Debbie and I wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season. Im sure you are looking forward to spending some quality time with Family and friends. We encourage you to make special memories with your loved ones during this holiday season.

As I reflect on the past year, I am reminded of the immense contributions made by our XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Soldiers, Airmen, Army Civilians and their Families. I am also mindful that while many of us will spend the holidays with our Families and friends, others remain deployed around the world in defense of Freedom. Those of us who have spent holiday seasons away from loved ones know all too well the pain of separation, magnified during this special season. Open your hearts and homes to others who will benefit from your acts of charity and goodwill. These acts of kindness make an immeasurable difference to our friends, neighbors and our communities.

Debbie and I extend our heartfelt thanks to the entire Fort Bragg Team for your extraordinary Service to our Country. Our Nation relies on our commitment and selfless Service to defend all that we hold so dear, and we will deliver ... at home and abroad.

I thank you for your dedication, professionalism and hard work. Your outstanding contributions and commitments make Fort Bragg a place we proudly call home. Remember to keep safety at the forefront during this holiday season. Were counting on each of you as we proceed into the New Year Ready, Resilient and Fort Bragg Strong. We wish you a very happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year. Airborne! All the Way!

Lt. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn