Annual Cookie Drive sweetens holidays for Airmen

Senior Master Sgt. Regina Dockens, right, 23d Communications Squadron first sergeant, gives a bag of cookies to Airman 1st Class Theophilus Agyare, 23d Contracting Squadron contracting specialist, during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 5, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Senior Master Sgt. Regina Dockens, right, 23d Communications Squadron first sergeant, gives a bag of cookies to Airman 1st Class Theophilus Agyare, 23d Contracting Squadron contracting specialist, during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 5, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Airmen assigned to the 23d Communications Squadron pose for a photo during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 5, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Airmen assigned to the 23d Communications Squadron pose for a photo during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 5, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

A cookie tub rests on a table during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 4, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

A cookie tub rests on a table during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 4, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Stacey Gingrich, left, spouse of Col. Jason Gingrich, 347th Rescue Group commander, and Master Sgt. Stephanie Ruepp, 38th Rescue Squadron unit training manager, pose for a photo during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 4, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Stacey Gingrich, left, spouse of Col. Jason Gingrich, 347th Rescue Group commander, and Master Sgt. Stephanie Ruepp, 38th Rescue Squadron unit training manager, pose for a photo during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 4, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Team Moody spouses share a laugh while packing cookies during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 4, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Team Moody spouses share a laugh while packing cookies during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 4, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Marcie Chastain, left, Rena Hall, and Elaine McPherson, Team Moody military spouses, pack cookies into bags during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 4, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Marcie Chastain, left, Rena Hall, and Elaine McPherson, Team Moody military spouses, pack cookies into bags during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 4, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Col. Justin Demarco, 23d Wing vice commander, fills bags with cookies during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 4, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Col. Justin Demarco, 23d Wing vice commander, fills bags with cookies during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 4, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --

Team Moody spouses packaged cookies for dorm Airmen during the Annual Moody Airmen Cookie Drive, Dec. 4-5, here.

Local organizations, Airmen and spouses donated more than 8,000 cookies to approximately 700 dorm residents to show appreciation for the Airmen during the holidays.

“Some of [the Airmen] might not be able to go home, whether they can’t afford it or have to work,” said Danielle Curley, spouse of Col. Michael Curley, 23d Fighter Group commander. “So it’s just a little holiday cheer to say ‘Thanks, we’re thinking of you, and hope you have a wonderful holiday.’”

Airman 1st Class Brandon Brantle, 23d Force Support Squadron personnelist and dorm resident, expressed his gratitude for events like these that support the Airmen on base.

“I’m not going home for Christmas and that can make anyone feel down,” Brantle said. “Events like these are helpful because they remind me of home and make me feel like someone was thinking of me. It’s nice to know that somebody cares enough for the people not going home.”