The holiday season is a special time of year for our service members, civilians and their Families in the United States and around the world. We ask much of you throughout the year, so take the opportunity to cherish these moments with Family, friends and loved ones during the holidays.

Continue to look out for those around you as well. Not everyone will be able to make it home and the holidays can be a difficult time of year for some. We are one big Family that remains stronger together. “Live on Amber” so you can keep yourself and others around you safe during the holiday season. You are important and the XVIII Airborne Corps and our nation needs each and every one of you.

Also, please remember to keep our deployed troops in your thoughts and prayers. Thousands of America’s sons and daughters are standing watch around the world, unable to spend the holiday season with their loved ones.

Whether your holiday plans involve traveling or staying at home, we hope you are able to enjoy time with Family and friends, and more importantly, be safe, ready and rejuvenated to continue the mission in 2017.

Happy Holidays! All the Way!