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Luke AFB youth experience a child-friendly deployment during Operation K.I.D.S.

A military child receives a pretend common access card and a copy of his orders to deploy to a fictional location during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Services, Nov. 13, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Operation K.I.D.S. is an event organized by the Airman and Family Readiness Center as an educational experience to help Luke’s youth understand what is involved in deployment preparation and execution. The A&FRC takes care of Airmen and their families by providing educational resources and holding events such as Operation K.I.D.S., which gives children a better understanding of their parents’ sacrifice and dedication, and allows a dialog within families about deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Carter)

A military child receives a pretend common access card and a copy of his orders to deploy to a fictional location during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Services, Nov. 13, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Operation K.I.D.S. is an event organized by the Airman and Family Readiness Center as an educational experience to help Luke’s youth understand what is involved in deployment preparation and execution. The A&FRC takes care of Airmen and their families by providing educational resources and holding events such as Operation K.I.D.S., which gives children a better understanding of their parents’ sacrifice and dedication, and allows a dialog within families about deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Carter)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gabriella Zuniga, 56th Medical Group medical technician, explains immunizations and viruses of concern to military children during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Services Nov. 13, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Operation K.I.D.S. is an event that included a mock pre-deployment line with visits to finance, medical, the American Red Cross, key spouse and chapel personnel, as an imitation of what their parents experience prior to deploying. The Airman and Family Readiness Center takes care of Airmen and their families by providing educational resources and holding events such as Operation K.I.D.S., which gives children a better understanding of their parents’ sacrifice and dedication, and allows a dialog within families about deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Carter)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gabriella Zuniga, 56th Medical Group medical technician, explains immunizations and viruses of concern to military children during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Services Nov. 13, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Operation K.I.D.S. is an event that included a mock pre-deployment line with visits to finance, medical, the American Red Cross, key spouse and chapel personnel, as an imitation of what their parents experience prior to deploying. The Airman and Family Readiness Center takes care of Airmen and their families by providing educational resources and holding events such as Operation K.I.D.S., which gives children a better understanding of their parents’ sacrifice and dedication, and allows a dialog within families about deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Carter)

A military child receives a finance briefing as part of Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Services Nov. 13, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Operation K.I.D.S. is an event that included a mock pre-deployment line with visits to finance, medical, the American Red Cross, key spouse and chapel personnel, as an imitation of what their parents experience prior to deploying. The Airman and Family Readiness Center takes care of Airmen and their families by providing educational resources and holding events such as Operation K.I.D.S., which gives children a better understanding of their parents’ sacrifice and dedication, and allows a dialog within families about deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Carter)

A military child receives a finance briefing as part of Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Services Nov. 13, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Operation K.I.D.S. is an event that included a mock pre-deployment line with visits to finance, medical, the American Red Cross, key spouse and chapel personnel, as an imitation of what their parents experience prior to deploying. The Airman and Family Readiness Center takes care of Airmen and their families by providing educational resources and holding events such as Operation K.I.D.S., which gives children a better understanding of their parents’ sacrifice and dedication, and allows a dialog within families about deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Carter)

Airmen from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department inform military children about what it takes to be a firefighter during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Services Nov. 13, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Operation K.I.D.S. had similar aspects of a deployment within a simulated deployed location and included information booths with unit representatives from readiness, fire department, security forces, and aircraft maintenance.  The Airman and Family Readiness Center takes care of Airmen and their families by providing educational resources and holding events such as Operation K.I.D.S., which gives children a better understanding of their parents’ sacrifice and dedication, and allows a dialog within families about deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Carter)

Airmen from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department inform military children about what it takes to be a firefighter during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Services Nov. 13, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Operation K.I.D.S. had similar aspects of a deployment within a simulated deployed location and included information booths with unit representatives from readiness, fire department, security forces, and aircraft maintenance. The Airman and Family Readiness Center takes care of Airmen and their families by providing educational resources and holding events such as Operation K.I.D.S., which gives children a better understanding of their parents’ sacrifice and dedication, and allows a dialog within families about deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Carter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Karen Caraballo, 56th Security Forces Squadron defender, helps a military child put on protective gear during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Services Nov. 13, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Operation K.I.D.S. had similar aspects of a deployment within a simulated deployed location and included information booths with unit representatives from readiness, fire department, security forces, and aircraft maintenance.  The Airman and Family Readiness Center takes care of Airmen and their families by providing educational resources and holding events such as Operation K.I.D.S., which gives children a better understanding of their parents’ sacrifice and dedication, and allows a dialog within families about deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Carter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Karen Caraballo, 56th Security Forces Squadron defender, helps a military child put on protective gear during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Services Nov. 13, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Operation K.I.D.S. had similar aspects of a deployment within a simulated deployed location and included information booths with unit representatives from readiness, fire department, security forces, and aircraft maintenance. The Airman and Family Readiness Center takes care of Airmen and their families by providing educational resources and holding events such as Operation K.I.D.S., which gives children a better understanding of their parents’ sacrifice and dedication, and allows a dialog within families about deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Carter)

Military children receive pretend common access cards and a copy of orders to deploy to a fictional location during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Services, Nov. 13, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Operation K.I.D.S. is an event organized by the Airman and Family Readiness Center as an educational experience to help Luke’s youth understand what is involved in deployment preparation and execution. The A&FRC takes care of Airmen and their families by providing educational resources and holding events such as Operation K.I.D.S., which gives children a better understanding of their parents’ sacrifice and dedication, and allows a dialog within families about deployments. (U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Amber Carter)