U.S. soldiers dig to search for a weapons cache near the village of Al Najatia in Kirkuk province, Iraq, Dec. 5, 2009. The soldiers joined forces with the Iraqi soldiers to conduct the search. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew D. Leistikow)
As we spend these days and weeks preparing for Christmas and Hanukkah, let us not allow a single day pass without remembering those protecting us. May Almighty God Bless each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine.