Overseas troops send holiday greetings home

Troops with ties to the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas sent recorded holiday greetings home this season while they serve on deployment or stationed at bases overseas. A video reel of their messages is below.

Those shown below are part of a total 5,965 holiday greetings recorded this fall by Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers, and Marines.

Featured holiday greetings are from -

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin Priest
Location: Southwest Asia
Hometown: Cathedral City

Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexis Gonzales
Location: Bagram Air Field
Hometown: Beaumont

Air Force Technical Sgt. Maurice Carbajal
Location: Aviano Air Base, Italy
Hometown: Yucca Valley

Army Maj. David Bourne
Location: Qatar
Hometown: Palm Springs

Army Specialist Theresa Baldwin
Location: Forward Operating Base Joyce
Hometown: Twentynine Palms

Army Staff Sgt. David Jimenez
Location: Bagram Air Field
Hometown: El Centro

Army Sgt. 1st Class Tamara Bogan
Location: Bagram Air Field
Hometown: Twentynine Palms

Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Hunt
Location: Kabul
Hometown: El Centro

Army Private First Class Hollie Stutes
Location: Camp Leatherneck
Hometown: El Centro