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Leaving no Airman behind for the holidays

Master Sgt. Deron Coaxum, Tech. Sgt. Lee Sinclair, Airman 1st Class Nicholas Koons, Tech. Sgt. Keith Snyder, dorm manager, Senior Airman Mary Johnson, 45th Medical Support Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Dayrone Henry, all the rest from the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, deliver goody bags and cookies to the Airmen in the dorms for the Dorm Cookie Drive Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Emily Moyer)

Master Sgt. Deron Coaxum, Tech. Sgt. Lee Sinclair, Airman 1st Class Nicholas Koons, Tech. Sgt. Keith Snyder, dorm manager, Senior Airman Mary Johnson, 45th Medical Support Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Dayrone Henry, all the rest from the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, deliver goody bags and cookies to the Airmen in the dorms for the Dorm Cookie Drive Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Emily Moyer)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Leadership spouses, the Commissary, and the local community teamed up to deliver bags full of goodies to Airmen living in the dorms Wednesday, Dec. 19, for the Dorm Cookie Drive.

Senior Airman Mary Johnson, 45th Medical Support Squadron, coordinated the event.

Senior Airman Johnson along with Tech. Sgt. Dayrone Henry, Tech. Sgt. Lee Sinclair, Master Sgt. Deron Coaxum, all from the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Keith Snyder, dorm manager, went around and delivered the bags to Airmen living in the dorms.

There were around 1,500 cookies and 200 bags full of goodies that were collected and distributed to the 125 Airmen living in the dorms and other agencies on base including the fire department, Airman's Attic and Security Forces.

"The idea was to make sure that there wasn't a single Airman that did not receive a gift and that no Airmen felt as if they were spending the holiday alone because, for the Airman in the dorms, this may be the first holiday without their families. That is what sparked my interest into wanting to do this project," said Senior Airman Johnson.

"When I first moved here I spent the holidays without my family, so it was very meaningful for me to share the spirit with others. I look forward to doing the project again next year and hope to make it an even bigger and better," she said.