BALAD, Iraq - Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, the commanding general of the Army Reserve, visited Joint Base Balad to celebrate the holiday season and speak with troops Dec. 25.

Stultz judged Soldiers decorated vehicles in the Operation Ho Ho Ho Holiday parade along with Brig. Gen. Michael J. Lally, the cmmanding gneral of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). He served Soldiers lunch at the Oasis dining facility, spoke at the education center and attended the Operation Ho Ho Ho Variety Show at Sustainer Theatre.

After serving lunch to the Soldiers, Stultz held an open forum, answered Soldiers questions, and spoke with them about their hometowns and military backgrounds.

While at the Blackjack Education Center, Stultz discussed the transformation of the Army Reserve and re-enlisted two Soldiers: Sgt. 1st Class Thaddeus C. Benton, 244th Military Intelligence Battalion and Staff Sgt. Anna Bruski, 259th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.