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Vandenberg Airmen await the arrival of the children during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Vandenberg Airmen await the arrival of the children during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Team Vandenberg greets the children participating in Operation Kids Christmas, at the Pacific Coast Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Team Vandenberg greets the children participating in Operation Kids Christmas, at the Pacific Coast Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Team Vandenberg greets the children participating in Operation Kids Christmas, at the Pacific Coast Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Team Vandenberg greets the children participating in Operation Kids Christmas, at the Pacific Coast Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Maj. Gen. Stephen Whiting, 14th Air Force commander and Deputy Joint Force Space Component commander, walks with a child into the Pacific Coast Club during Operation Kids Christmas at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Maj. Gen. Stephen Whiting, 14th Air Force commander and Deputy Joint Force Space Component commander, walks with a child into the Pacific Coast Club during Operation Kids Christmas at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, greets the children to begin Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, greets the children to begin Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Maj. Kenneth Peters, 30th Space Wing Comptroller Squadron commander, assists his assigned child during crafts at Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Maj. Kenneth Peters, 30th Space Wing Comptroller Squadron commander, assists his assigned child during crafts at Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Vandenberg Airmen watch and assist children playing at Operation Kids Christmas at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018 Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Vandenberg Airmen watch and assist children playing at Operation Kids Christmas at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018 Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, and Lt. Col. Ryan White, Space Communication Squadron commander, prepare plates for the children at Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, and Lt. Col. Ryan White, Space Communication Squadron commander, prepare plates for the children at Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Vandenberg Airmen and Santa bring Christmas joy to children at Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

Vandenberg Airmen and Santa bring Christmas joy to children at Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

A child receives her gifts after participating in activities for Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.
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A child receives her gifts after participating in activities for Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 1, 2018. Vandenberg hosts the 59th annual Operation Kids Christmas here, expecting 200 kids from nearby cities to partake in the planned games, crafts, lunch and Christmas gifts.

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