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Hometown Heroes – CHKD Pediatrician

Hometown Heroes interviews Pediatrician Noëlle Gabriel, M.D. with Tidewater Children's Associates at the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, VA. When Dr. Gabriel was 10 years old her brother spent several months at the CHKD. The services given to her brother in order to save his life encouraged her to pursue...
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Hometown Heroes – Episode 104

What can we do to “Live Green"? How can we reduce our carbon footprint? And what does that even mean? On this episode of Hometown Heroes we visit the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News to answer these questions and more. And learn how we can do our part to preserve our planet for...
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Hometown Heroes – Norfolk Technical Center

The Norfolk Technical Center partnered with Norfolk Fire Rescue to create a program that would give students a hands on learning experience with firefighting. This segment of Hometown Heroes follows instructor Joseph Scott, a retired Norfolk firefighter, who now teaches the course for the Norfolk Technical Center. But this isn't the only program offered by...
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Hometown Heroes – Military Aviation Museum

In this segment of Hometown Heroes we interview volunteers of the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach. Tom Owen, Senior Docent and Aircraft Handler; Roy "Flash" Gordon, Docent; and Lars Stampe, Docent; share what they love about the museum and its treasures. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=SNQOr2sjCnw There are tons of activities for all ages at the Military Aviation Museum!...

Hometown Heroes – K9 Training

Canines have been used in law enforcement dating back to the late 1800's. Their keen sense of smell, loyalty, and ability to guard; give them key traits for being able to serve and protect. Hometown Heroes visited the Gloucester County Sheriff's Office and spoke with Sergeant Brad Simmons, Sheriff Darrell W. Warren, Jr, and Master...
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Hometown Heroes – Overcoming Adversity

Being strong is more than being physically fit. It is also about being mentally and emotionally fit. Staff Sergeant Justin Dansby is a prime example of someone who has undergone adversity and has found the resilience to rise above it. Watch this Hometown Heroes segment to hear of his inspirational journey! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSZQiKThnAw More than 30 years...
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Hometown Heroes – First female single-ship demonstration pilot

The F-16 Fighting Falcon, often referred to as the Viper, was first flown in 1976. It's currently the most popular fighter jet, known for its maneuverability. The F-16 is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. Its speed can exceed 1500 mph! Captain Zoe Kotnik made history as the first female single-ship demonstration pilot in this Hometown Heroes...
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Hometown Heroes – Stop Abuse, Spectrum Puppets

Stop Abuse, powered by Spectrum Puppets, was created in 1986 with the goal to prevent child sexual abuse by raising awareness through education, detection, and referral. Regina Marscheider, the Executive Director of Stop Abuse, gives Hometown Heroes an inside look into her musical marionette program. The show Simon Says...Just Tell, teaches children to recognize,...
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Hometown Heroes – Episode 103

On this episode of Hometown Heroes, we visit the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach where we get a peek at five decades of war planes! Then fast forward to take a look at a historic flight in an F-16 Viper at Langley Air Force Base. Check out a program between Norfolk City Schools and...
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Hometown Heroes – An Achievable Dream Academy

An Achievable Dream Academy in Newport News has a Hometown Hero of its own. Staff Security Officer Anthony Brickhouse is a staple to the community and to this school as he ensures the safety of all of its students. He helps create an environment where each and every child can blossom and go above...