Reservists share holiday cheer with veterans

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TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- For the 23rd year in a row, 507th Air Refueling Wing Airmen here visited with the residents of the Norman Veterans Center to deliver gifts and spread holiday cheer during their annual Christmas party Dec. 20, 2018, in Norman, Oklahoma. 

The Air Force Reserve-run program, dubbed “Angel Tree,” strives to fulfill Christmas gift wishes for the disabled veterans residing at the center. This year, 18 Reserve Citizen Airmen became make-shift ‘Santas’ to the veterans, by fulfilling their Christmas wishes.

Capt. Aaron Wolfe, 507th Maintenance Group director of operations, attended the event and said it was an opportunity to share joy with the people who laid the foundation for current military members.

“This is an opportunity for us to spend time with people who created our heritage as military members,’ Wolfe said. “They came before us, they wrote the storyline and rules and things that we still adhere to today.”

Overall, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing donated more than $200 in cash, clothes and shoes for the residents of the Norman Veterans Center.