Cookies galore

cookie drive

Holloman's annual cookie drive kicked off at the base community center, Dec. 4, 2017. The cookie drive collects and distributes donated cookies to Airmen living in the base dorms during the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)

cookie drive

Holloman's annual cookie drive kicked off at the base community center, Dec. 4, 2017. The cookie drive collects and distributes donated cookies to Airmen living in the base dorms during the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)

cookie drive

Volunteers add cookies to decorated bags at the base community center, Dec. 4, 2017. The cookie drive collects and distributes donated cookies to Airmen living in the base dorms during the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)

cookie drive

Holloman's annual cookie drive kicked off at the base community center, Dec. 4, 2017. The cookie drive collects and distributes donated cookies to Airmen living in the base dorms during the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)

cookie drive

A first sergeant places a cookie bag in front of an Airman's dorm room, at Holloman Air Force base, N.M., Dec. 4, 2017. 16,000 cookies were distributed to all dorm residents including those who recently arrived to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)

cookie drive

First sergeants place cookie bags in front of an Airman's dorm room, at Holloman Air Force base, N.M., Dec. 4, 2017. 16,000 cookies were distributed to all dorm residents including those who recently arrived to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)

cookie drive

A first sergeant hands a cookie bag to an Airman at Holloman Air Force base, N.M., Dec. 4, 2017. 16,000 cookies were distributed to all dorm residents including those who recently arrived to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

Holloman Airmen, spouses, and volunteers came together this year to host the annual cookie drive at the base community center, Dec. 4, 2017.

Holloman and the Alamogordo community supported this year’s drive by baking and donating home-made cookies of all types, from chocolate chip cookies to ornately decorated cut-out cookies. Cookies were collected from the community center on Dec. 3 and 4. 

"The cookie drive was extremely successful," said Master Sgt. Jose Rivera, 49th Maintenance Squadron first sergeant. "We were able to supply all dorm residents, including those transitioning to the base, with bags of cookies."

This year, Holloman's goal was to receive 14,000 cookie donations. Not only was this goal achieved, but it was surpassed for a total of a whopping 16,000 cookie donations. 

"It felt good delivering the cookies to the Airmen in the dorms," said Rivera. "I felt like I was able to give the Airmen a sense of home and family away from their homes."