Atlanta Ramps Up to Honor Air Force:

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue hosted a kickoff for USAF’s 60th anniversary celebration this week in Atlanta, marking the start of events that will run up to Atlanta’s Air Force Week celebration from Oct. 8-14. The theme for USAF’s 60th anniversary is “Heritage to Horizons.” Air Force Reserve Command is hosting the Atlanta events and MSgt. John Cowman, who is co-chairman of Atlanta’s Air Force Week committee and a Reserve loadmaster at Dobbins ARB, Ga., said that current plans include partnering with the Georgia Air Show in Peachtree City and the Air Force Ball in Cobb County.