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Month of the Military Child Parade salutes local children

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Month of the Military Child paraders line vehicles up to drive around base housing, April 24, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The Month of the Military Child started with a proclamation signed by the base commander and local mayor, April 1, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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Base residents watch as the Month of the Military Child parade drives around base housing, April 24, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. During the month, supporters of the cause wore purple to symbolize all branches of the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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Base residents wave at the 58th Airlift Squadron’s mascot as part of the Month of the Military Child parade, April 24, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Month of the Military Child is a time to salute military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

People wave at a parade

Base residents watch as the Month of the Military Child parade drives around base housing, April 24, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. This year’s parade featured 12 vehicles from different units around the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

Cars line up for a parade

Vehicles in the Month of the Military Child parade line up to drive around base housing, April 24, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Attendants of the parade included members from the 97th Civil Engineer, 97th Security Forces Squadron, 97th Operations Support Squadron, 97th Wing Staff Agencies, and the 58th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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A member for the Month of the Military Child parade prepares to throw candy to children, April 24, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Candy was tossed out during the parade for children and base residents to enjoy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

people wave at a parade

Base residents wave at 97th Air Mobility Wing mascots as part of the Month of the Military Child parade, April 24, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The mascots present for the parade were Earl the safety squirrel, Sparky the fire dog, Twisty the tornado and the 58th Airlift Squadron’s rat mascot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

Members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing joined together to give a final salute to military children with a vehicle patrol parade around the base housing, April 24, 2021. April is the Month of the Military Child - a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, particularly the children of military members serving at home and overseas.

 

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