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A child looks through a rifle scope during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Operation Heroes is an annual event hosted by the 5th Force Support Squadron that allows military children to undergo a mock deployment to help them better understand what their parents experience abroad. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

A child looks through a rifle scope during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Operation Heroes is an annual event hosted by the 5th Force Support Squadron that allows military children to undergo a mock deployment to help them better understand what their parents experience abroad. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

A child eats an insect at the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape booth during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. During the event, children tasted Meals Ready-to-Eat, tried on gear, saw weapons displays and created custom-made dog tags. The event concluded with a redeployment line and a welcome home celebration. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

A child eats an insect at the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape booth during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. During the event, children tasted Meals Ready-to-Eat, tried on gear, saw weapons displays and created custom-made dog tags. The event concluded with a redeployment line and a welcome home celebration. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

A child sits in an ejection seat during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Operation Heroes is an annual event hosted by the 5th Force Support Squadron that allows military children to undergo a mock deployment to help them better understand what their parents experience abroad. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

A child sits in an ejection seat during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Operation Heroes is an annual event hosted by the 5th Force Support Squadron that allows military children to undergo a mock deployment to help them better understand what their parents experience abroad. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

A child receives candy after sampling a Meal Ready-to-Eat during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. During the event, children tasted Meals Ready-to-Eat, tried on gear, saw weapons displays and created custom-made dog tags. The event concluded with a redeployment line and a welcome home celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

A child receives candy after sampling a Meal Ready-to-Eat during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. During the event, children tasted Meals Ready-to-Eat, tried on gear, saw weapons displays and created custom-made dog tags. The event concluded with a redeployment line and a welcome home celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

A child receives a dog tag during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. During the event, children tasted Meals Ready-to-Eat, tried on gear, saw weapons displays and created custom-made dog tags. The event concluded with a redeployment line and a welcome home celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

A child receives a dog tag during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. During the event, children tasted Meals Ready-to-Eat, tried on gear, saw weapons displays and created custom-made dog tags. The event concluded with a redeployment line and a welcome home celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

A child colors a picture during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. During the event, children tasted Meals Ready-to-Eat, tried on gear, saw weapons displays and created custom-made dog tags. The event concluded with a redeployment line and a welcome home celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

A child colors a picture during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. During the event, children tasted Meals Ready-to-Eat, tried on gear, saw weapons displays and created custom-made dog tags. The event concluded with a redeployment line and a welcome home celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

Airman 1st Class Michael Hosfield, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal apprentice, helps a child control an EOD robot during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. During the event, children tasted Meals Ready-to -Eat, tried on gear, saw weapons displays and created custom-made dog tags. The event concluded with a redeployment line and a welcome home celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

Airman 1st Class Michael Hosfield, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal apprentice, helps a child control an EOD robot during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. During the event, children tasted Meals Ready-to -Eat, tried on gear, saw weapons displays and created custom-made dog tags. The event concluded with a redeployment line and a welcome home celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

A child poses for a photo during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Operation Heroes is an annual event hosted by the 5th Force Support Squadron that allows military children to undergo a mock deployment to help them better understand what their parents experience abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

A child poses for a photo during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Operation Heroes is an annual event hosted by the 5th Force Support Squadron that allows military children to undergo a mock deployment to help them better understand what their parents experience abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)

Ashton Trujillo participates in Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. The event simulated for families several aspects of what military members go through when they deploy.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

Ashton Trujillo participates in Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. The event simulated for families several aspects of what military members go through when they deploy.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

Operation Heroes participants are welcomed home from a simulated deployment at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. The event simulated for families several aspects of what military members go through when they deploy.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)
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Operation Heroes participants are welcomed home from a simulated deployment at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. The event simulated for families several aspects of what military members go through when they deploy.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

Ashton Trujillo launches an air rocket during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Operation Heroes is an annual event that also included gear to try on, different weapons displays and a deployment line. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)
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Ashton Trujillo launches an air rocket during Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Operation Heroes is an annual event that also included gear to try on, different weapons displays and a deployment line. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

Minot Air Force Base families check in at the Operation Heroes event at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Operation Heroes gives families the experience of what military members do when they deploy. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)
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Minot Air Force Base families check in at the Operation Heroes event at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Operation Heroes gives families the experience of what military members do when they deploy. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

Ashton Trujillo shows off his Operation Heroes dog tags at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Children from the base participated in Operation Heroes which gives them a taste of what it’s like to deploy like their parents. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)
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Ashton Trujillo shows off his Operation Heroes dog tags at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Children from the base participated in Operation Heroes which gives them a taste of what it’s like to deploy like their parents. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

Parker Trujillo gets his face painted during the Operation Heroes event at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Operation Heroes is an annual event that gives kids the experience of what their parents go through when they deploy. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)
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Parker Trujillo gets his face painted during the Operation Heroes event at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Operation Heroes is an annual event that gives kids the experience of what their parents go through when they deploy. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

Members from the 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron convoy response force help children gear up at Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Operation Heroes is an annual event that also included gear to try on, different weapons displays and a deployment line. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)
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Members from the 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron convoy response force help children gear up at Operation Heroes at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 3, 2017. Operation Heroes is an annual event that also included gear to try on, different weapons displays and a deployment line. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Operation Heroes is an annual event hosted by the 5th Force Support Squadron that allows military children to undergo a mock deployment to help them better understand what their parents experience abroad. During the event, children tasted Meals Ready-to-Eat, tried on gear, saw weapons displays and created custom-made dog tags. The event concluded with a redeployment line and a welcome home celebration. (U.S. Air Force photos/Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo and Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales)
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