By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Public Affairs Agency
Let’s face it, being deployed during major holidays feels a bit like getting a lump of coal in your stocking. Some deployed locations have Wi-Fi access for Airmen to chat with their friends and family back home during these special times. However, there are still many places so small and remote they don’t have the communication infrastructure to accommodate commercial internet access.
To overcome these challenges at some “undisclosed” locations, Airmen rely on different base services to help them feel the spirit of the holidays. In 2014, there were five events that warmed our hearts, and brought a slice of home to our Airmen serving at deployed locations around the globe.
Independence Day celebration
U.S. Air Forces Central Band spreads holiday cheer
Tops in Blue rocks the house for deployed Airmen
Thanksgiving in Afghanistan
U.S. service members enjoy Qatari hospitality
Our “total force” family does its best to rally around and support our deployed Airmen and their families, especially with Air Force units like the AFCENT Band and Tops in Blue that focus on boosting morale.