FRIDAY FOTO (Dec. 28, 2012)

December 28, 2012 at 12:09 am Leave a comment

Christmas in Afghanistan 2012

(U.S. Navy photo by HMC Josh Ives/released)

(U.S. Navy photo by HMC Josh Ives)

U.S. and Slovenian troops — part of the coalition forces in Afghanistan — participate in a Christmas Eve candlelight procession using chem lights in lieu of candles before Midnight Mass on Forward Operating Base Farah, Afghanistan. Please click here to read a thoughtful (and moving) holiday letter from one of those deployed at FOB Farah.

This is just one of a series of Defense Department photos from Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world, illustrating how the men and women of the U.S. military — though very far from home and often in harsh conditions — can still make merry and remember what the celebration is all about.

Please click here to see a photo slide show from places around Afghanistan like Bagram Airfield, FOB Fenty and Kandahar Airfield. And click on the photo above to enlarge the image and get the full effect.

Hope your Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza was joyful. Have a Happy New Year and please stay safe in 2013.

Your 4GWAR Editor


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