Helping Children Understand Deployment

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  • By Brian Dietrick
  • 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Has your child ever wondered what it would be like to go on deployment like many of our WPAFB Airmen who deploy all over the world? KUDOS, or Kids Understanding Deployment Operations, is a fun-filled way that allows children to understand why deployments are important and to answer any questions that may come along during the deployment process.

KUDOS will be held on Friday, August 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Bass Lake and all activities are designed for ages 5 to 13. The event is open to all military and civilian children and space is limited to 50 children so be sure to register early!

“The events are designed to help children work through questions about deployments by engaging in a simulated deployment process,” said Master Sgt. Joseph Gillispie, Readiness SNCO, Airman and Family Readiness Center. It will be a fun way to show and experience pre-mobilization and mission preparedness.”

To sign up or to receive additional information, please contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center at (937) 257-3592 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.