Travis AFB hosts drive-thru Candy Cane Lane

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  • By Airman 1st Class Alexander Merchak
  • 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif, — Airmen and their families at Travis AFB drove up to receive gift bags filled with candy and ornaments Dec. 18 at the drive-thru Candy Cane Lane at the base’s Airman and Family Readiness Center.

The event featured holiday displays, festive music and a visit from Santa.

“We wanted to give Team Travis something to enjoy, especially during these weird times,” said Master Sgt. William Weisenburg, 60th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center noncommissioned officer in charge. “This event has brought the community together to care for our families, and that’s what matters.”

 Volunteers from eight units, dressed in holiday attire, handed out 260 gift bags during the event.

“Our goal was for it to be a walk thru event. Due to social distancing, we made it a drive-thru,” said Tech. Sgt. Mark Henry, 60th Security Forces Squadron, unit deployment manager and one of the event’s volunteers. “You see the kids’ smiles, and that’s all that matters.”

For one family, Candy Cane Lane was so impressive, they are already looking forward to next year’s event.

“We are thankful for this event for some holiday cheer.” Said Staff Sgt. Jose Roman 60th Aerial Port Squadron, here, information controller, who attended the event with his wife, Margarita Roman and their son. “It’s awesome! We will be back next year.”