By Air Force 2nd Lt. Jenna Lenski, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing: Deployed Troops Get President’s Christmas Greetings
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar, Dec. 26, 2017 — “I’m thrilled to bring season’s greetings on behalf of the first lady and our entire family and most importantly on behalf of the American people,” President Donald J. Trump said over video conference to deployed service members on Christmas Eve.
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Chairman’s USO Holiday Tour Entertains Troops in Afghanistan, Iraq
Q-WEST, Iraq, Dec. 26, 2017 — “We could not bring you home for Christmas, so we decided to bring a little bit of home to you,” Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said yesterday on Christmas to service members here at this base near Mosul.
By Yolanda R. Arrington: The SITREP: Sailors Get Special Visit, Marines Honor Vietnam Hero & More
From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Tuesday, December 26, 2017.
Army veteran recalls little-known account that turned tide in Battle of the Bulge.
Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a group of distinguished visitors spent time with sailors and Marines deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Marines rename the staff non-commissioned officer barracks on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan after a Vietnam war hero.
The Coast Guard reflects on 180 years of search and rescue missions.
By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Savannah Mesimer, 3rd Marine Division: Face of Defense: Marine Describes Route to Becoming Martial Arts Instructor
OKINAWA, Japan, Dec. 26, 2017 — Marine Corps Cpl. Javier Carpintero, a native of El Paso, Texas, has earned instructor status in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.