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Holiday season lights up

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Families, children and wing leadership here cheered at the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony here Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.  Col. Richard Boltz, 30th Space Wing commander, spoke to the families in the audience about the importance of the holiday season.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Families, children and wing leadership here cheered at the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony here Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. Col. Richard Boltz, 30th Space Wing commander, spoke to the families in the audience about the importance of the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Vandenberg Girl Scouts sing Christmas carols during the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony here Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.  Wing leadership attended the event along with a special guest, Santa Claus.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Vandenberg Girl Scouts sing Christmas carols during the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony here Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. Wing leadership attended the event along with a special guest, Santa Claus. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Richard Boltz, 30th Space Wing commander, spoke to the Vandenberg community during the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony here Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.  Wing leadership attended the event along with a special guest, Santa Claus.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Richard Boltz, 30th Space Wing commander, spoke to the Vandenberg community during the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony here Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. Wing leadership attended the event along with a special guest, Santa Claus. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Eagerly waiting for his arrival, the Vandenberg Girl Scouts waved to Santa Claus during the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony here Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.  The Vandenberg Girl Scouts sang Christmas carols prior to Santa's arrival.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Eagerly waiting for his arrival, the Vandenberg Girl Scouts waved to Santa Claus during the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony here Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. The Vandenberg Girl Scouts sang Christmas carols prior to Santa's arrival. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Walking up to the tree, Santa Claus, his helpers, and Col. Richard Boltz, 30th Space Wing commander, approach the tree during the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony here Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.  The tree lighting ceremony was held in front of a 30th Mission Support Group facility, Building 11777. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Walking up to the tree, Santa Claus, his helpers, and Col. Richard Boltz, 30th Space Wing commander, approach the tree during the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony here Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. The tree lighting ceremony was held in front of a 30th Mission Support Group facility, Building 11777. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)