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Tree Lighting Ceremony Brings Snow, Santa to Fort MacArthur

Col. Anita Latin, 61st Air Base Wing commander, with help from some children, switch on the lights to Fort McArthur’s Christmas tree during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 4. Other festivities included a visit from Santa, snow day with children's play area covered with more than 20 tons of man-made snow, two 50-ft. sled runs and a holiday story reading by Colonel Latin. (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)

Col. Anita Latin, 61st Air Base Wing commander, with help from some children, switch on the lights to Fort MacArthur’s Christmas tree during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 4. Other festivities included a visit from Santa, "Snow Day" with children's play area covered with more than 20 tons of man-made snow, two 50-ft. sled runs and a holiday story reading by Colonel Latin. (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)

Fort McArthur’s holiday tree illuminates the night during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 4. Other festivities included a visit from Santa, snow day with children's play area covered with more than 20 tons of man-made snow, two 50-ft. sled runs and a holiday story reading by Col. Anita Latin, 61st Air Base Wing commander. (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)

Fort MacArthur’s holiday tree illuminates the night during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 4. Other festivities included a visit from Santa, "Snow Day" with children's play area covered with more than 20 tons of man-made snow, two 50-ft. sled runs and a holiday story reading by Col. Anita Latin, 61st Air Base Wing commander. (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)

Col. Anita Latin, 61st Air Base Wing commander, reads a holiday story to the spectators during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony held at Fort McArthur, Dec. 4. Other festivities included a visit from Santa, snow day with children's play area covered with more than 20 tons of man-made snow and two 50-ft. sled runs. (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)

Col. Anita Latin, 61st Air Base Wing commander, reads a holiday story to the spectators during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony held at Fort MacArthur, Dec. 4. Other festivities included a visit from Santa, "Snow Day" with children's play area covered with more than 20 tons of man-made snow and two 50-ft. sled runs. (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)

Onlookers observe as Col. Anita Latin, 61st Air Base Wing commander, reads a holiday story during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony held at Fort McArthur, Dec. 4. Other festivities included a visit from Santa, snow day with children's play area covered with more than 20 tons of man-made snow and two 50-ft. sled runs. (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)

Onlookers observe as Col. Anita Latin, 61st Air Base Wing commander, reads a holiday story during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony held at Fort MacArthur, Dec. 4. Other festivities included a visit from Santa, "Snow Day" with children's play area covered with more than 20 tons of man-made snow and two 50-ft. sled runs. (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)

Children play in the snow during the Los Angeles Air Force Base Snow Day held at Fort McArthur, Dec. 4. More than 20 tons of man-made snow covered the children’s play area and was part of the festivities surrounding the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony during the evening.  Other festivities included a visit from Santa, two 50-ft. sled runs and a holiday story reading by Col. Anita Latin, 61st Air Base Wing commander. (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)

Children play in the snow during the Los Angeles Air Force Base "Snow Day" held at Fort MacArthur, Dec. 4. More than 20 tons of man-made snow covered the children’s play area and was part of the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony held during the evening. Other festivities included a visit from Santa, two 50-ft. sled runs and a holiday story reading by Col. Anita Latin, 61st Air Base Wing commander. (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)

Santa makes his holiday debut during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony held at Fort McArthur in San Pedro, Calif., Dec. 4. Other festivities included snow day with children's play area covered with more than 20 tons of man-made snow, two 50-ft. sled runs and a holiday story reading by Col. Anita Latin, 61st Air Base Wing commander. (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)

Santa makes his holiday debut during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony held at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, Calif., Dec. 4. Other festivities included "Snow Day" with children's play area covered with more than 20 tons of man-made snow, two 50-ft. sled runs and a holiday story reading by Col. Anita Latin, 61st Air Base Wing commander. (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)