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FRIDAY FOTO (Dec. 24, 2010)

Christmas with the troops around the world

We thought we’d share some photos of U.S. service members and what they’re doing to mark the holiday season. Remember to click on any photo to enlarge it.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Leah Stiles

The guided-missile frigates USS Underwood and USS Halyburton are decorated as part of a holiday lighting contest at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Dec. 15, 2010.

U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson

Air Force Capt. Phillip Newman looks at the Yap Islands during Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 14, 2010. This year more than 60 boxes will be dropped to 55 Pacific islands weighing in at more than 20,000 pounds. Captain Newman is a pilot assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jody Lee Smith

Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan Sherlock directs the Marine Forces Pacific Band during the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Dec. 8, 2010.

U.S. Navy photo by Utilitiesman 2nd Class Vuong Ta

Chief Equipment Operator Joe Zaleski, from Phoenix, Arizona, on deployment with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 18, spreads Christmas cheer with Army personnel at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan. NMCB-18 is a reserve component battalion tasked with building combat outposts and improvements to forward operating bases throughout the Regional Command South and Southwest Regions of Afghanistan.

U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Well

Army Airborne troops drop from the sky behind a mound of donated toys at Sicily Drop Zone, Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 11, 2010. The paratroopers donated more than 5,000 toys to local children. To see a Defense Dept. photo essay on this charity drop, click here.

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler

Maj. Tim Hart, Capt. Curtis Knighten and Capt. James Garza conduct air surveillance and command and control operations from an Air Force E-3 Sentry. The members of the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron are prepared for a Christmas Eve Santa tracking mission. Airborne warning and control systems crews will provide additional surveillance as part of Operation Just Claus.

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