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Sunday, December 23, 2007
Water bottle Christmas tree
I would like to salute my husband, Captain Jeffrey Cashion, who is serving with the US Air Force in Qatar - Jeff is a KC 135R Pilot. We have a 16 month old son, Joshua, who he also has to be away from for the second holiday season in a row. Jeff - Congratulations for becoming a Major (January 1)! We really miss him and can't wait for his return in February!
In this photo, he and members of the RAMCC built a Christmas tree using 1,000 recycled water bottles. Seems that it has become a bit of a base landmark -- others go to have their picture in front of it!
-- Elana Cashion of Gig Harbor, Washington
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