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Military children are escorted to the next check list item 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)

Military children are escorted to the next check list item 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)

Carlos Cadet, Jr., son of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jalisa Cadet, Keesler Marine Detachment administration clerk, runs through an obstacle course as he is escorted by Cpl. Davis Steiner, Keesler MARDET instructor, and followed by Pfc. Janathan Singh, Keesler MARDET student, 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)

Carlos Cadet, Jr., son of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jalisa Cadet, Keesler Marine Detachment administration clerk, runs through an obstacle course as he is escorted by Cpl. Davis Steiner, Keesler MARDET instructor, and followed by Pfc. Janathan Singh, Keesler MARDET student, 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)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brock Mauldin, 81st Medical Support Squadron education and training self aid buddy care wing advisor, provides a medical triage demonstration to military children 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)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brock Mauldin, 81st Medical Support Squadron education and training self aid buddy care wing advisor, provides a medical triage demonstration to military children 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)

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)

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)

Emily Quigley, daughter of U.S. Air Force Col. Marcia Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, tries on a gas mask 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)

Emily Quigley, daughter of U.S. Air Force Col. Marcia Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, tries on a gas mask 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)

U.S. Air Force Airman Basic Lavelle Hagan, 335th Training Squadron student, applies "war paint" on Channing Harrigan, son of Tech. Sgt. Lindzi Rodrigue, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutics Squadron unit program coordinator, 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)

U.S. Air Force Airman Basic Lavelle Hagan, 335th Training Squadron student, applies "war paint" on Channing Harrigan, son of Tech. Sgt. Lindzi Rodrigue, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutics Squadron unit program coordinator, 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)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Blank, 81st Medical Operations Squadron nurse, helps his son, Carson, choose an event dog tag 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)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Blank, 81st Medical Operations Squadron nurse, helps his son, Carson, choose an event dog tag 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)

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