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Tree ceremony ‘lights’ up Patrick AFB

Col. Z. Walter Jackim, 45th Space Wing vice commander, assists with turning on the switch during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 30, 2016, at the Seaside Chapel at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. In addition to the ceremony, patrons sang carols, had refreshments and socialized. (U.S. Air Force photo/Phil Sunkel)

Col. Z. Walter Jackim, 45th Space Wing vice commander, assists with turning on the switch during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 30, 2016, at the Seaside Chapel at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. In addition to the ceremony, patrons sang carols, had refreshments and socialized. (U.S. Air Force photo/Phil Sunkel)

Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. hosted a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Seaside Chapel Nov. 30, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Phil Sunkel)

Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. hosted a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Seaside Chapel Nov. 30, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Phil Sunkel)

Patrons gather at the Seaside Chapel at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 30, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Phil Sunkel)

Patrons gather at the Seaside Chapel at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 30, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Phil Sunkel)

Chaplain (Capt.) Berry Kemp, 45th Space Wing, introduces Atomic Blue, a musical group, to guests during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 30, 2016, at the Seaside Chapel at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The band provided musical selections for Airmen and their families as part of the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Phil Sunkel)

Chaplain (Capt.) Berry Kemp, 45th Space Wing, introduces Atomic Blue, a musical group, to guests during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 30, 2016, at the Seaside Chapel at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The band provided musical selections for Airmen and their families as part of the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Phil Sunkel)

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