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325th FSS 2017 holiday events

325th FW

Santa Claus visited Team Tyndall before the upcoming holidays Dec. 2, 2017, on the Tyndall flightline. Team Tyndall will be hosting six holiday season events to boost morale and spread a little holiday cheer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released)


With the holiday season in full swing, the 325th Force Support Squadron is spinning up six festive events.

“We want to keep the morale on base at an all-time high,” said Tashara Mckinzy-Cole, 325th FSS marketing director. “As a force support squadron, our biggest goal is customer service, and if we aren’t taking care of the base, then we aren’t meeting that goal.”

Upcoming events include:

  • Breakfast with Santa – The event will take place Dec. 9 from 8 - 10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. During the occasion, families will be able to get their picture taken with Santa and receive a free toy. There will also be games and activities.

  • Santa 5k – The 5k will take place Dec. 14 at 3:30 p.m.  Those who wish to participate can meet in the Horizons Community center parking lot.

  • Bowling with Grinch – Bowling will be Dec. 16 from 1 - 2 p.m. and 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. The event will cost $7 for adults and $5 for children, which includes bowling, shoes, pizza, ice cream and soda.

  • Turkey shoot – The event will start Dec. 16 at 9 a.m. The cost will be $17 per person for 100 targets. However, the first 30 active-duty members and their families will receive 100 targets for free. There will also be shotgun rentals available for $2.50.

  • Christmas with the Manatees – The event will be Dec. 22 - 23, participants will get the chance to snorkel with manatees during this two-day trip, which will also include fishing and camping. The trip will cost $30. Call Bonita Bay Outdoor Recreation to sign up.

  • Rockin’ Bowl – On New Year’s Eve, Raptor lanes will host a Rockin’ Bowl party from 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. For only $10 per person, guests will be able to bowl during that time and receive food, snacks, and a champagne toast. There will also be prize drawings every hour.

“Speaking from experience, as a spouse and not always having a connection to my family, for Airmen who are away from their family, these events give them the chance to go out, have fun and connect with other Airmen,” Mckinzy-Cole said. “They will get the opportunity to be friendly, have some competition and create memories while they are here.”

For more information about these events visit 325FSS.com or call the marketing office at (850) 283-2230.