913th's annual family day

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  • By Maj. Ashley Walker
  • 913th Airlift Group

The 913th Airlift Group hosted a family day event, Nov. 2, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The event focused celebrating and showing appreciation for family members' support of their Airmen. 

“The goal of this Family Day event was to build a sense of connection by bringing work and family together, said Staff Sgt. Tiah Phillips, event organizer and knowledge management specialist. “This festival was a great success due to the generous support received from the local community and the efforts from unit members. It is incredibly important to take time to appreciate our families, who make sacrifices to support us.”

This year's event included demonstrations by the base's Security Forces Military Working Dog team, the Fire Department, and a static display of a C-130J Hercules aircraft. There were multiple agencies promoting their services, which support Reserve members and their families. 

Other activities included a car show, games activities for kids, lawn games, fitness challenge, and pumpkin painting. This event helps forge a sense of community and support for those members who do not live near the base. 

Nearly 80 percent of the unit are traditional reservists who live across the state and train one weekend a month, two-weeks a year.