• BAGHDAD - The best thing about winter is the snow, said a Kansas City, Mo., native, Spc. Andrea Anderson. The intelligence analyst with B Company, 1st Cavalry Division, thinks her excitement, when it starts to snow, goes back to her childhood: playing in the snow with friends and then drinking hot cocoa to warm up only to go play some more.  She also liked the idea of being able to push dreaded homework off one more day.

    BAGHDAD - The best thing about winter is the...

    BAGHDAD - The best thing about winter is the snow, said a Kansas City, Mo., native, Spc. Andrea Anderson. The intelligence analyst with B Company, 1st Cavalry Division, thinks her excitement, when it starts to snow, goes back to her childhood: playing...

  • BAGHDAD - Capt. David Polite dodges the snow during the winter months in his hometown, Columbia, S.C. Polite, the liaison officer for 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, enjoys spending the cold nights sitting by the fire with his two daughters whom he'll be missing dearly this Christmas.

    BAGHDAD - Capt. David Polite dodges the snow...

    BAGHDAD - Capt. David Polite dodges the snow during the winter months in his hometown, Columbia, S.C. Polite, the liaison officer for 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, enjoys spending the cold nights sitting by the fire with his two daughters whom...

  • BAGHDAD - Sgt. Christina Goins, a Columbus, Ohio, native, doesn't let being a deployed Soldier get in the way of her favorite pastime: bargain shopping. Although Goins is an avid shopper year-round, the human resource sergeant for the 16th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, is especially driven to perfect her hobby during the winter months because it eases her boredom - cooped up indoors - to beat the cold. Thanks to online shopping, she is able to continue this pastime.  "I definitely keep the post office in business, that's for sure," she said.

    BAGHDAD - Sgt. Christina Goins, a Columbus...

    BAGHDAD - Sgt. Christina Goins, a Columbus, Ohio, native, doesn't let being a deployed Soldier get in the way of her favorite pastime: bargain shopping. Although Goins is an avid shopper year-round, the human resource sergeant for the 16th Engineer...

BAGHDAD - The winter months bring joy to many people in many different ways.

Whether a Soldier enjoys time with family, snow, shopping, sitting by the fire, or just being able to indulge guiltlessly in holiday cookies, candies, and meals, the winter months have something for everyone.

So what's your vice'

1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers share some of their favorite pastimes. Some of them may not be able to experience them this year, but the memories of previous experiences light up their faces on camera.

Do yourself a favor this winter and smile at the thoughts of your favorite winter pastime.

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