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Commander shares Christmas cheer

Christmas Parade

Brig. Gen. Evan Dertien, 96th Test Wing commander and his spouse Erika Dertien, wave and toss souvenirs to the crowd during the annual Christmas parade Dec. 2 in Niceville, Fla. Thousands of residents came out to celebrate the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kristin Stewart)

Christmas Parade

Brig. Gen. Evan Dertien, 96th Test Wing commander and his spouse Erika Dertien, toss souvenirs to the crowd during the annual Christmas parade Dec. 2 in Niceville, Fla. Thousands of residents came out to celebrate the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kristin Stewart)

Christmas Parade

Brig. Gen. Evan Dertien, 96th Test Wing commander and his spouse Erika Dertien, toss a stuffed toy to the crowd during the annual Christmas parade Dec. 2 in Niceville, Fla. Thousands of residents came out to celebrate the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kristin Stewart)

Christmas Parade

Brig. Gen. Evan Dertien, 96th Test Wing commander and his spouse Erika Dertien, wave and toss souvenirs to the crowd during the annual Christmas parade Dec. 2 in Niceville, Fla. Thousands of residents came out to celebrate the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kristin Stewart)