The Airman and Family Readiness Center, responsible for family members’ programs during deployments, have planned this event in order for children to experience what happens when their mom or dad deploys overseas.
During the event, children will go through the exact same process as military members go through to prepare for a deployment.
Pre-deployment events include being issued an identification card, dog tags, attending briefings, and meeting base leadership. Children will then “deploy” to various locations to give the children the experience of deployment training and equipment. There will be displays by military working dog teams, explosive ordnance teams, medical, chemical gear and fire department. Children are encouraged to wear their parent’s uniform top at the event.