Over 200,000 Americans are serving overseas. Holiday images posted online by the DoD are fewer this year but I’m sure traditions are still being observed globally on bases. To read the rest of theDoD press release below click (LINK).
“WASHINGTON, December 22, 2015 — Thousands of U.S. service members and Defense Department civilians are serving around the world during the holidays to protect America, its interests and its allies.
Around 9,800 Americans are deployed to Afghanistan. And roughly 3,500 Americans are deployed to Iraq and Syria to assist in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The Army’s 82nd Airborne Division forms the nucleus of the deployment there.
All told, there will be roughly 220,000 American service members serving overseas this holiday season. They operate in more than 100 countries, on every continent.”
And then there are those who are super-deployed..…