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Holiday happenings at YARS

  • Published
  • By Senior Airman Juliet Louden
  • 910th Airlfit Wing Public Affairs

December is upon us, and people everywhere are getting into the holiday spirit. The 910th Airlift Wing is no exception. 

Many Yuletide festivities took place across YARS during the December Unit Training Assembly.

At the Kubli Morale and Wellness Center here, hundreds of Reserve Citizen Airmen picked up free stocking stuffers both Saturday and Sunday. Tens of thousands of locally donated toys were gathered by the Operation Homefront Holiday Toy Drive. The opportunity for service members and their families to stuff their stockings was provided by the 910th Airman and Family Readiness Center. At the Eagle’s Nest Lodge, more than 30 Wing Airmen recorded holiday messages to family and friends. The television spots, captured by Youngstown-based WKBN-TV, were staged in a festive setting standing in front of a Christmas tree or sitting by a fireplace. 

910th Airlift Wing Commander Col. Dan Sarachene recorded a video message expressing his thoughts for the holiday season.

“On behalf of our Reserve Citizen Airmen family, I would like to wish our friends in the defense community of the Mahoning Valley a happy and safe holiday season and a healthy and prosperous new year. We appreciate and thank you for your support throughout the year,” said Sarachene. “Our thoughts are with our 910th Airmen deployed overseas and their families here at home. We are grateful for their sacrifice, especially during this time of year.”