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Fort Carson Soldiers Get Free Christmas Trees

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(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

FORT CARSON, Colo. (CBS4) – More than 600 soldiers and military families at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs picked up free Christmas trees as part of the annual Trees for Troops program this week.

Some 17,000 trees are donated by growers and retailers nationwide in the weeks before Christmas and delivered by Federal Express to 60 military installations in the United States and abroad as a holiday morale booster.

In the photos below, Getty Images photographer John Moore shows the scene on Wednesday as troops got their trees.

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U.S. Army Sgt. Evan Kirouak (2R), who recently returned from a deployment to Iraq, stands with his fiance Aeryn Dalh (3R)

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U.S. Army Sgt. Patricia Foust loads a free Christmas tree into her truck

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U.S. Army Sgt. Evan Kirouak, who recently returned from a deployment to Iraq

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Sgt. Patricia Foust

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