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Chief Petty Officers Marina Chavez and Jeremy Gatewood oversee volunteers and direct traffic at a special Christmas Day buffet prepared by Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain.
Chief Petty Officers Marina Chavez and Jeremy Gatewood oversee volunteers and direct traffic at a special Christmas Day buffet prepared by Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)
Chief Petty Officers Marina Chavez and Jeremy Gatewood oversee volunteers and direct traffic at a special Christmas Day buffet prepared by Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain.
Chief Petty Officers Marina Chavez and Jeremy Gatewood oversee volunteers and direct traffic at a special Christmas Day buffet prepared by Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)
Servicemembers make their way through the line at a Christmas Day buffet prepared by Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain.
Servicemembers make their way through the line at a Christmas Day buffet prepared by Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)
Naval Support Activity Bahrain commander Capt. David Meron, left, and base executive officer Cmdr. Leif Hammersmark serve food at a Christmas Day meal for servicemembers.
Naval Support Activity Bahrain commander Capt. David Meron, left, and base executive officer Cmdr. Leif Hammersmark serve food at a Christmas Day meal for servicemembers. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)
Petty Officer 3rd Class Cody Willis, left, and Seaman Matthew Vaughn wish each other a Merry Christmas at a meal for servicemembers at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Cody Willis, left, and Seaman Matthew Vaughn wish each other a Merry Christmas at a meal for servicemembers at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)
A Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation food worker brings out sweets at a Christmas Day meal for servicemembers at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain.
A Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation food worker brings out sweets at a Christmas Day meal for servicemembers at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)
Cpl. Chris Revello and Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexandria Hannum from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman find a table at a Christmas Day buffet at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain. The Truman is on five-day port visit to the Persian Gulf island nation.
Cpl. Chris Revello and Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexandria Hannum from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman find a table at a Christmas Day buffet at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain. The Truman is on five-day port visit to the Persian Gulf island nation. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)
Seaman Sean Pearson from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman finds a table at a Christmas buffet prepared by Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain. The Truman is on five-day port visit to Bahrain.
Seaman Sean Pearson from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman finds a table at a Christmas buffet prepared by Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain. The Truman is on five-day port visit to Bahrain. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)
Servicemembers wend their way through the line at a Christmas buffet prepared by Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain.
Servicemembers wend their way through the line at a Christmas buffet prepared by Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)
Servicemembers enjoy a Christmas Day meal prepared by Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain.
Servicemembers enjoy a Christmas Day meal prepared by Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)
Naval Support Activity Bahrain commander Capt. David Meron, left, and the base executive ,Cmdr. Leif Hammersmark, serve food at a special Christmas meal for servicemembers.
Naval Support Activity Bahrain commander Capt. David Meron, left, and the base executive ,Cmdr. Leif Hammersmark, serve food at a special Christmas meal for servicemembers. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Renee Wright serves food at a Christmas meal for servicemembers at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Renee Wright serves food at a Christmas meal for servicemembers at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)

BAHRAIN – U.S. personnel stationed in Bahrain were joined for a special meal this Christmas by sailors and Marines from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

The holiday spirit was on full display as commanders served food and servicemembers donned Santa hats.

The Truman, on a nine-month deployment to the Middle East, is making a five-day visit to the island nation.

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