CONFIRMED and it will be on 10/23/19, from 6:00-8:00 pm, at BounceU in Kennesaw! https://www.bounceu.com/kennesaw-ga/ More details are in the below blog: http://thebearofrealestate.com/…/military-care-package-dri…/
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, Veteran's Access Rally!! Veterans deserve health freedom & the best quality of life. Please tag an Atlanta area veteran that might attend as there are free goodie bags for them. Cannabis warriors & health freedom fighters unite for our Brothers & Sisters!! 🙏💚🇺🇸 Nokomis https://www.facebook.com/events/286648948790171??ti=ia
ALL ARE WELCOME!!!