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Charitable Airmen welcome local children for Christmas bash

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner on Dec. 1 in the Pacific Cost Club. Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two-hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner. The event was made possible through multiple fund raising events and corporate sponsors. This was the 48th OKC held at Vandenberg.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nichelle Griffiths)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner on Dec. 1 in the Pacific Cost Club. Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two-hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner. The event was made possible through multiple fund raising events and corporate sponsors. This was the 48th OKC held at Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nichelle Griffiths)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Vandenberg Fire Engine leads shuttle buses full of children to the Pacific Coast club to kick off Operation Kids Christmas on Dec. 1.  Operation Kids Christmas is an annual event which involves about 200 children. Each child is assigned to an Airman and spends the day watching a magic show, making crafts, hearing an opera singer, and of course meeting Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo\Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Vandenberg Fire Engine leads shuttle buses full of children to the Pacific Coast club to kick off Operation Kids Christmas on Dec. 1. Operation Kids Christmas is an annual event which involves about 200 children. Each child is assigned to an Airman and spends the day watching a magic show, making crafts, hearing an opera singer, and of course meeting Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo\Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman and Operation Kids Christmas escorts welcome the arrival of over 200 hundred children from the local community to Vanbenberg Air Force Baseat Operation Kids Christmas on Dec. 1 in the Pacific Cost Club. Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two-hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner. The event was made possible through multiple fund raising events and corporate sponsors. This was the 48th OKC held at Vandenberg.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nichelle Griffiths)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman and Operation Kids Christmas escorts welcome the arrival of over 200 hundred children from the local community to Vanbenberg Air Force Baseat Operation Kids Christmas on Dec. 1 in the Pacific Cost Club. Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two-hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner. The event was made possible through multiple fund raising events and corporate sponsors. This was the 48th OKC held at Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nichelle Griffiths)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- U.S. Air Force members and Operation Kids Christmas escorts welcome the arrival of over 200 hundred children from the local community to Vanbenberg on Dec. 1 in the Pacific Cost Club. Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two-hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner. The event was made possible through multiple fund raising events and corporate sponsors. This was the 48th OKC held at Vandenberg.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nichelle Griffiths)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- U.S. Air Force members and Operation Kids Christmas escorts welcome the arrival of over 200 hundred children from the local community to Vanbenberg on Dec. 1 in the Pacific Cost Club. Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two-hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner. The event was made possible through multiple fund raising events and corporate sponsors. This was the 48th OKC held at Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nichelle Griffiths)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Stephanie Moreno, 11, and Airman 1st Class Lady Renee Consolacion, 30th Medical Group, craft a paper Christmas Tree during Operation Kids Christmas on Dec. 1.  Operation Kids Christmas is an annual event which involves about 200 children. Each child is assigned to an Airman and spends the day watching a magic show, making crafts, hearing an opera singer, and of course meeting Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo\Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Stephanie Moreno, 11, and Airman 1st Class Lady Renee Consolacion, 30th Medical Group, craft a paper Christmas Tree during Operation Kids Christmas on Dec. 1. Operation Kids Christmas is an annual event which involves about 200 children. Each child is assigned to an Airman and spends the day watching a magic show, making crafts, hearing an opera singer, and of course meeting Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo\Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Magician preforms for the children  during Operation Kids Christmas on Dec. 1 in the Pacific Cost Club. Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two-hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner. The event was made possible through multiple fund raising events and corporate sponsors. This was the 48th OKC held at Vandenberg.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nichelle Griffiths)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Magician preforms for the children during Operation Kids Christmas on Dec. 1 in the Pacific Cost Club. Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two-hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner. The event was made possible through multiple fund raising events and corporate sponsors. This was the 48th OKC held at Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nichelle Griffiths)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Opera singer Samuel Delpalama sings with Alferdo Macedo during Operation Kids Christmas on Dec. 1 in the Pacific Cost Club. Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two-hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner. The event was made possible through multiple fund raising events and corporate sponsors. This was the 48th OKC held at Vandenberg.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nichelle Griffiths)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Opera singer Samuel Delpalama sings with Alferdo Macedo during Operation Kids Christmas on Dec. 1 in the Pacific Cost Club. Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two-hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner. The event was made possible through multiple fund raising events and corporate sponsors. This was the 48th OKC held at Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nichelle Griffiths)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Opera Singer Samuel Delpalma sings "Santa Clause Is Coming to Town", with the children during Operation Kids Christmas on Dec. 1 in the Pacific Cost Club. Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two-hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner. The event was made possible through multiple fund raising events and corporate sponsors. This was the 48th OKC held at Vandenberg.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nichelle Griffiths)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Opera Singer Samuel Delpalma sings "Santa Clause Is Coming to Town", with the children during Operation Kids Christmas on Dec. 1 in the Pacific Cost Club. Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two-hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner. The event was made possible through multiple fund raising events and corporate sponsors. This was the 48th OKC held at Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nichelle Griffiths)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg Middle School Cheerleaders perform at Operation Kids Christmas on Dec. 1 in the Pacific Cost Club. Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two-hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner. The event was made possible through multiple fund raising events and corporate sponsors. This was the 48th OKC held at Vandenberg.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nichelle Griffiths)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg Middle School Cheerleaders perform at Operation Kids Christmas on Dec. 1 in the Pacific Cost Club. Operation Kids Christmas 2007 provided over two-hundred underprivileged children with presents and a holiday dinner. The event was made possible through multiple fund raising events and corporate sponsors. This was the 48th OKC held at Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nichelle Griffiths)