11/26/12 — SJAFB sets date for tree lighting

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SJAFB sets date for tree lighting

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on November 26, 2012 1:49 PM

The children who live on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are used to seeing flying objects -- and the men and women who guide them wearing green flight suits.

But Monday, the F-15E Strike Eagles they are accustomed to will give way to a reindeer-powered sleigh -- the green flight suits to an iconic, red one.

That's right.

Santa is making a pre-Christmas stop at the Goldsboro installation.

Airmen, military retirees and their families are expected to converge on the corner of Wright Brothers Avenue and Edwards Street Dec. 3 for the 4th Fighter Wing's annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

And the event, which will feature entertainment ranging from carriage rides to pictures with Santa, is expected to draw a crowd.

The celebration is scheduled to run from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, call 919-722-0339.