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MS National Guard members celebrate Christmas in Afghanistan

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(Photo source: U.S. Army/1st Lt. Andrew B. Adcock, JSC-A Public Affairs) (Photo source: U.S. Army/1st Lt. Andrew B. Adcock, JSC-A Public Affairs)

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (WLOX) - They may be far away from home for the holidays, but members of the Mississippi National Guard celebrated Christmas with a delicious meal in Afghanistan.

Members got in the Christmas spirit as they sliced up countless rounds of hot roast beef and served up vegetables to their fellow service members. And no Christmas dinner would be complete without dessert.

While they may be away from their families, the meal definitely brought smiles to their faces.

The 184th has be been stationed in Afghanistan since October.

Photo 1: Army Sgt. Kenny B. Hatten (right) of Hattiesburg and Petty Officer 1st Class Sandra M. Palumbo of New Haven, Conn. (left), display their serving utensils as they serve Christmas dinner to Service members stationed at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. All pictured are members of the Mississippi Army National Guard's 184th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, which has been deployed to Afghanistan since early October.

Photo 2: Army Sgt. Maj. William P. Hatten of Hattiesburg distributes cutlery to Service members at Christmas dinner on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Photo 3: Army Cpt. Laketter M. Cannon of Terry, smiles as she samples the many desserts available for Christmas dinner at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Photo 4: Army Master Sgt. Michael L. Box of Eupora volunteers to serve Christmas dinner at the Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan Niagara dining facility. Box sliced up countless rounds of hot roast beef to serve Service members on Christmas.

Photo 5: (From left) Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 William J. Bowman of Purvis, Maj. David A. Oglesby of Hattiesburg and Maj. Dexter T. Thornton of Collinsville smile as they enjoy Christmas dinner at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

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