Holloman's Diamond Tree

Paper ornaments adorn Holloman’s first sergeant Diamond Tree inside the Base Exchange at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Nov. 29, 2016. The Diamond Tree program offers assistance to low income and junior enlisted families who are not able to afford Christmas gifts for their children. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)

Paper ornaments adorn Holloman’s first sergeant Diamond Tree inside the Base Exchange at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Nov. 29, 2016. The Diamond Tree program offers assistance to low income and junior enlisted families who are not able to afford Christmas gifts for their children. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

The Holloman Air Force Base first sergeant council has organized this year’s Diamond Tree in the Base Exchange food court here. The tree is decorated with slips of paper detailing the name of a child in need, their shoe and clothing sizes, and possible gift ideas.

“The First Sergeant Diamond Tree provides small gifts for those children in families who may need a little assistance this year,” said Master Sgt. Tyjuan, the 49th Security Forces Squadron first sergeant.

Children participating in the Diamond Tree program come from low income or junior enlisted families. Those who wish to donate can take a paper ornament from the Diamond Tree and present both the ornament and an unwrapped gift to any first sergeant here. 

“The Diamond Tree ensures that each child has at least one gift to open this holiday season,” said Tyjuan. “Anyone, military or civilian, can pull a tag from the tree and purchase the gift.”

For more information about the Diamond Tree program, contact Master Sgt. Tyjuan at (575) 572-5037 or Master Sgt. Tim at (575) 572-8228.