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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas!

The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), center, along with other U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet ships, show their holiday spirit on Christmas Eve 2005 with a colorful display of friendship lights. Several other Sailors from Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG-5) participated in decorating their ships from bow to stern in holiday colors. Currently in port, Kitty Hawk is the only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, and is home ported out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photograph by Photographer's Mate Airman Thomas J. Holt
For many of us who had to spend Christmas on board ship, the Christmas meal was usually a treat - here's a pre-WWII example:

For all the sailors, Marines, soldiers and airmen who are serving around the world, thanks for being there and have the Merriest Christmas you can. We'll save some turkey and pumpkin pie for you.

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