Wing decks halls with holiday spirit

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  • By Michael Dukes

The 315th Airlift Wing wrapped up the year on a festive note, showcasing their holiday spirit through a door decoration contest during the December unit training assembly. Members from various squadrons exhibited their creativity, spreading joy and merriment throughout the facility.

The 315th Force Support Squadron once again claimed the top spot with their impressive decorations, marking their second consecutive win. Visitors are encouraged to check out the captivating display in the hallways and the entrance to Dr. Seuss’s Whoville at Building 51. Every detail, from the intricate hand-made decorations to the spinning Christmas tree, reflects the squad's commitment to creativity. The Force Support Squadron clearly takes the decoration contest seriously, and their efforts did not disappoint.

In second place, the 315th Maintenance Group presented a heartwarming tribute to rescue pups. The squadron encourages those with rescue dogs to stop by and fill out a bone to place in Shelby's stocking, creating a touching display for these four-legged friends. A photo featuring a sweet 7-month-old pup on a stocking serves the dual purpose of showcasing the adorable canine and seeking a forever home. Interested individuals can contact Chief Master Sgt. Wendy Bumgardner, 315th MXG, for more information on adopting this lovable companion. (834-963-2295).

The 315th Operations Support Squadron secured the third-place win with a unique display featuring local low-level mission maps encased in a snow globe discovered at a resale shop. Despite the second-hand nature of the snow globe affecting its functionality, the squadron's creativity and mission tie-in were duly appreciated.

Rounding out the competition, the 315th Aerospace Medicine Squadron demonstrated their holiday spirit in between administering physicals and flu shots. Their contribution to the contest includes a lovely tree adorning Chief Master Sgt. Melanie Frederick's door. As a humorous side note, the squadron hopes that any pie-in-the-face antics don't inadvertently splash onto the carefully decorated tree.

The Col. John Robinson, 315th Airlift Wing commander, expressed gratitude for the wonderful holiday spirit displayed by all participants. From festive office decorations to smiles around the wing and lively holiday parties, the wing is alive with the joy of the season.

As the year comes to a close, the 315th AW leadership wish everyone Happy Holidays and a joyous New Year!

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