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As soon as the month of December rolls around, we all anticipate the arrival of Christmas and other festivities. For those who serve in todays’ military, Christmas and the holiday season can be difficult. Some of our Service members are away from home and families for the first time, and others can’t go home for various reasons. Budgets, which are often already stretched to their limits, do not contain a lot of money for the holidays. Last year, with the impact of COVID 19, the holidays were not the brightest in recent memory. This year, Family & MWR want it to be different…and better!

The team at Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation (FMWR) works diligently to provide Service members and their families with a quality of life that keeps them in a state of readiness to fulfill their mission...namely to support and defend our country. Keeping our nation’s Army ready to fight takes more than hard work and training. Soldiers require a balance of work and play, and part of the Family & MWR mission is to create programs/events which enhance the morale, welfare and recreation of the Service members we serve and their families.

In December 2021, we will be bringing back our hugely successful holiday event, merrily named ‘HOHOpalooza’!

Throughout the month of December, we will be hosting events and various fun holiday activities in which Service members and their families can participate.

Our holiday event program begins with HOHO Hot Cocoa and Donuts on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. This will be followed by ‘Santa presents 12 Days of Family & MWR’s Scavenger Hunt’, which runs from Wednesday, December 1, 2021 thru Thursday, December 16, 2021. HOHOpalooza will provide the biggest event of the holiday season, the Family &  MWR Christmas Party on Friday, December 17th ! Food, fun, music, prizes and more! You won’t want to miss this event!

We are seeking sponsors to enable us to cover the cost of the programs and events held on Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall during “HOHOpalooza”. As a Sponsor, your generous support not only assists us in this worthwhile endeavor, but increases your visibility in the community as a proud supporter of our nation’s military. As we often say, no offer is too small, nor is any offer too big! It’s the thought that counts, especially at this time of year!

To learn more on how you can be a sponsor of ‘HOHOpalooza’, or support and participate in our holiday events,


Please contact Brian Meers,

Advertising and Sponsorship Coordinator at 703.696.8865.


Sponsorship Levels
12 Days Of Scavenger Hunt & Party


The Family & MWR Marketing team has created a brand-new event as part of HOHOpalooza 2021, and we are excited to present it to you!

Beginning on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 and continuing through Thursday, December 16, 2021, the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Family & MWR Marketing team are excited to present the 12 Days of Family & MWR Scavenger Hunt

For 12 days, service members, their families, and the installation’s civilian workforce can participate in this unique holiday event. Each day, a new clue will represent a different location on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. At each location, participants will be registered to win that day’s prize. They will also earn a golden ticket to be used during Family & MWR’s Christmas Party on December 18th!

Clues for the Family & MWR Scavenger Hunt will be posted at 10:30 am each day of the “12 Days of the Family & MWR Scavenger Hunt.” You can be a sponsor of the clues being sent via our text messaging service!

Each text message will provide that day’s clue and will include an image of the sponsor logo!

Cost: $200 for each day

Exclusive Sponsorship (normally $2400), but you can sponsor

ALL 12 Clues for $2000!

In addition to these benefits for your sponsorship contribution, Family and MWR will provide the following:

  •  Your company logo and hotlink on our HOHOpalooza webpage found at (starting 10/1/2021 and continuing until 1/3/2022).
  • Your company logo will be displayed on our HOHOpalooza sponsor ‘Thank You” page during the month of January 2022.

Our goal is to have our “12 Days of Family & MWR Scavenger Hunt’ sponsors signed no later than July 15, 2021. Payment can be made anytime but is due no later than October 15, 2021.



HOHO Hot Cocoa & Donut


Christmas is a magical time. It tends to bring back happy memories of family gatherings and charming traditions that have been passed down through the generations. Christmas carols, gift exchanges and family feasts are just some of the enduring traditions
that make the season one of the world’s favorite holidays. Christmas means something different to every person and family, but everyone appreciates a simple expression of holiday cheer. Many Soldiers and military families are far away from their hometowns, parents, families and friends, and so they will appreciate receiving something from you! It is said that blessed are those who choose to give and share this Christmas. And so, we are hoping you will be a supporter of our special event to bring some cheer and warmth to the Soldiers we serve and their families.

On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, the Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall Family & MWR team are excited to ask your help for HOHO HOT COCOA and Doughnut Day!


Starting at 7:30 am and going until supplies last, we are looking to hand out a cup of hot chocolate and a doughnut to the first 250 people who stop by the Family and MWR holiday tent located at the Fort Myer Memorial Chapel. There will be holiday music, donuts, hot chocolate, and a giant inflatable Santa! Service members, their families and DoD civilians will pull up in the parking lot of the Fort Myer Memorial Chapel, where Family & MWR team members will hand them a cup of hot chocolate and doughnut to enjoy as they drive to work or when they first arrive at their desk. And all because of your kindness and generosity to those who serve every day, to keep us safe all year long!


Now, it wouldn’t be fair of me to ask for your in kind support without providing something in return. First, let me describe our needs…….


  • Doughnuts (enough for 250)
  • Hot chocolate mix (enough for 250) Cups/lids for 250 (12 oz. cups/lids)
  • Milk (25 gallons to make enough hot chocolate for (250) 12 oz. cups)

And in return for your kind and generous support of one or more of the items listed, Family and MWR will provide:

  • Your corporate logo and hotlink on our HOHO HOT COCOA and Doughnuts Day page under our HOHOpalooza banner on the webpage (from October 1, 2021 thru December 25, 2021)
  • The day before the event, your logo and a ‘thank you’ will be sent via all our social media






December Decision 2021


With the huge success of December Decisions 2020, Family and MWR is bringing it back……….


Every holiday season we are faced with the aged old question, which of my favorite holiday movies do I watch? Well, that depends. Is it a classic movie from your childhood that holds so many great memories of TV family time together? Or is it possibly the first holiday movie you saw on the big screen?

Whichever it may be, Family and MWR want to know the holiday movie you choose to be your favorite! Family and MWR is confident your favorite holiday movie is in there. It may be more than one, but it’s up to you to choose which one is YOUR favorite!

To help answer the question, Family & MWR has created “December Decision 2021” to allow everyone to complete their brackets and vote for which movie will be chosen Favorite Holiday Movie 2021. The competition will have movies from four different areas but will culminate with one being chosen Number 1! The genres are holiday-themed in the following areas: Up and Comers, Originals vs Remakes, The Classics – New and The Classics – Old.

The Selection Committee (the Family & MWR Marketing team) was hard pressed to put movies in each category with so many from which to choose. But we decided that these movies were representative of the total holiday spirit. Some movies have been around for decades, and some were released in the recent past. And now here is your chance to vote for the winner in each category to compete for the top spot! Favorite Holiday Movie fillable forms will be available beginning on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 on the Family and MWR HOHOpalooza webpage.

Complete the brackets as you choose which movie moves onto the next round, and which movie is chosen, “Favorite Holiday Movie” for 2021!  Submit your completed forms by email to no later than December 10, 2021. Then follow along as Family & MWR posts the results from each bracket. When the Champion’ is announced, those entries with the most correct choices of movies per bracket that end up with the movie chosen as Number One will receive a Starbucks gift card!

What will be chosen as the favorite holiday movie for 2021?

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