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Dobbins Air Reserve Base

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This story is part of WABE's project called "Atlanta Asks," in which we invite our audience to ask us questions so we can find the answer.

Shannon J Gilliam asks: "Is Atlanta a friendly city towards active-duty military? I know there is a sizeable amount of reservist in the metro area but few active."

The interior of a new Containerized Biocontainment System made for transport by the State Department and MRI Global from Kansas City, Missouri. Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia has recently been chosen as the host for the units.
Courtesy of U.S. Air Force Photo

Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia is home to a new containerized biocontainment system. The new system, just announced last month by the U.S State Department, allows for the safe transportation of infectious patients – such as the Ebola patients from West Africa last year.

Dobbins was selected because of its close proximity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other world-class health facilities like Emory University.

Credit Brad Fallin

Documents WABE obtained from Cobb County through the Georgia Open Records Act  show a proposed Atlanta Braves stadium in Cobb County could complicate operations at nearby Dobbins Air Reserve Base.

A stadium that close to Dobbins Air Reserve Base could pose an issue to airfield operations. That’s according to an email written by base airfield operations manager Clarence Miller.