Moody brightens holidays at Tree Lighting Ceremony

Children play in the snowball pit during the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Children play in the snowball pit during the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Attendees sled down a hill during the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Attendees sled down a hill during the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Illuminated paper bags rest on a curb during the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Illuminated paper bags rest on a curb during the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Members of Team Moody along with Santa and Mrs. Claus pose for a photo during the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Members of Team Moody along with Santa and Mrs. Claus pose for a photo during the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Airman 1st Class Brandon Adler, 23d Logistic Readiness Squadron material management technician, throws candy during a parade at the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Airman 1st Class Brandon Adler, 23d Logistic Readiness Squadron material management technician, throws candy during a parade at the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Children from the Child Development Center get ready to sing during the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Children from the Child Development Center get ready to sing during the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Senior Airman Jamie Smith, Moody Air Force Base ceremonial guardsman, passes out candy during a parade at the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody AFB, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Senior Airman Jamie Smith, Moody Air Force Base ceremonial guardsman, passes out candy during a parade at the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody AFB, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Children watch as the parade goes by, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

Children watch as the parade goes by, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

Santa and Mrs. Claus wave during a parade, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

Santa and Mrs. Claus wave during a parade, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

Santa and Mrs. Claus wave during a parade, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)
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Santa and Mrs. Claus wave during a parade, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

Col. Jennifer Short, 23d Wing commander, Chief Master Sgt. Jarrod Sebastian, 23d Wing command chief, and their families throw candy during a parade at the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)
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Col. Jennifer Short, 23d Wing commander, Chief Master Sgt. Jarrod Sebastian, 23d Wing command chief, and their families throw candy during a parade at the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

Tech. Sgt. Zach Wolf, 23d Wing NCO in charge of media relations, throws candy during a parade at the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)
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Tech. Sgt. Zach Wolf, 23d Wing NCO in charge of media relations, throws candy during a parade at the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

Senior Master Sgt. Matt Jenkins, 23d Maintenance Group weapons standardization section superintendent, watches the parade with daughter Etta, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)
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Senior Master Sgt. Matt Jenkins, 23d Maintenance Group weapons standardization section superintendent, watches the parade with daughter Etta, Dec. 1, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The annual event brings the base community together as a way to show thanks for their continuous sacrifice and celebrate the holiday season. The celebration included a parade, raffle give-a-ways, children’s activities and traditional lighting of the base Christmas tree by families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

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