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2021 Christmas tree-lighting ceremony

Santa and family

U.S. Air Force Maj. Joanna Leger, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron operations flight commander, introduces her son, Logan, to Santa Claus during the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 2, 2021. Families gathered to sing carols, meet Santa and watch as U.S. Space Force Col. Shay Warakomski, Peterson-Schriever Garrison commander, lit the tree.

Santa and fire truck

Santa Claus arrives in style inside a 50th Civil Engineer Squadron fire truck for the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 1, 2021. The 50th CES is responsible for providing fire and environmental protection, maintenance and repair services, and project planning and construction management at Schriever SFB.

P-S Garrison Commander

U.S Space Force Col. Shay Warakomski, Peterson-Schriever Garrison commander, provides opening remarks during the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 1, 2021. This was Warakomski’s first tree-lighting ceremony as the P-S GAR commander.

family next to Christmas tree

A father and daughter stay to admire the lights after the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 2, 2021. The ceremony signified the beginning of the holiday season for Guardians, Airmen and their families.

Santa with family

Santa Claus makes his way through the crowd to greet families and hand out candy during the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 1, 2021. Santa traded in his sleigh to be chauffeured to the event on a 50th Civil Engineer Squadron fire truck

Christmas tree

Lights illuminate the sky following the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 2, 2021. The Peterson and Schriever Chaplain Corps teams hosted both Peterson SFB and Schriever SFB Christmas tree-lighting ceremonies to kick-off the holiday season.

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- U.S. Air Force Maj. Joanna Leger, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron operations flight commander, introduces her son, Logan, to Santa Claus during the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 2, 2021. Families gathered to sing carols, meet Santa and watch as U.S. Space Force Col. Shay Warakomski, Peterson-Schriever Garrison commander, lit the tree.

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