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Deployed Fort Campbell soldiers celebrate holidays in Afghanistan

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division159th Combat Aviation BrigadeKandahar Airfield, Afghanistan – Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade participate in a Christmas Eve candlelight service on Mustang Ramp at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The 159th CAB has been deployed from Fort Campbell, KY, for nearly a year.

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's 159th Combat Aviation Brigade participate in a Christmas Eve candlelight service on Mustang Ramp at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl, 159th CAB)

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's 159th Combat Aviation Brigade participate in a Christmas Eve candlelight service on Mustang Ramp at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl, 159th CAB)

Soldiers gathered in front of the First Cup coffee house for carols and the service.

The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade is scheduled to redeploy shortly after the New Year.

Capt. Paul Rickmeyer, the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade intelligence officer, carefully holds his candle while another soldier from the deployed unit at Kandahar Airfield uses it to light their's during a Christmas Eve service. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl, 159th CAB)

Capt. Paul Rickmeyer, the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade intelligence officer, carefully holds his candle while another soldier from the deployed unit at Kandahar Airfield uses it to light their's during a Christmas Eve service. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl, 159th CAB)

 

Staff Sgt. Joey Honeycutt, the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade's chaplain assistant NCO in charge, holds a candle while a band plays during a Christmas Eve service on Mustang Ramp at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl, 159th CAB)

Staff Sgt. Joey Honeycutt, the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade's chaplain assistant NCO in charge, holds a candle while a band plays during a Christmas Eve service on Mustang Ramp at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl, 159th CAB)


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