Nellis gets into Holiday Spirit

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, and his wife Leslie count down to the lighting of the holiday tree at the base chapel on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 4. To celebrate the holiday season, the Chapel hosted the holiday tree and menorah lighting, and Santa came to speak to children in attendance.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

Tech. Sgt. Michelle Salvatera, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aircraft Parts Store NCO in charge, cuts a ribbon on a present at the Exchange on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 8. Salvatera and other Airmen volunteered to wrap presents, free of charge, to anyone in need.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

A mother and son create a Christmas ornament at the base chapel on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 4. Many arts and crafts supplies were provided to children so they could build their own ornaments to hang on their family Christmas tree.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

Santa and a child discuss what types of presents she wants this year for Christmas at the base chapel on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 4. Santa spoke to many children at the event, and promised them gifts as long as they remained on the nice list.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

Tech. Sgt. Alex Nunez (right), 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron Nellis Support Center NCO in charge, wraps presents at the Exchange on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 8. Airmen volunteer their time every year to wrap presents, free of charge, for anyone in need of wrapped Christmas presents before the holiday season.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Airman 1st Class Zochitl Diaz, 549th Combat Training Squadron project manager, helps a family pick out a Christmas Tree during the Trees for Troops event at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 4. Trees for Troops provided Airmen and their families 500 free Christmas trees.
 
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Airmen and families wait in line to have the base of the trunk cut off of their newly-acquired Christmas Trees at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 4. The base of the trunk is cut off the tree to help it absorb water more efficiently, giving it a longer life.

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