Defense

December 2, 2016
 

Deployed airmen celebrate Thanksgiving downrange

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa

Force protection sentries from the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron head out to work on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, 2016, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. While many squadrons allowed their members to celebrate Thanksgiving while deployed, the mission did not stop.
 

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa

Staff Sgt. Ethan Chambers, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment, scrolls through social media on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, 2016, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Many service members use social media to keep in touch with family and friends while deployed, especially during the holidays.
 

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa

Members of the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron celebrate the completion of their new hang-out spot on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, 2016, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Units around Bagram do their best to make the deployed location feel like home by decorating, building places to relax and playing games.
 

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa

Senior Master Sgt. Amy Riley, 455th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron superintendent, offers homemade pancakes to Senior Airman Ramod Cooper, 455th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron logistics specialist, on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, 2016, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Service members around Bagram celebrated the holiday away from home with games, food and camaraderie.
 
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Members of the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group decorated a table for Thanksgiving with placemats sent in care packages Nov. 24, 2016, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Decorations, cards and gifts are sent in care packages from family, friends and charities across the U.S. and help brighten the holidays for deployed service members.
 

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa

Members of the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron cheer during the final match of a Madden tournament on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, 2016, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Service members around Bagram celebrated the holiday away from home with games, food and camaraderie. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)




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