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Vandenberg hosts Operation Kids Christmas

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg volunteers line up to meet their guests from buses during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg volunteers line up to meet their guests from buses during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Lt. Col. Michael Kamorski hands out backpacks full of goodies to local community children during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization,  in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Lt. Col. Michael Kamorski hands out backpacks full of goodies to local community children during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Sabrina Gonzalez gets the children ready for Santa Claus's arrival during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization,  in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Sabrina Gonzalez gets the children ready for Santa Claus's arrival during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Nervous over the possibility of losing a hand, Airman Shaquille Hargrove fans his face while a local magician gets ready to cut two carrots without harming Hargrove during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization,  in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Nervous over the possibility of losing a hand, Airman Shaquille Hargrove fans his face while a local magician gets ready to cut two carrots without harming Hargrove during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman 1st Class Diego Rojas colors with Lizbeth, age 6 from the Lompoc area, while waiting for lunch during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization,  in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman 1st Class Diego Rojas colors with Lizbeth, age 6 from the Lompoc area, while waiting for lunch during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Joscelyn Harris shows off various patches and items from her career while waiting for the next event during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Joscelyn Harris shows off various patches and items from her career while waiting for the next event during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --A local magician performs magic in front of a crowd of children from the local community during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --A local magician performs magic in front of a crowd of children from the local community during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --A skater from a local demonstration team jumps over a volunteer during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --A skater from a local demonstration team jumps over a volunteer during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --A child from the local community receives a gift bag after speaking with Santa Claus during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --A child from the local community receives a gift bag after speaking with Santa Claus during Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Tech. Sgt. David Jones hugs Jasmine, age 7 from the Santa Ynez Valley, goodbye after the festivities of Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Tech. Sgt. David Jones hugs Jasmine, age 7 from the Santa Ynez Valley, goodbye after the festivities of Operation Kids Christmas at the Pacific Coast Club here Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. OKC is an annual event, organized and run by a private organization, in which approximately 200 local children are brought on base and given the opportunity to play games, meet Santa and enjoy the companionship of volunteer military members. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)