A Soldier’s Christmas: 10 Pictures of US Troops Celebrating Holidays Overseas

All across the world, our brave men and women are deployed to keep us safe. Because of this, they are unable to celebrate Christmas with their families. Here are pictures of them enjoying X-Mas away from home, past and present. According to Time Magazine, there are currently over 1.3 active duty personnel. The Department of Defense states of those, 150,000 are serving overseas. 35,000 are currently in conflict zones, like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.

A soldier wears a Santa Claus cap in a booth at a Christmas market at Camp Marmal in Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, on December 22, 2016. (GREGOR FISCHER/AFP/Getty Images)