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Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Tech. Sgt. Michelle Thomas, left, helps Elizabeth Palmer put on chemical gear as Hill Air Force Base hosts more than 700 children from local elementary schools for Kids Deployment Day Thursday, April 12, 2012.

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Elementary school students had the opportunity to learn about military deployment during an event Thursday.

The event, called Kids Deployment Day, gave children age 12 and younger an opportunity to experience a mock deployment processing line with dog tag issues, gas mask fittings, military working dog demos, entomology exhibits, among other things.