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Military families cheer on first responders

McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog sit in a truck bed and wave from the back of a convoy of first responder vehicles.

McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog wave from the back of a convoy of first responder vehicles during a Heroes through Housing event at Vogelweh Military Complex and Kapaun Air Station, Germany, May 22, 2020. First responders from the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron, 86th Security Forces Squadron, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron Vogelweh Fire Department, 92nd Military Police Company, Department of Emergency Services Fire Department and Military Police, and Kaiserslautern Polizei participated in the event. The convoy drove through military family housing with lights and sirens to highlight good community relations and enhance morale. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

Military families stand on a sidewalk and wave to a passing fire truck.

Military families cheer and wave American flags for first responders during a Heroes through Housing event at Vogelweh Military Complex and Kapaun Air Station, Germany, May 22, 2020. A convoy of 17 first responder vehicles made its way through military family housing to raise morale. The 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron, which oversees security for nine installations, organized the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

Three children hold signs and wave to first responders in a passing fire truck.

Left to right: Audrey Gomez, Paislee Ruder and Meloney Gomez, all military dependents, hold signs and wave to first responders during a Heroes through Housing event at Vogelweh Military Complex and Kapaun Air Station, Germany, May 22, 2020. The event included first responders from several units, including the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron, which organized the convoy. The 569 USFPS is responsible for an area of 1,100 square miles, roughly the size of Rhode Island. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

A child holds a thank you sign.

Meloney Gomez, a military dependent, holds a sign for first responders during a Heroes through Housing event at Vogelweh Military Complex and Kapaun Air Station, Germany, May 22, 2020. Military families cheered on the convoy of first responder vehicles to show support for all their work keeping the community safe. The 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron responded to 3,500 calls in the last year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

Three children hold thank you signs for first responders.

Left to right: Caiden C. Chapman, and Cameron and Nathan Cruz, all military dependents, hold signs they made to thank first responders during a Heroes through Housing event at Vogelweh Military Complex and Kapaun Air Station, Germany, May 22, 2020. A convoy of emergency response vehicles, organized by the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron, drove through military housing to enhance morale and show support for the community. The 569 USFPS has an off-base mission and is the last security police unit in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

Two Airmen stand with McGruff the Crime Dog.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Tyler J. Hughes, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron commander, left, and Staff Sgt. Jonathan Diaz, 569 USFPS police services noncommissioned officer in charge, right, pose for a photo with McGruff the Crime Dog during a Heroes through Housing event at Vogelweh Military Complex and Kapaun Air Station, Germany, May 22, 2020. The first responders who participated in the event wore cloth face coverings to set an example of practicing proper COVID-19 safety measures to the community. Operations tempo was never deterred by COVID-19, as first responders adjusted to safety measures and continued to provide law enforcement for the Kaiserslautern Military Community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

A large group of first responders stand in a parking lot.

First responders from the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron, 86th Security Forces Squadron, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron Vogelweh Fire Department, 92nd Military Police Company, Department of Emergency Services Fire Department and Military Police, and Kaiserslautern Polizei pose for a photo after a Heroes through Housing event at Vogelweh Military Complex and Kapaun Air Station, Germany, May 22, 2020. The group drove a convoy of first responder vehicles, organized by the 569 USFPS, through military family housing to show support for the Kaiserslautern Military Community and enhance morale. Units like the 569 USFPS work hand in hand with the German Polizei to serve and protect the KMC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

VOGELWEH MILITARY COMPLEX, Germany --

First responders from the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron, 86th Security Forces Squadron, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron Vogelweh Fire Department, 92nd Military Police Company, Department of Emergency Services Fire Department and Military Police, and Kaiserslautern Polizei participated in a Heroes through Housing event at Vogelweh Military Complex and Kapaun Air Station, Germany, May 22, 2020.