• Josue, 2, took a slippery stroll with his ice skating father, Warren Casbeer, during the holiday tree lighting. Josue's mother, Marta, (not pictured) is a PFC employee and dad works as a civilian employee at nearby Eielson Air Force Base.

    Father-son skate

    Josue, 2, took a slippery stroll with his ice skating father, Warren Casbeer, during the holiday tree lighting. Josue's mother, Marta, (not pictured) is a PFC employee and dad works as a civilian employee at nearby Eielson Air Force Base.

  • Fort Wainwright children gather at the power switch and help light the tree with Maj. Gen. Michael H. Shields, U.S. Army Alaska commanding general, signifying the official start of the holiday season during the Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony at the Physical Fitness Center Dec. 4.

    Tree-lighting

    Fort Wainwright children gather at the power switch and help light the tree with Maj. Gen. Michael H. Shields, U.S. Army Alaska commanding general, signifying the official start of the holiday season during the Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony at the...

  • Daniel Aguilar, 4 months, son of Rodolfo and Spc. Megan Aguilar, 539th Transportation Company, might be wondering what all the fuss is about, in front of the newly lit tree which stands two-plus stories tall in the lobby of the PFC.

    O Christmas tree

    Daniel Aguilar, 4 months, son of Rodolfo and Spc. Megan Aguilar, 539th Transportation Company, might be wondering what all the fuss is about, in front of the newly lit tree which stands two-plus stories tall in the lobby of the PFC.

FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Maj. Gen. Michael H. Shields, U.S. Army Alaska commanding general, joined by a group of children, pulled the switch that turned on the lights on the post Christmas tree, signifying the official start of the holiday season during the Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony at the Physical Fitness Center Dec. 4.

Soldiers and families attending the party enjoyed ice skating, music from the 9th Army "Arctic Warrior" Band, games, crafts and visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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