Inspired by his parent's generosity around the holidays, retired Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Reese, along with a whole host of volunteers, cook, set up, and serve a traditional holiday meal for the men and families on the Dover AFB and have been doing this every December for the past 15 years. Operation Feed the Troops started out with four friends back in 2004 and back then Bob and his team fed about 300 people. Each year the event continues to grow with many others joining the team which now includes over 100 volunteers. In 2018 the team fed close to 800 people during the two shifts, one at 11AM and one at 6PM, in a large hanger on the base. The volunteers include local businesses, non-profits, churches, and other military organizations. Reese says there is no greater joy to him than helping take care of those men and women in uniform.