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Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 82nd Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Pritchard, 82nd TRW command chief, light the holiday tree at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016. Each year in December, Sheppard lights a commemorative tree in the spirit of diversity and celebrating the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese)

Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 82nd Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Pritchard, 82nd TRW command chief, light the holiday tree at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016. Each year in December, Sheppard lights a commemorative tree in the spirit of diversity and celebrating the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese)

Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 82nd Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Pritchard, 82nd TRW command chief, provide opening comments and introduce the Sheppard Elementary School choir before lighting the holiday tree at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016. Each year in December, Sheppard lights a commemorative tree in the spirit of diversity and celebrating the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese)

Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 82nd Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Pritchard, 82nd TRW command chief, provide opening comments and introduce the Sheppard Elementary School choir before lighting the holiday tree at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016. Each year in December, Sheppard lights a commemorative tree in the spirit of diversity and celebrating the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese)

Airmen and families from Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, gather round the holiday tree just after Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 82nd Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Pritchard, 82nd TRW command chief, lit the tree during the annual tree lighting ceremony, Dec. 1, 2016. Each year in December, Sheppard lights a commemorative tree in the spirit of diversity and celebrating the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese)

Airmen and families from Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, gather round the holiday tree just after Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 82nd Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Pritchard, 82nd TRW command chief, lit the tree during the annual tree lighting ceremony, Dec. 1, 2016. Each year in December, Sheppard lights a commemorative tree in the spirit of diversity and celebrating the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 82nd Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Pritchard, 82nd TRW command chief, light the holiday tree at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, during the annual tree lighting ceremony, Dec. 1, 2016.

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