Frosty, festive fun at FOB Fenty
A camouflage reindeer blends in at the base operations office on Forward Operating Base Fenty in Nangarhar. Christmas decorations and goodies were scattered all over the base as soldiers got into the holiday spirit on Christmas Day.
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FORWARD OPERATING BASE FENTY, Afghanistan — It might not look like a Christmas at home. Palm trees can be spotted over barbed wire, there’s more camouflage green than snowy white, and holiday music is occasionally overwhelmed by the sound of a helicopter. But soldiers in Afghanistan still try to get into the holiday spirit.
On Forward Operating Base Fenty in Nangarhar Province, a restive region of Afghanistan, two elves, Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman and a reindeer or two made an appearance at the United Service Organization office. The staff raffled off presents and there was fudge and Christmas cookies to be had. "Home Alone," with all its snowy all-American holiday scenery, played for a packed, albeit small, house.
While combat operations and essential functions continued, most soldiers here got at least part of Christmas Day off. Tomorrow, it will be back to business as usual.