Photos Christmas Military Photos


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Just thought I would send some military Christmas joy out to you all. If you would like to add your own please feel free.

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Army Commando Santa Claus handing Christmas parcels to soldiers in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.

Spirits were raised in Camp Bastion when Santa Claus delivered parcels to troops from the
3rd Regiment the Royal Artillery (3 RHA).WO1 Scott Hawke, RSM dressed up as Santa Claus and surprised troops in 3 RHA having put the frighteners on them by asking them to meet him at a specified time to discuss a serious issue.

Moral was lifted as Santa appeared around the corner in a white pickup truck headed up by Rudolph and Santa’s helper, and parcels from friends and families back in the UK and Germany were dished out to the troops.


Soldiers of 1st Battalion The Scots Guards are pictured delivering Christmas mail in style on a quad bike at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Oulette.


Royal Navy officers onboard HMS Westminster serving sailors their Christmas dinner as is traditional.

Whilst conducting maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean, HMS Westminster went festive for the day enjoying a traditional Christmas roast whilst at sea. The Christmas festivities saw all members of the Ship's Company sit down for a full spread of Christmas which on a Warship at sea is traditionally served up by the Officers. With the Commanding Officer of HMS Westminster, Captain Hugh Beard RN carving the selection of meats on offer, the rest of the Ship's company enjoyed a hearty feast set out before them.
I would like to wish all our members and viewers a very Merry Christmas.
Thank you for all your support throughout 2018, without your efforts MI.Net would not exist.
I hope that you and your families have a safe and happy time wherever you are in the world and that 2019 treats you all well.


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KADENA, Japan (Dec. 21, 2018) — Hospitalman Sidney Suit, left, and Yeoman 2nd Class Carisma Carter, right, attached to Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, sing Christmas carols during a community relations event at Kadena Language Institute. The "Golden Swordsmen" are currently deployed to Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan conducting maritime patrol and reconnaissance and theater outreach operations within U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F) area of operations in support of Commander, Task Force 72, C7F, and U.S. Pacific Command objectives throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn/RELEASED)

U.S. Army Soldier Private 1st. Class Alysa Hendley assigned to the 91st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is surrounded by holiday care packages and battle buddies due to her mom sending over 200 holiday care packages for her to share with the Soldiers of her battalion who are away from home for Christmas and living at Camp Aachen in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Dec. 22, 2018. This is the last stop of 1-1 CD’s rotation as part of Atlantic Resolve and exercise which improved the interoperability between the U.S., their NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ron Lee, 382nd Public Affairs Detachment, 1ABCT, 1CD released)

U.S. Marines assigned to Delta Company, 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, deliver toys to children living in remote parts of Alaska as part of the Toys for Tots program, Dec. 12, 2018. After traveling to a hub of villages via aircraft provided by the 211th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, the Marines journeyed to different villages on snow machines. This year three teams of Marines traveled to numerous villages in the vicinities of Kotzebue, Galena and McGrath. Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve with a goal of delivering, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive and patriotic citizens. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Valdes Montijo)

U.S. Marines with Detachment 4th Force Reconnaissance Company and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268, deliver Marine Corps Base Hawaii Marine Toys for Tots donations to the Salvation Army Centers on the island of Maui, Dec. 20, 2018. The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas. Through the gift of a new toy, Marine Toys for Tots Program help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America's less fortunate children. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Alex Kouns)

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.1 give presents to students during a Christmas party at a school in Acireale, Italy, Dec. 11, 2018. Marines and Sailors with SPMAGTF-CR-AF strengthen partnerships with the host nation by participating in community relations events during their deployment. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bethanie Ryan)
Merry Christmas one and all, thanks to all the members on this great site for all your efforts and your acceptance of each other. What a great site @Bombardier has created and run for all of us.

May you all find peace and happiness in the New Year, have a great festive season, love your families and thank your creator (whomever that may be)

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