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Andrews AFB Wing Commander Rewrites Song Lyrics To Surprise Troops

Last year, Avgeekery highlighted a unique video from Andrews Air Force Base’s Wing Commander–home of Air Force One near Washington DC.  You may remember that the Commander appeared to ‘forget’ a coin to reward a troop but instead grabbed a shiny new stripe from his pocket and promoted him on the spot.  It looks like Col Millard is back this year with another surprise.

In an effort to build a little esprit de corps around the holiday, the Wing Commander wrote and asked his ‘Port Dawg’ troops to sing a wonky “12 Days of Christmas” song that he had written.  This video seems like it’s just a few minutes of holiday cheer until the very end.  As painful as the singing might be on the ears, you have to listen to the last verse!
Port Dawgs are part of the Aerial Port Squadron.  They load aircraft, process passengers, and prepare aircraft for their next flight.  Port Dawgs take pride in working night and day, rain or shine to ensure aircraft are loaded and ready to fly.

Surprise! NCO “step’d” to TSgtThis Wing Commander wrote Port Dawg lyrics to a rendition of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” and gathered his Aerial Porters together to practice. What happened next will blow your mind … (U.S. Air Force video by Maj. Russell James and Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace/RELEASED)

Posted by 89th Airlift Wing on Monday, January 4, 2016

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