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Operation XL Junior Deployers come to Laughlin

Chaplain (Capt.) William Miller, a 47th Flying Training Wing chaplain, informs an Operation XL Junior Deployer about the services offered by base chaplains on Nov. 2, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The Operation XL Junior Deployment provided children of military members an opportunity to have a glimpse at what their family members do during deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John A. Crawford)

Staff Sgt. Christopher Johnson, honor guard NCO in charge, leads a group of children during the Operation XL Junior Deployment in a workout on Nov. 2, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The Junior Deployment was an event for military children to learn about deployments through games and other events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John A. Crawford)

Two Operation XL Junior Deployers participate in a firehose drag during the Operation XL Junior Deployment on Nov. 2, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Junior Deployers were given a simulated pre-deployment, military style exercises, games, a military working dog show and a welcome home celebration followed by a lunch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John A. Crawford)

Senior Airman Charles McBride, a 47th Civil Engineer Squadron Firefighter, instructs an Operation XL Junior Deployer on how to operate a fire truck water sprayer on Nov. 2, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. At the fire department, Junior Deployers participated in a four part fire-department-themed relay race, learned Self Aid and Buddy Care (SABC) and how to operate a water sprayer truck. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John A. Crawford)

Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, coins the Operation XL Junior Deployment after having successfully completed their mock deployment day on Nov. 2, 2019 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. After the events of the day, Junior Deployers watched a MWD demonstration and were coined by Col. Gentile before having a provided lunch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John A. Crawford)

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --