Events

December 12, 2013

A Starry, Snowy, Southwest Night at D-M

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 
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Children of deployed Airmen assist Santa Claus in flipping the switch that lights up the base Christmas tree during the "Starry, Snowy, Southwest Night."

A free family event was held in the base chapel parking lot here Dec. 3. The tenth annual “Starry, Snowy, Southwest Night” was organized by Outdoor Recreation and the Base Chapel with 23 volunteer Airmen assisting during the event. Fifty tons of snow were split into two areas for people of all ages to play in and an ice rink was set up for ice skating. Other festivities included hayrides and photos with Santa. Hot chocolate and fresh baked cookies were provided.”It’s just really great for the kids because they miss out on snow being in Arizona,” said Staff Sgt. Robert Bass, 755th Operation Support Squadron. “They got to come out and have a night of winter–real winter. “Col. Greg Williams, 355th Mission Support Group commander, welcomed everyone in attendance then introduced Santa during a tree lighting ceremony. Santa invited children of deployed Airmen to assist him in lighting the base Christmas tree. Approximately 2,200 people came out to enjoy the festivities.

Members of the base skate around an ice rink during the “Starry, Snowy, Southwest Night” event. The event provided a winter experience for families of the base who would normally miss out due to Arizona’s typically warm weather.

People attending the “Starry, Snowy, Southwest Night” event play in the snow at Davis-Monthan on Dec. 3. Fifty tons of snow was made for the event that brought out approximately 2,200 people.




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