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Kids deploy at Operation Hero

The side of the MADD building became a busy deployed location as part of the 919th Special Operations Wing’s Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4.  The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

The side of the MADD building became a busy deployed location as part of the 919th Special Operations Wing’s Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4. The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

New 919th Special Operations Wing deployers grab a treat before their mission during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4.  The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

New 919th Special Operations Wing deployers grab a treat before their mission during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4. The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer dons his war paint before a mission during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4.  The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer dons his war paint before a mission during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4. The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A jet streaks overhead as families check out a C-145A Skytruck display during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4.  The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A jet streaks overhead as families check out a C-145A Skytruck display during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4. The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer accepts her “vaccination” prior to their mission during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4.  The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer accepts her “vaccination” prior to their mission during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4. The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer tries to walk a straight line wearing “drunk goggles” during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4.  The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer tries to walk a straight line wearing “drunk goggles” during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4. The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer receives some “medicine” prior to their mission during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4.  The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer receives some “medicine” prior to their mission during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4. The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer marvels at C-145A Skytruck during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4.  The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer marvels at C-145A Skytruck during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4. The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer doesn’t want to receive his “vaccination” prior to their mission during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4.  The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer doesn’t want to receive his “vaccination” prior to their mission during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4. The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

The 919th Special Operations Wing commander, Col. James Phillips, briefs his new troops prior to their deployment during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4.  The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
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The 919th Special Operations Wing commander, Col. James Phillips, briefs his new troops prior to their deployment during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4. The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer high-fives Captain America before moving out during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4.  The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
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A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer high-fives Captain America before moving out during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4. The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer gives himself a check-up prior to their mission during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4.  The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
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A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer gives himself a check-up prior to their mission during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4. The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer checks out the view from the pilot seat of a C-145A Skytruck during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4.  The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
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A new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer checks out the view from the pilot seat of a C-145A Skytruck during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4. The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A Wingman “helps” a new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer complete her push-ups during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4.  The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
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A Wingman “helps” a new 919th Special Operations Wing deployer complete her push-ups during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4. The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Tech. Sgt. Mark Webb, 919th Special Operations Wing, hands out some “spending money” from finance to a new deployer before their mission during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4.  The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
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Tech. Sgt. Mark Webb, 919th Special Operations Wing, hands out some “spending money” from finance to a new deployer before their mission during the Operation Hero event at Duke Field, Fla., March 4. The wing held a mock deployment for the Reserve children to include a deployment line, simulated flight and a “down range” location with games and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)