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Hannah McCormick, Sarah Marshall and Sterling Wynn process cookie donations on Dec. 6, 2021, at the Alamogordo Center of Commerce for the Holloman AFB Airmen Cookie Drive. The Holloman AFB Airmen Cookie Drive provides cookies to Airmen staying in the base dorms through the holidays.
Hannah McCormick, Sarah Marshall and Sterling Wynn process cookie donations on Dec. 6, 2021, at the Alamogordo Center of Commerce for the Holloman AFB Airmen Cookie Drive. The Holloman AFB Airmen Cookie Drive provides cookies to Airmen staying in the base dorms through the holidays. (Nicole Maxwell, Alamogordo Daily News/TNS)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (Tribune News Service) — Each year, Holloman Air Force Base holds its Airmen Cookie Drive where 1,049 dozen cookies are requested. This year the amount was doubled to 2,049 dozen to include the personnel that are part of Task Force-Holloman as well as the airmen who are in the dorms and will not be able to go home for the holidays.

Task Force-Holloman is the group helping the Afghan refugees being temporarily housed on Holloman air Force Base.

“(The cookie drive) is (held) to give every airman a bit of homemade Christmas this year,” Staff Sgt. Brenna Reineck-Watson said. “The Holloman community is very grateful for the Alamogordo community’s support with this.”

Estrella Cardenas brings cookies to the Holloman ARB Cookie drive drop-off at the Alamogordo Center for Commerce on Dec. 6, 2021. The Holloman AFB Airmen Cookie Drive provides cookies to Airmen staying in the base dorms through the holidays.
Estrella Cardenas brings cookies to the Holloman ARB Cookie drive drop-off at the Alamogordo Center for Commerce on Dec. 6, 2021. The Holloman AFB Airmen Cookie Drive provides cookies to Airmen staying in the base dorms through the holidays. (Nicole Maxwell, Alamogordo Daily News/TNS)
The Holloman AFB Airmen Cookie Drive provides cookies to airmen staying in the base dorms through the holidays.
From left to right: Michelle Gill, Estrella Cardenas, Hannah McCormick, Sarah Marshall and Sterling Wynn.
The Holloman AFB Airmen Cookie Drive provides cookies to airmen staying in the base dorms through the holidays. From left to right: Michelle Gill, Estrella Cardenas, Hannah McCormick, Sarah Marshall and Sterling Wynn. (Nicole Maxwell, Alamogordo Daily News/TNS)

There was a cookie drop off Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. where 1,149 dozen cookies were collected, Reineck-Watson said.

For the Monday morning drop-off, more than 200 dozen were collected at the Alamogordo Center of Commerce alone by 8:30 a.m.

The Monday morning drop-off locations were open from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. at both locations.

Drop-offs were at both the Alamogordo Center of Commerce and at the Holloman AFB Community Activity Center.

nmaxwell@alamogordonews.com

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