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Operation Dyess Kids 2019

A child tries samples of a Meal, Ready to Eat during Operation Dyess Kids at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019.

A child tries samples of a Meal, Ready to Eat during Operation Dyess Kids at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019. Children could try from a variety of main courses and sides to include spinach alfredo and spaghetti. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Susan Roberts)

Staff Sgt. Jalen Snyder, 7th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, reloads a toy gun for Sapphire Johnson, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Johnson, 489th Bomb Group command support staff NCO in charge, during Operation Dyess Kids at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019.

Staff Sgt. Jalen Snyder, 7th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, reloads a toy gun for Sapphire Johnson, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Johnson, 489th Bomb Group command support staff NCO in charge, during Operation Dyess Kids at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019. Children could visit various stations including explosive ordnance disposal, fire protection and B-1B Lancer and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft static displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Susan Roberts)

Rhett Griffin, son of Airman 1st Class Benjamin Griffin, 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-130J Super Hercules crew chief, crawls through an obstacle course during Operation Dyess Kids at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019.

Rhett Griffin, son of Airman 1st Class Benjamin Griffin, 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-130J Super Hercules crew chief, crawls through an obstacle course during Operation Dyess Kids at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019. Children could interact with various stations to learn about different Air Force jobs during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Susan Roberts)

Families wait to board a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during Operation Dyess Kids at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019.

Families wait to board a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during Operation Dyess Kids at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019. ODK allows military children to go through a simulated deployment to give them an idea of what their parents go through before deploying. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Susan Roberts)

1st Lt. Alexander Bollwitt, 40th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, middle, briefs children on their mission during Operation Dyess Kids on Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019.

1st Lt. Alexander Bollwitt, 40th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, middle, briefs children on their mission during Operation Dyess Kids on Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019. At ODK, children experience a variety of stations to help them understand what their parents experience during a deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Susan Roberts)

Nathan Guzman, son of Staff Sgt. Benjamin Guzman, 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft debriefer, receives dog tags during Operation Dyess Kids at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019.

Nathan Guzman, son of Staff Sgt. Benjamin Guzman, 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft debriefer, receives dog tags during Operation Dyess Kids at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019. Children went through a simulated pre-deployment function line to receive all their supplies before deploying to their area of responsibility on the flight line. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Susan Roberts)

Peyton Hammond, son of Senior Master Sgt. Julie Hammond, 7th Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor, receives face paint from Candice Kissam, daughter of Master Sgt. Chris Kissam, 7th Bomb Wing religious affairs superintendent, during Operation Dyess Kids at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019.

Peyton Hammond, son of Senior Master Sgt. Julie Hammond, 7th Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor, receives face paint from Candice Kissam, daughter of Master Sgt. Chris Kissam, 7th Bomb Wing religious affairs superintendent, during Operation Dyess Kids at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019. ODK teaches military children in an interactive way what their parents experience when they deploy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Susan Roberts)

Sapphire Johnson, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Johnson, 489th Bomb Group command support staff NCO in charge, calls the room to attention for Col. Ed Sumangil, 7th Bomb Wing commander, during Operation Dyess Kids at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019.

Sapphire Johnson, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Johnson, 489th Bomb Group command support staff NCO in charge, calls the room to attention for Col. Ed Sumangil, 7th Bomb Wing commander, during Operation Dyess Kids at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019. Col. Sumangil briefed children on their mission, which was to have fun and learn about the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Susan Roberts)

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- A child tries samples of a Meal, Ready to Eat during Operation Dyess Kids at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 28, 2019. Children could try from a variety of main courses and sides to include spinach alfredo and spaghetti. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Susan Roberts)