How Deployed Soldiers Keep The Christmas Spirit Alive

Members of our military make daily sacrifices in order to protect our country and interests worldwide. But with service comes sacrifice, and one of those main sacrifices is to be apart from their loved ones during the holiday season. Take a look at some heartwarming and funny photos showing how our military forces overseas spend their holidays!

Elf On The … Kandahar Airfield?

Although these military men and women are away from home for the Christmas season (more specifically they are in Afghanistan at Kandahar Airfield) they are still getting into the holiday spirit. The soldiers pictured here are a part of TAAC-S or, Soldiers of Train, Advise, Assist Command – South. Despite being unable to engage in their normal holiday traditions with friends and families at home, they still attempt to carry at least some of their traditional holiday practices.

U.S. Army Captain Russell Woody observed, “Most of the companies [units of Soldiers] did something together; each company had a get-together. Most of them hung out together on Christmas Day. It seemed like everyone had a pretty good time.”