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Santa and Ellsworth Airmen deliver presents to children

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Members of Ellsworth Air Force Base's 28th Operations Group carried out a unique holiday mission Tuesday.

More than 30 squad members, along with Santa, delivered 200 Christmas presents to children enrolled in the Youth and Family Services Child Care Program.

The kids lined the sidewalk as Santa rode in on a B–1 Bomber float.

Santa then went to every classroom and handed out the gifts.

Col. John Nichols, 28th Operations Crew Commander, says it's exciting to see the children's faces light up as they unwrap their gifts.

"This is a chance for some of the airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base to give back to the children of Rapid City and the local Black Hills communities to show our thanks for all the support the community gives us," said Col. Nichols.

This is the sixth year Airmen and women and their families purchased and wrapped the gifts for all the children.

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