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.

At NASA Langley Research Center, there are many departments involved in helping send rockets, astronauts, and rovers to space! One department in particular is the Aerothermodynamics branch.The Aerothermodynamics branch (a combination between aerodynamics and thermodynamics), is run by department...
NASA Langley Research Center, located in Hampton, Virginia, works to make revolutionary improvements to expand and understand space exploration and the Earth's atmosphere. Compiled of nearly 200 facilities, and employing over 3,400 members, it's no wonder that Langley is...
The Eagle has landed! We're going back to the Moon! NASA is planning a mission to return to the Moon in 2024! 55 years after Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and the Apollo 11 mission made the first manned landing on...
The benefits of horseback riding are incredible! Which is why horse lovers give their time to help others at organizations like Equi-Kids in Virginia Beach. Equi-Kids Therapeutic Riding Program was founded in 1989 and serves over 137 individuals on a weekly...
Fifty years after Neal Armstrong made his historic leap for mankind by stepping onto the moon, NASA has gotten a new and exciting mission. Join us on this visit to NASA's Langley Research center in Hampton, Virginia to see...
Hometown Heroes interviews Master Police Officer Marie Carr, who is currently assigned to Kempsville Middle School as their School Resource Officer. Her mission is to keep the students and faculty safe, and to keep the school crime free. Officer Carr...
The Joint Culinary Training Exercise held in Fort Lee, Virginia is the largest military culinary competition in North America. With multiple categories to compete in, all branches of the military participate. Try making a 4-course meal under 850 calories! These competitions...
Hometown Heroes visited the Virginia Living Museum located in Newport News. The museum has been around since 1966 when it was first developed as a "Junior Nature Museum and Planetarium" It has since evolved into the "Virginia Living Museum"...
The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is an aircraft carrier and the second ship to bear the 16th United States President's name. She laid keel in Newport News, VA on November 3rd, 1984, was christened four years later, and commissioned...
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...
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