Staff Sgt. Marcus A. Jones, 28, from Staten Island, N.Y., and Sgt. James P. O'Connell, 31, from Bronx, N.Y., relax in their tent on Forward Operating Base Mescal, Afghanistan, Dec. 25, 2012. Jones is the noncommissioned officer in charge of a six man team at FOB Mescal with the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion from Yonkers, N.Y. O'Connell is a multichannel transmission systems operator with the same unit. O'Connell also headed up the effort to make the living space at FOB Mescal more habitable by building rooms, shelves and desks inside the tent.