President Trump Calls U.S. Troops on Christmas Eve

Posted: Dec 24, 2019 10:30 AM
President Trump Calls U.S. Troops on Christmas Eve

Source: (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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

***Original post***

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. 

Over Thanksgiving, President Trump made a surprise visit to Afghanistan. 

Last Christmas, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise trip to Iraq.