UPDATE: Here are the names of the participants, courtesy of the White House.
Unit: 103 Sustained Command
Location: Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
Captain Roxanna Flores
Unit: Task Force Southwest 19.2
Location: Camp Shorab, Afghanistan
Brigadier General David Odom
Unit: USS Forest Sherman (DDG 98)
Location: Gulf of Aden
Commander Frank Azzarello
Unit: 20th Attack Squadron
Location: Whiteman AFB, Missouri
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Wassmuth
Unit: CG Air Station Sitka
Location: Sitka, Alaska
Captain Michael Frawley
Marking Christmas Eve at Mar-a-Lago Wednesday morning, President Trump held a teleconference with U.S. troops serving around the world.
“You’re tremendous warriors, and we appreciate it so much,” Trump said. “I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.”
“I hope every member of our military will feel the overwhelming gratitude of our nation," he continued.
WATCH: Pres. Donald Trump participates in a video teleconference with members of the military. https://t.co/eITFZB4KT8— ABC News (@ABC) December 24, 2019
HAPPENING NOW: @realDonaldTrump is speaking via teleconference to members of all branches of the military deployed overseas. @POTUS is thanking them for their service & letting them know our country is thinking of them always - esp during the holidays. ??????— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) December 24, 2019
Trump participates in a video conference with servicemembers pic.twitter.com/5YK7W1HlXr— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) December 24, 2019
Soldier asks Trump what he got FLOTUS for Christmas. “I got her a beautiful card... I’m still working on a Christmas present”— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) December 24, 2019
Over Thanksgiving, President Trump made a surprise visit to Afghanistan.
President Trump is speaking with U.S. troops in Afghanistan in a surprise visit for Thanksgiving: "There’s nowhere I’d rather celebrate this Thanksgiving than right here with the toughest, strongest, best and bravest warriors on the face of the Earth." pic.twitter.com/5AxUe1cSvU— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) November 28, 2019
Last Christmas, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise trip to Iraq.