25 Dec '12, 11am

Troops downrange 'go with the flow' but think of home on Christmas

Troops downrange 'go with the flow' but think of home on Christmas

View Gallery (10 images) A U.S. soldier waits for a piece of roast during Christmas lunch at Kabul's military airport Tuesday. With all foreign combat troops set to leave the country by 2014, this is likely the last Christmas most of the currently deployed soldiers will spend in Afghanistan. Heath Druzin/Stars and Stripes Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link KABUL — Nobody likes spending Christmas at war, but with all combat troops withdrawing by the end of 2014, this holiday season is likely the last in Afghanistan for most of the troops who were chowing down on ham and turkey at Kabul’s military airport Tuesday. American troops, accustomed to multiple combat tours over the past 11 years, take spending the holidays deployed in stride these days, but on this day especially their though...

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