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NEWS | Nov. 26, 2013

JBSA-Randolph kicks-off holiday season with tree-lighting ceremony

By Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Public Affairs

Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph holds its tree-lighting ceremony 5 p.m. Thursday at Washington Circle. The ceremony will be led by the JBSA-Randolph Company Grade Officers' Council, Top 3 and Rising 5/6 military organizations.

During the ceremony, the Randolph High School Band will perform, Santa will spread holiday cheer and Col. Christine Erlewine, 902nd Mission Support Group commander, will provide remarks.

"In order to attend the ceremony, you must have base access," 1st Lt. Kwang Woong Kim, ceremony coordinator, said.

In preparation for the festivities, Washington Circle will be closed to traffic from 3-6 p.m. Parking will be available in the JBSA-Randolph Commissary, Exchange and Housing Office parking lots.

"This will be a fantastic event to get everyone in the holiday spirit," 2nd Lt. Hillary Ince, ceremony project lead, said.

For more information about the tree-lighting ceremony, call Ince at 652-8075. For more information on other JBSA-Randolph holiday activities, visit JBSA-Randolph's Facebook page or the website at