Hometown Heroes

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Hometown Heroes- Episode 108

They conduct search and rescue, save lives and help people in distress. They protect property and keep our ports safe. On this episode of “Hometown Heroes", we spend time with the U.S. Coast Guard. We'll also meet heroes who make differences on the pier at Buckroe Beach, in the surf at Virginia Beach and...
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Hometown Heroes – Episode 107

On this episode of Hometown Heroes we meet people who inspire us to be the best we can be every day. One man, who says he has 25 sons, brings hope and joy to young men on the football field and to their moms. We'll get to know a family whose hope is renewed...
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Hometown Heroes- Episode 106

Join us as we visit Fort Story in Virginia Beach, the home of the first federal construction project authorized by President George Washington after the Revolutionary War. We'll meet a group of medical professionals who have created a way for more people to have access to medical care. As we take a trip on...
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Hometown Heroes – Shutdown 757 Falcons

In 2016, Antoine Bethea and Elton Brown's vision was to expose our student-athletes to NFL related practices on the field and to equip them with tutoring and mentoring initiatives that position their football and cheer participants for life-long success. For three seasons now, Shutdown 757 Falcons continue to make that dream come to life...
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Hometown Heroes: Marine Air Facility

In Quantico of July 1918, two kite balloons were flown to search artillery fire; thus beginning Aviation. Today, Marine Corps Air Facility in Quantico executes a "no fail" mission to support HMX-1 and their Presidential lift mission. The MCAF did not begin until after World War 1 when they realized they could do more than...
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Hometown Heroes: Holocaust Remembrance

1945. The Final Solution. What a tragic time in history; not just to Germany, but the entire world. The Holocaust is one of the most painful and heartbreaking events in our history that we hope to never relive and never forget. Holocaust survivor, Nicole Yancey, spoke about her personal experience during the Holocaust and how...
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Hometown Heroes: Marine Corps Air Facility

Fort Story is a training facility for the Marines, Army and Navy here in Virginia. It is for "logistic-over-the-shore" operations that train troops into practicing the transfer of military cargo from ship to shore and also on special equipment used. By using dunes, beaches, deep water anchorage, different tide conditions and more, there are...
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Hometown Heroes: Promethean Group

Homeless? Without Healthcare? Need a check-up and can't afford it? Well you're in luck! Promethean Group is a nonprofit organization r(un by volunteers) that is a mobile Primary care provider for those who need it but have no way of paying for a visit.Not only do they treat the homeless, but those without insurance...
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Hometown Heroes: VB Strong

On May 31, 2019....tragedy struck too close to home. A shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center left 12 dead and 4 injured and hospitalized. First responders were there in minutes. The shooter, who allegedly carried and armed with a 45-caliber handgun with a suppressor. to the scene, eventually was captured after a long...
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Hometown Heroes: Clean the Bay

As several thousand volunteers along the Commonwealth come together for this special day, hundreds of miles of shore lines and streams are cleaned fro debris and litter by the tons. 3500 volunteers gathered at about 200 different sites all over Virginia; moving and collecting over 45000 pounds of debris and litter. Boats even cleaning...