U.S. Central Command Photo Gallery

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Hundreds of American troops based in Syria received an early Christmas thanks to Operation Holiday Express. This year, Santa’s sleigh and reindeer came through by means of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, with Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent resolve leadership bringing gifts, messages from home, and the 1st Infantry Division Band to deployed troops, Dec. 24, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Desmond Cassell)