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Operation Hero 'deploys' families

Airman Jounel Caceres, a chaplain’s assistant, applies camouflage paint to the face of Dustin Vineyard, 13, at the deployment facility Saturday during Operation Hero.  Dustin’s parents are Master Sgt. Chad andStaff Sgt.  Casie Vineyard, 81st Training Support Squadron and 403rd Wing, respectively.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Adam Bond)

Airman Jounel Caceres, a chaplain’s assistant, applies camouflage paint to the face of Dustin Vineyard, 13, at the deployment facility Saturday during Operation Hero. Dustin’s parents are Master Sgt. Chad and Staff Sgt. Casie Vineyard, 81st Training Support Squadron and 403rd Wing, respectively. (U.S. Air Force photo by Adam Bond)

Richard Miller, 7, waits behind his sister, Adrianna, 4, as she is assisted putting thumbprints on her Operation Hero identification card by Senior Airman Roslyn Ball, 81st Training Support Squadron.  They are the children of Lt. Col. Richard and Yolany Miller, 334th Training Squadron commander.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Adam Bond)

Richard Miller, 7, waits behind his sister, Adrianna, 4, as she is assisted putting thumbprints on her Operation Hero identification card by Senior Airman Roslyn Ball, 81st Training Support Squadron. They are the children of Lt. Col. Richard and Yolany Miller, 334th Training Squadron commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Adam Bond)

Col. Richard Pierce, 81st Training Wing vice commander, answers “deployment” questions after his welcome briefing to families of deployed members Saturday during Operation Hero, sponsored by the airman and family readiness center. (U. S. Air Force photo by Adam Bond)

Col. Richard Pierce, 81st Training Wing vice commander, answers “deployment” questions after his welcome briefing Saturday during Operation Hero, sponsored by the Airman and Family Readiness Center. (U. S. Air Force photo by Adam Bond)

From left, Clayshawn Deramus, 13, waits for his turn trying on the gas mask 9-year-old Christopher Weary practices breathing through as his mom,  Staff Sgt. Tasha Weary, 81st Mission Support Squadron, watches.  Staff Sgt. James LaBelle, 81st MSS, helps to ensure the mask fits correctly.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Adam Bond)

From left, Clayshawn Deramus, 13, waits for his turn to try on a gas mask while 9-year-old Christopher Weary practices breathing as his mom, Staff Sgt. Tasha Weary, 81st Mission Support Squadron, watches. Staff Sgt. James LaBelle, 81st MSS, makes sure the mask fits correctly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Adam Bond)

Airman Stephanie Williams, 81st Training Group, creates an identification card for 4-year-old Thomas Gorline as his mom, Gretchen, watches.  His father, Chaplain (Capt.) Jeremy Gorline, is currently deployed.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Adam Bond)

Airman Stephanie Williams, 81st Training Group, creates an identification card for 4-year-old Thomas Gorline as his mom, Gretchen, watches. His father, Chaplain (Capt.) Jeremy Gorline, is currently deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Adam Bond)