Families of squadron members stationed at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, held their annual holiday party Saturday, Dec. 8, in Hawkeye Country’s Hangar 554.
Going for something faster than a sleigh, Santa arrived in one of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117’s E-2C Hawkeyes.
Each of the 200 children attending met Santa, then received a treat and a toy.
The event included several craft tables, games and a hot dog cookout.
The party was put on by the Commander Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing, led by Capt. Matthew Danehy, commodore, and Capt. Todd Watkins, deputy commodore.