• Service members and civilians celebrate Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 24.

    Christmas worship in a war zone

    Service members and civilians celebrate Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 24.

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ronnie Mays sings "Silent Night" during a candlelight service Christmas Eve in the Chapel at Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 24. Mays is from Macon, Ga. and serves with the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard.

    Christmas worship in a war zone

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ronnie Mays sings "Silent Night" during a candlelight service Christmas Eve in the Chapel at Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 24. Mays is from Macon, Ga. and serves with the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army...

  • On a dark and not so silent night following a Christmas Eve chapel service, members of the Forward Operating Base Farah congregation and other base patrons who decided to join them, led by 4-73rd Calvary Chaplain, U.S. Army Capt. Light Shin with the 82nd Airborne Division, sing Christmas carols and hand out greetings cards to all U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, Dec. 24, Farah, Afghanistan.

    Christmas worship in a war zone

    On a dark and not so silent night following a Christmas Eve chapel service, members of the Forward Operating Base Farah congregation and other base patrons who decided to join them, led by 4-73rd Calvary Chaplain, U.S. Army Capt. Light Shin with the...

  • Soldiers of the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team sing during a candlelight Christmas service at Forward Operating Base Falcon's chapel, Dec. 24. The evening service ends with one candle lighting the all the others in the chapel. The chaplain lights one candle, which is used to light by hand several others held by fellow Soldiers. As each member of the congregation lights other members' candles, the entire chapel is illuminated by their fellows' candles.

    Christmas worship in a war zone

    Soldiers of the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team sing during a candlelight Christmas service at Forward Operating Base Falcon's chapel, Dec. 24. The evening service ends with one candle lighting the all the others in the chapel. The chaplain lights one...

  • Chaplain Thomas Killgore delivers the Christmas Eve message at a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 24.

    Christmas worship in a war zone

    Chaplain Thomas Killgore delivers the Christmas Eve message at a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 24.

  • U.S. Army Pfc. Patrick Quirino, cavalryman with 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, takes communion from Chap. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Matthew Atkins after attending an Advent Christmas service, Dec. 20, at Combat Outpost Deysie in eastern Afghanistan's Paktya province.

    Christmas worship in a war zone

    U.S. Army Pfc. Patrick Quirino, cavalryman with 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, takes communion from Chap. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Matthew Atkins after attending an Advent Christmas service, Dec. 20, at...

  • The 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad's Lt. Col. Barbara Sherer, chaplain, provides a Protestant service Christmas Day to members of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, MND-B at Joint Service Station Four Corners.

    Christmas worship in a war zone

    The 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad's Lt. Col. Barbara Sherer, chaplain, provides a Protestant service Christmas Day to members of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division...

  • The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division's Maj. Tyson Wood, chaplain, provides a Catholic mass Christmas Day to Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, MND-B at Joint Service Station Suj.

    Christmas worship in a war zone

    The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division's Maj. Tyson Wood, chaplain, provides a Catholic mass Christmas Day to Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, MND-B at Joint Service Station...

  • U.S. Army Chaplain Capt. Carl Subler, 5th Stryker Brigade, provides the Catholic Eucharist to Staff Sgt. Stephen Marshall, Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment awaiting transportation at the helicopter loading zone on Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Zabul province, Afghanistan.

    Christmas worship in a war zone

    U.S. Army Chaplain Capt. Carl Subler, 5th Stryker Brigade, provides the Catholic Eucharist to Staff Sgt. Stephen Marshall, Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment awaiting transportation at the helicopter loading zone on Forward Operating...

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