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Operation Warmheart provides holiday assistance to Hill Airmen

Members of Hill's First Sergeant Council pack Operation Warm Heart Thanksgiving bags on Nov. 2, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The bags of sides dishes along with a turkey and a pie donated by commissary vendors will be delivered to selected Airmen to assist with the upcoming holiday. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Members of Hill's First Sergeant Council pack Operation Warm Heart Thanksgiving bags on Nov. 2, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The bags of sides dishes along with a turkey and a pie donated by commissary vendors will be delivered to selected Airmen to assist with the upcoming holiday. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Members of Hill's First Sergeant Council pack Operation Warm Heart Thanksgiving bags on Nov. 2 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The bags of sides dishes along with a turkey and a pie donated by commissary vendors will be delivered to selected Airmen to assist with the upcoming holiday. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Members of Hill's First Sergeant Council pack Operation Warm Heart Thanksgiving bags on Nov. 2 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The bags of sides dishes along with a turkey and a pie donated by commissary vendors will be delivered to selected Airmen to assist with the upcoming holiday. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Stephanie Abbey, left, Shannon Loftus and members of Hill's First Sergeant Council pose for a group photo around a table of Operation Warm Heart Thanksgiving bags on Nov. 2, 2108, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The First Sergeant Council and the commissary packaged 200 bags of Thanksgiving side dishes to be sold at cost to benefit Airmen during the upcoming holiday. Commissary patrons purchase the bags which are then delivered to Airmen along wth a turkey, potatoes and a pie that were donated by commissary vendors. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Stephanie Abbey, left, Shannon Loftus and members of Hill's First Sergeant Council pose for a group photo around a table of Operation Warm Heart Thanksgiving bags on Nov. 2, 2108, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The First Sergeant Council and the commissary packaged 200 bags of Thanksgiving side dishes to be sold at cost to benefit Airmen during the upcoming holiday. Commissary patrons purchase the bags which are then delivered to Airmen along wth a turkey, potatoes and a pie that were donated by commissary vendors. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Hill's First Sergeant Council and the base commissary packaged 200 Operation Warm Heart Thanksgiving bags on Nov. 2, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The bags, filled with side dishes, along with a turkey and pie, donated by commissary vendors, will be deliver to Airmen to assist with the upcoming holiday. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Hill's First Sergeant Council and the base commissary packaged 200 Operation Warm Heart Thanksgiving bags on Nov. 2, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The bags, filled with side dishes, along with a turkey and pie, donated by commissary vendors, will be deliver to Airmen to assist with the upcoming holiday. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Hill's First Sergeant Council and the base commissary packaged 200 Operation Warm Heart Thanksgiving bags on Nov. 2, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The bags, filled with side dishes, along with a turkey and pie, donated by commissary vendors, will be deliver to Airmen to assist with the upcoming holiday. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Hill's First Sergeant Council and the base commissary packaged 200 Operation Warm Heart Thanksgiving bags on Nov. 2, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The bags, filled with side dishes, along with a turkey and pie, donated by commissary vendors, will be deliver to Airmen to assist with the upcoming holiday. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah --

With the holiday season fast approaching, Operation Warm Heart is working with the Hill Commissary and its vendors to ensure Airmen who may need a little extra help have a great Thanksgiving.

A team of volunteers recently worked to put together around 200 holiday baskets with all the food items needed for a nice Thanksgiving dinner.  The baskets are being sold at cost at the commissary, and then donated to Airmen. 

“We identify families that have a need for a little extra help for Thanksgiving and they receive bags,” said Master Sgt. Thomas Robertson, who is assisting in the effort.

Along with the baskets, commissary vendors provide a turkey, dinner rolls and potatoes, along with a gift card to purchase anything that might have been missed.

Operation Warm Heart is a longstanding Air Force first sergeants program aimed at helping Airmen.