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Annual North Carolina 8th Annual Operation Kids on Guard Kicks Off

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  • By by Staff Sgt. Laura J. Montgomery
  • 145th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Operation Kids on Guard is an event focused on military family dynamics and how a deployment can effect a family. The children learned the different types of jobs military members can hold with over thirty interactive and educational activities on site.

Activities for the day included a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, other airframe displays, and flights in bi-planes over the local area. Children engaged in a ropes course, a lego display provided by a local Boy Scout Troop, and various bounce houses.

After flying for the first time in a bi-plane, Gage Shelton, age 8, stated, “I loved the plane; I want to be a pilot now.”

As the day wound down, the children headed home with brand new backpacks filled with goodies, fond memories with the North Carolina Air National Guard, and a sense of what it means to serve.