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Operation Hero educates about deployment
Sergeant Matthew Boone, Biloxi Bomb Squad technician, shows a protective helmet worn by his team members to Mason Taykowski, son of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Justin Taykowski, 338th Training Squadron instructor, during Operation Hero at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 6, 2019. The event, hosted by the Airman and Family Readiness Center in recognition of the Month of the Military Child, gave military children a glimpse into the lives of deployed military members. Children received Operation Hero dog tags and t-shirts as they made their way through the mock deployment line as well as the opportunity to experience medical triage demonstrations, gas mask training and have their faces painted. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)