Fort Benning distributes 800 ‘Trees for Troops’

Trees for Troops 2016Fort Benning Public Affairs /

FORT BENNING, Ga. – The Trees for Troops program, sponsored by the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx Corp., handed out more than 800 live Christmas trees Dec. 1 to active duty Fort Benning Soldiers and their families.(FORT BENNING, Ga) Soldiers and their families receive free Christmas trees provided by FedEx and the Christmas Spirit Foundation. Over 800 trees were picked up by military families, December 01, 2016 at Wetherby Field. (Photos by: Markeith Horace/MCoE PAO Photographer)

Since the Trees for Troops program launched in 2005, FedEx has shipped more than 176,000 real Christmas trees to service members and their families covering every branch of the military at 65 installations in 17 countries.

(FORT BENNING, Ga) Soldiers and their families receive free Christmas trees provided by FedEx and the Christmas Spirit Foundation. Over 800 trees were picked up by military families, December 01, 2016 at Wetherby Field. (Photos by: Markeith Horace/MCoE PAO Photographer)

This year marks the 12th anniversary of the program. Thanks to the generosity of tree farmers across North America, more than 18,000 real Christmas trees will be donated and delivered to military bases around the world during the busy weeks leading up to Christmas.

For more information on Trees for Troops, visit the Christmas SPIRIT

Foundation website at http://www.treesfortroops.org.

(FORT BENNING, Ga) Soldiers and their families receive free Christmas trees provided by FedEx and the Christmas Spirit Foundation. Over 800 trees were picked up by military families, December 01, 2016 at Wetherby Field. (Photos by: Markeith Horace/MCoE PAO Photographer)

Fort Benning Soldiers and their families received free Christmas trees provided by FedEx and the Christmas Spirit Foundation. More than 800 trees were distributed to military families December 01, 2016, at Wetherby Field.
(Photos by: Markeith Horace/MCoE PAO Photographer)

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