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919th kids deploy for Operation Hero

“Future Airmen” await their ride to the deployment line during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th Special Operations Wing children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron building. The “little deployers” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

“Future Airmen” await their ride to the deployment line during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th Special Operations Wing children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron building. The “little deployers” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Matthew Haik passes through the security checkpoint during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th Special Operations Wing children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron building. The “little deployers” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Matthew Haik passes through the security checkpoint during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th Special Operations Wing children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron building. The “little deployers” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Members of the 919th Special Operations Wing and the families arrive at the mock in processing line during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th Special Operations Wing children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron building. The “little deployers” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Members of the 919th Special Operations Wing and the families arrive at the mock in processing line during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th Special Operations Wing children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron building. The “little deployers” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Tech. Sgt. Sedrick Dottin, 919th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Kekoa Lee tours a C-145 during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th Special Operations Wing children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron building. The “little deployers” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Tech. Sgt. Sedrick Dottin, 919th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Kekoa Lee tours a C-145 during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th Special Operations Wing children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron building. The “little deployers” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Bella Payne receives her immunizations during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th Special Operations Wing children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron building. The “little deployers” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Bella Payne receives her immunizations during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th Special Operations Wing children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron building. The “little deployers” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Matthew compares his id to his mother’s, Capt. Susan Frank, 919th Special Operation Logistics Readiness Squadron, during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th Special Operations Wing children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th SOLRS building. The “little deployers” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Matthew compares his id to his mother’s, Capt. Susan Frank, 919th Special Operation Logistics Readiness Squadron, during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th Special Operations Wing children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th SOLRS building. The “little deployers” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Col. James Phillips, 919th Special Operations Wing commander, talks to the new mock deplorer’s during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th SOW children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron building. The “little deplorer’s” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Col. James Phillips, 919th Special Operations Wing commander, talks to the new mock deplorer’s during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th SOW children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron building. The “little deplorer’s” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A “Future Airman” simulates flight on a C-145 during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th Special Operations Wing children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron building. The “little deployers” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A “Future Airman” simulates flight on a C-145 during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th Special Operations Wing children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron building. The “little deployers” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

“Future Airmen” await their ride to the deployment line during the Duke Field Operation Hero event Nov. 7. The event was a mock deployment exercise for 919th Special Operations Wing children. The exercise started with the kids receiving orders before deploying to the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron building. The “little deployers” were issued fake military ID cards, dog tags, and immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)