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Reserve families unite for 910th's family day

The 910th Airlift Wing hosted their annual family day weekend, Oct. 5 and 6, 2019, at Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The two-day event focused on bringing Reserve Citizen Airmen's families to the installation to acknowledge and show appreciation for their support.

Reserve Citizen Airmen and their familes visit a 910th Airlift Wing C-130H Hercules aircraft here during family day weekend, Oct. 5 and 6, 2019. The two-day event focused on bringing Reserve Citizen Airmen's families to the installation to acknowledge and show appreciation for their support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah J. Tancer)

The 910th Airlift Wing hosted their annual family day weekend, Oct. 5 and 6, 2019, at Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The two-day event focused on bringing Reserve Citizen Airmen's families to the installation to acknowledge and show appreciation for their support.

Military kids from Youngstown Air Reserve Station make arts and crafts, Oct. 5, 2019, in Youngstown Air Reserve Station's USO lounge during the 910th Airlift Wing’s Family Day. The two-day event focused on bringing Reserve Citizen Airmen's families to the installation to acknowledge and show appreciation for their support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah J. Tancer)

The 910th Airlift Wing hosted their annual family day weekend, Oct. 5 and 6, 2019, at Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The two-day event focused on bringing Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families together to acknowledge and show appreciation for family members' support of their Airmen.

A group of military kids from Youngstown Air Reserve Station competes in 910th Airlift Wing’s inaugural Operations Security Paper Airplane Contest, Oct. 5, 2019, in the installation's headquarters building. The competition was held to bring awareness to proper OPSEC procedures during the 910th's Family Day, at the end of the event all the kids had to pick up their airplane supporting the competition's catchphrase, “If kids can do it, why can’t you?” (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah J. Tancer)

The 910th Airlift Wing hosted their annual family day weekend, Oct. 5 and 6, 2019, at Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The two-day event focused on bringing Reserve Citizen Airmen's families to the installation to acknowledge and show appreciation for their support.

Military kids from Youngstown Air Reserve Station play with a petting zoo sheep, Oct. 6, 2019, on the installation's flightline. The 910th Airlift Wing hosted their annual family day weekend. The two-day event focused on bringing Reserve Citizen Airmen's families to the installation to acknowledge and show appreciation for their support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah J. Tancer)

The 910th Airlift Wing hosted their annual family day weekend, Oct. 5 and 6, 2019, at Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The two-day event focused on bringing Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families together to acknowledge and show appreciation for family members' support of their Airmen.

Chief master sergeants from the 910th Airlift Wing cook bratwursts and hotdogs for Family Day, Oct. 6, 2019, at Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The two-day event focused on bringing Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families together to acknowledge and show appreciation for family members' support of their Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah J. Tancer)

YOUNGSTOWN AIR RESERVE STATION, Ohio --

The 910th Airlift Wing hosted their annual family day weekend, Oct. 5 and 6, 2019, at Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The two-day event focused on bringing everyone together to acknowledge and show appreciation for family members' support of their Airmen.

“All of us realize we could not serve our country without the support of our families,” said Col. Joe Janik, commander of the 910th Airlift Wing. “While we as military members are fortunate enough to put on the uniform and serve our nation, our families are the unsung heroes of our military force.”

This year’s family day included a free concert performed by Nashville recording artist Ricky Lee. The concert was sponsored by the USO of Northern Ohio.

Other activities included morning yoga on the aircraft ramp, car and motorcycle show, petting zoo, shooting simulator, hayrides, jail and bail, K-9 demonstration, various activities for kids and a haunted house provided by Airman and Family Readiness.