Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes

What does it take to be a hero? Courage? Honor? A commitment to serve others? Heroes may wear a uniform…or not. Join us as we salute…Hometown Heroes.

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
In 1607, the "first landing" of 104 English settlers was in Cape Henry, named after Prince Henry of England at the time. This had marked the beginning of the American Colony history. On September 5, 1781, The Battle of...
Katherine G. Johnson, a human super computer and brilliant mathematician, calculated trajectories and played a major key role in the U.S. space flight program, including the Apollo 11 moon landing. She lived a remarkable life as being one of...
Circle A Home For Horses is a non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates over 45 horses in their pastures. Each volunteer (mostly Navy sailors) takes time out of their days each week to feed, groom, and ride each horse...
Founder, Eric Newman, was diagnosed with liver cancer when he was 3 years old. But by some sort of miracle, he beat the odds and has been in remission ever since. Eric was determined there was a reason he...
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