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Spreading holiday cheer

Members of the 45th Space Wing and its mission partners participate in the Holiday Parade, as residents line the sidewalks to witness the event, Dec. 17, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Fire trucks from Patrick AFB drove around base with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Sparky the Dog, and greeted residents with handfuls of candy and holiday cheer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

Members of the 45th Space Wing and its mission partners participate in the Holiday Parade, as residents line the sidewalks to witness the event, Dec. 17, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Fire trucks from Patrick AFB drove around base with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Sparky the Dog, and greeted residents with handfuls of candy and holiday cheer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

Members of the 45th Space Wing and its mission partners participate in the Holiday Parade, as residents line the sidewalks to witness the event, Dec. 17, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Fire trucks from Patrick AFB drove around base with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Sparky the Dog, and greeted residents with handfuls of candy and holiday cheer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

Members of the 45th Space Wing and its mission partners participate in the Holiday Parade, as residents line the sidewalks to witness the event, Dec. 17, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Fire trucks from Patrick AFB drove around base with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Sparky the Dog, and greeted residents with handfuls of candy and holiday cheer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

Members of the 45th Space Wing and its mission partners participate in the Holiday Parade, as residents line the sidewalks to witness the event, Dec. 17, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Fire trucks from Patrick AFB drove around base with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Sparky the Dog, and greeted residents with handfuls of candy and holiday cheer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

Members of the 45th Space Wing and its mission partners participate in the Holiday Parade, as residents line the sidewalks to witness the event, Dec. 17, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Fire trucks from Patrick AFB drove around base with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Sparky the Dog, and greeted residents with handfuls of candy and holiday cheer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

Members of the 45th Space Wing and its mission partners participate in the Holiday Parade, as residents line the sidewalks to witness the event, Dec. 17, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Fire trucks from Patrick AFB drove around base with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Sparky the Dog, and greeted residents with handfuls of candy and holiday cheer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

Members of the 45th Space Wing and its mission partners participate in the Holiday Parade, as residents line the sidewalks to witness the event, Dec. 17, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Fire trucks from Patrick AFB drove around base with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Sparky the Dog, and greeted residents with handfuls of candy and holiday cheer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Members of the 45th Space Wing and its mission partners participate in the Holiday Parade, as residents line the sidewalks to witness the event, Dec. 17, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Fire trucks from Patrick AFB drove around base with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Sparky the Dog, and greeted residents with handfuls of candy and holiday cheer.