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Operation Hero provides deployment experience to children

Operation HERO allowed nearly 100 children of 926th Wing reservists to participate in a simulated deployment line to learn what it is like for their parents to deploy. The event featured a mission briefing, candy from each station and an obstacle course.

Staff Sgt. Andre Ward, 926th Aerospace Medicine Squadron passes out frisbees to children during Operation HERO April 6, 2019, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Operation HERO allowed nearly 100 children of 926th Wing reservists to participate in a simulated deployment line to learn what it is like for their parents to deploy. The event featured a mission briefing, candy from each station and an obstacle course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman) .

Operation HERO allowed nearly 100 children of 926th Wing reservists to participate in a simulated deployment line to learn what it is like for their parents to deploy. The event featured a mission briefing, candy from each station and an obstacle course.

Col. Michael Schultz, 926th Wing commander, gives a mission briefing to children participating in Operation HERO April 6, 2019, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Operation HERO allowed nearly 100 children of 926th Wing reservists to participate in a simulated deployment line to learn what it is like for their parents to deploy. The event featured a mission briefing, candy from each station and an obstacle course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman)

Operation HERO allowed nearly 100 children of 926th Wing reservists to participate in a simulated deployment line to learn what it is like for their parents to deploy. The event featured a mission briefing, candy from each station and an obstacle course.

Sophia Singer and Alena Singer, children of a 926th Wing reservist, collect candy and resources during Operation HERO April 6, 2019, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Operation HERO allowed nearly 100 children of 926th Wing reservists to participate in a simulated deployment line to learn what it is like for their parents to deploy. The event featured a mission briefing, candy from each station and an obstacle course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman)

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Staff Sgt. Andre Ward, 926th Aerospace Medicine Squadron passes out frisbees to children during Operation HERO April 6, 2019, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Operation HERO allowed nearly 100 children of 926th Wing reservists to participate in a simulated deployment line to learn what it is like for their parents to deploy. The event featured a mission briefing, candy from each station and an obstacle course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman) .