Photo Story - A glimpse into deployment through Operation KIDS

U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, speaks to the group of children and their parents in the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Service at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2017. Mills thanked and awarded the instructors as well as congratulated the children for completing the daylong event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, speaks to the group of children and their parents in the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Service at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2017. Mills thanked and awarded the instructors as well as congratulated the children for completing the daylong event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Parents welcome home their children in the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Service at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2017. In spirit of an actual homecoming, children were welcomed with music and the cheers of their loved ones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Parents welcome home their children in the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Service at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2017. In spirit of an actual homecoming, children were welcomed with music and the cheers of their loved ones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Army Pvt. Sean Conaway, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion trainee, teaches kids how to throw dummy grenades during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Service at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2017. Operation KIDS taught children about deployment related material such as grenade and weapon safety where the kids also rescued a prisoner of war while clearing a mock village. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Army Pvt. Sean Conaway, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion trainee, teaches kids how to throw dummy grenades during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Service at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2017. Operation KIDS taught children about deployment related material such as grenade and weapon safety where the kids also rescued a prisoner of war while clearing a mock village. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Buses carrying the children participating in Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Service are welcomed home by two streams of water from firetrucks at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2017. The kids experienced what a deployment may be like when a parent has to deploy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Buses carrying the children participating in Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Service are welcomed home by two streams of water from firetrucks at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2017. The kids experienced what a deployment may be like when a parent has to deploy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Volunteers assist participants of Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Services don helmets at the Afghan Village of Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2017. This was the largest iteration of Operation KIDS with 100 children from the base and local community participating. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

Volunteers assist participants of Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Services don helmets at the Afghan Village of Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2017. This was the largest iteration of Operation KIDS with 100 children from the base and local community participating. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

A participant of Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Services picks up a water container before running an obstacle course at the Afghan Village on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2017. During Operation KIDS, volunteer children interacted in simulated deployed environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

A participant of Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Services picks up a water container before running an obstacle course at the Afghan Village on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2017. During Operation KIDS, volunteer children interacted in simulated deployed environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Scott Cline, 312th Training Squadron commander, watches his kids participate in an obstacle course during Operation Kids Investigation Deployment Services at the Afghan Village on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2017. The 17th Force Support Squadron and base volunteers hosted the event, coordinating with each other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Scott Cline, 312th Training Squadron commander, watches his kids participate in an obstacle course during Operation Kids Investigation Deployment Services at the Afghan Village on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4, 2017. The 17th Force Support Squadron and base volunteers hosted the event, coordinating with each other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Tea --

Starting at the Vance Deployment Center and ending at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy, children spent the day participating in activates and military style learning about deployments during Operation Kids Investigating Deployment Service at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 4.

Children used paintball guns to learn about weapon safety, learned how to read maps, cleared mock villages, ran an obstacle course, and were welcomed home by their families as if it was a real homecoming. The goal for the event was to give the children an idea of what it is like for military members to deploy.