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Volunteers unload and stack Christmas trees as part of the Trees for Troops program Dec. 10, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The Holloman Airman and Family Readiness Center received a total of 150 trees to hand out to Airman and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez)

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Bruce Lee, 49th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant, and Tech. Sgt. Bonnie Toomey, 49th FSS Airman and Family Readiness Center NCO pose with Christmas Trees Dec. 10, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Trees for Troops is a program by the Christmas Spirit Foundation (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez)

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Staff Sgt. Devyn Gourdine, 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Structural Maintenance, and his family pick out Christmas tree Dec 10, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, NM. Trees for Troops is a program that provides free Christmas trees to United States armed forces members in all branches of the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

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.

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