Return of the Tyndall Cookie Caper

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TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --

Tyndall’s Cookie Caper is back, and the Tyndall First Sergeants Group and Key Spouse Group are teaming up to raise 600 dozen cookies, without nuts or peanut butter, at the Tyndall Thrift Shop from 7-9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 11.

Cookie Caper is an annual program designed to make the holiday season a little brighter for the Airmen living in unaccompanied housing whose families may live far away.

“Not every Airman living in the dorms has the opportunity to go back home for the holidays, and we want to make sure they know their Tyndall family cares about them,” said Liz Hernandez, 325th Fighter Wing Key Spouse. “Little things like this matter. The Tyndall Key Spouse Group wants to spread holiday cheer and remind everyone to reach out to younger Airmen and make sure they are taken care of.”

Key Spouses and First Sergeants will bag cookies at the thrift shop, then deliver the goodies to Airmen dormitories.

Squadrons are encouraged to help by gathering their resident bakers to bake as many cookies as they can.

“We want to make sure we have enough home-baked cookies as possible for dorm residents,” said Master Sgt. Craig Domko, 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group first sergeant.

Cookies will be donated to a veteran center in the local community in the event of a surplus.

Domko encourages Airmen to reach out to one another during this holiday season.

“Everyone should have a place to go during the holidays for those who do enjoy holidays,” Domko said. “I encourage supervisors, friends and everyone to reach out to Airmen who don’t have the opportunity to go home during the holidays.”

To donate home-baked cookies, containing no nuts or peanut butter, stop by the Tyndall Thrift Shop Dec. 11 from 7-9 a.m.

For more information on operation Cookie Caper, email tyndallcookiecaper2017@gmail.com.