Members of the U.S. military were treated to a Christmas dinner at the Resolute Support Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday.
The soldiers stationed there, along with NATO forces, have provided training, advice and assistance for Afghan security forces and institutions in their conflict with extremist groups.
The mission was first implemented on January 1, 2015 and designed to come after the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission, which was completed on December 28, 2014.
The soldiers were treated to smorgasbord of delicious sides and entrees, including steak, crab and prime rib – a much deserved meal as they spend another holiday abroad away from their friends and families.
President Donald Trump addressed the brave men and women in uniform during a speech delivered at his estate in Florida on Christmas eve, thanking them and their families for the incredible sacrifices they endure to protect the country.
‘Today and every day, we’re incredibly thankful for you and for your families,’ Trump told the troops via video hook-up from Mar-a-Lago, where he is spending the holidays with his family.
‘Your families have been tremendous. Always underappreciated, the military families. The greatest people on Earth.’
Trump also addressed members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard stationed in Qatar, Kuwait and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and patrolling the Strait of Hormuz in the Middle East.
Last week, Vice President Mike Pence rallied U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan during a surprise visit.