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The Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS First Sergeant's Council collected more than 600 toys, and donated to the Brevard Family Partnership for an annual toy drive in support of children in foster care, Dec. 8, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Each year, the Brevard Family Partnership relies on numerous organizations and companies to support the event, which made for a total estimate value of $8,000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

The Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS First Sergeant's Council collected more than 600 toys, and donated to the Brevard Family Partnership for an annual toy drive in support of children in foster care, Dec. 8, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Each year, the Brevard Family Partnership relies on numerous organizations and companies to support the event, which made for a total estimate value of $8,000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

The Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS First Sergeant's Council collected more than 600 toys, and donated to the Brevard Family Partnership for an annual toy drive in support of children in foster care, Dec. 8, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Each year, the Brevard Family Partnership relies on numerous organizations and companies to support the event, which made for a total estimate value of $8,000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

The Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS First Sergeant's Council collected more than 600 toys, and donated to the Brevard Family Partnership for an annual toy drive in support of children in foster care, Dec. 8, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Each year, the Brevard Family Partnership relies on numerous organizations and companies to support the event, which made for a total estimate value of $8,000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

The Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS First Sergeant's Council collected more than 600 toys, and donated to the Brevard Family Partnership for an annual toy drive in support of children in foster care, Dec. 8, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Each year, the Brevard Family Partnership relies on numerous organizations and companies to support the event, which made for a total estimate value of $8,000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

The Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS First Sergeant's Council collected more than 600 toys, and donated to the Brevard Family Partnership for an annual toy drive in support of children in foster care, Dec. 8, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Each year, the Brevard Family Partnership relies on numerous organizations and companies to support the event, which made for a total estimate value of $8,000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

The Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS First Sergeant's Council collected more than 600 toys, and donated to the Brevard Family Partnership for an annual toy drive in support of children in foster care, Dec. 8, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Each year, the Brevard Family Partnership relies on numerous organizations and companies to support the event, which made for a total estimate value of $8,000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

The Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS First Sergeant's Council collected more than 600 toys, and donated to the Brevard Family Partnership for an annual toy drive in support of children in foster care, Dec. 8, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Each year, the Brevard Family Partnership relies on numerous organizations and companies to support the event, which made for a total estimate value of $8,000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

The Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS First Sergeant's Council collected more than 600 toys, and donated to the Brevard Family Partnership for an annual toy drive in support of children in foster care, Dec. 8, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Each year, the Brevard Family Partnership relies on numerous organizations and companies to support the event, which made for a total estimate value of $8,000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

The Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS First Sergeant's Council collected more than 600 toys, and donated to the Brevard Family Partnership for an annual toy drive in support of children in foster care, Dec. 8, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Each year, the Brevard Family Partnership relies on numerous organizations and companies to support the event, which made for a total estimate value of $8,000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, (center), and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Lamoureux, 45th command chief, (left), accept a $5,000 check on behalf of members of Military Officers Association of America, Cape Canaveral Chapter, in support of Operation Warmheart, Dec. 4, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Every year around the holidays, MOAA donates money to Operation Warmheart to help military members from all of the different branches assigned to Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Patrick AFB First Sergeant's Council is responsible for Operation Warmheart and operates solely from donations and money is used to assist Airmen and their families within the wing and its tenant units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, (center), and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Lamoureux, 45th command chief, (left), accept a $5,000 check on behalf of members of Military Officers Association of America, Cape Canaveral Chapter, in support of Operation Warmheart, Dec. 4, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Every year around the holidays, MOAA donates money to Operation Warmheart to help military members from all of the different branches assigned to Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Patrick AFB First Sergeant's Council is responsible for Operation Warmheart and operates solely from donations and money is used to assist Airmen and their families within the wing and its tenant units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Thacker) (Released)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS First Sergeant's Council collected more than 600 toys, and donated to the Brevard Family Partnership for an annual toy drive in support of children in foster care, Dec. 8, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Each year, the Brevard Family Partnership relies on numerous organizations and companies to support the event, which made for a total estimate value of $8,000.