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Airmen and families attend Christmas celebration

Brant Gilkison, son of Maj. Karin Gilkison, 81st Medical Operations Squadron gastroenterologist, visits with Santa during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie and ornament decorating, games and visits with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Brant Gilkison, son of Maj. Karin Gilkison, 81st Medical Operations Squadron gastroenterologist, visits with Santa during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie and ornament decorating, games and visits with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Sylo Fitzgerald, son of Staff Sgt. Ryan Fitzgerald, 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron fleet manager, pours sprinkles on top of his cookie during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie and ornament decorating, games and visits with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Sylo Fitzgerald, son of Staff Sgt. Ryan Fitzgerald, 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron fleet manager, pours sprinkles on top of his cookie during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie and ornament decorating, games and visits with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Ellis Easterling V, son of Capt. Ellis Easterling IV, 81st Medical Operations Squadron internal medicine physician, colors during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie decorating, games, gifts and visits with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Ellis Easterling V, son of Capt. Ellis Easterling IV, 81st Medical Operations Squadron internal medicine physician, colors during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie decorating, games, gifts and visits with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

First Lt. Davina Armbruster, 81st Inpatient Operation Squadron labor and delivery nurse, assists Ryan Hoskins, son of 1st Lt. Nina Hoskins, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron operating room nurse, with a festive game during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie and ornament decorating, games and visits with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

First Lt. Davina Armbruster, 81st Inpatient Operation Squadron labor and delivery nurse, assists Ryan Hoskins, son of 1st Lt. Nina Hoskins, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron operating room nurse, with a festive game during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie and ornament decorating, games and visits with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Heather Altman, spouse of Staff Sgt. Gabriel Altman, 335th Training Squadron instructor, assists Keesler families at the gift table during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie and ornament decorating, games and visits with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Heather Altman, spouse of Staff Sgt. Gabriel Altman, 335th Training Squadron instructor, assists Keesler families at the gift table during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie and ornament decorating, games and visits with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Sarah Hutton, daughter of Capt. Michael Hutton, 81st Medical Operations Squadron nurse practitioner, writes a letter to Santa during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie and ornament decorating, games and visits with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Sarah Hutton, daughter of Capt. Michael Hutton, 81st Medical Operations Squadron nurse practitioner, writes a letter to Santa during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie and ornament decorating, games and visits with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the USO Show Troupe perform during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie and ornament decorating, games and visits with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the USO Show Troupe perform during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie and ornament decorating, games and visits with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Brant Gilkison, son of Maj. Karin Gilkison, 81st Medical Operations Squadron gastroenterologist, visits with Santa during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie and ornament decorating, games and visits with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)