Spruce-ing up the holidays

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  • By Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez
  • 49th Wing Public Affairs

Holloman Airman received a chance to decorate their homes with a free Christmas tree Dec. 10, 2020, at the Holloman Air Force Base Domenici Fitness Center.

Holloman’s Airman and Family Readiness Center received a total of 150 trees this year, donated by Trees for Troops.

Trees for Troops is a program that provides free Christmas trees to United States armed forces members in all branches of the military and their families.

“Trees for Troops started several years ago by the Christmas Spirit Foundation,” said Bruce Lee, 49th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant. “It helps people lift their spirits and saves them a lot of money.”

The A&FRC hosts the event every year at Holloman, this year they especially wanted to help raise morale around the base.

“With it being Covid, there’s so much that has happened this year that it’s kind of hurt our spirits,” said Tech. Sgt. Bonny Toomey, 49th FSS Airman and Family Readiness Center NCO. “Receiving a live free Christmas tree it brings people into that holiday spirit.”

“We ask that if they could go online and support the Trees for Troop’s organization to tell them thank you,” said Lee.