Keesler holds annual Operation Hero

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Keesler Air Force Base will host its annual, Operation Hero event, at the corner of Second Street and E Street from 9-11 a.m., Oct. 10. 

This event gives Keesler's dependent children the opportunity to experience what a deployment is like for their parents.

Children will receive a pre-deployment mission briefing, go through a deployment line to collect their gear, put on "war paint," and "deploy" to an undisclosed location.

The event also includes a night vision tent, Meals Ready to Eat tasting, a K-9 demonstration and several military vehicles for the kids to enjoy. 

Media interested in covering this event should contact Public Affairs at 228-377-2783 or email by 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9.