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Christmas Greetings from Resolute Support Headquarters, Afghanistan

20 Dec 2018 13:44

Synopsis

Resolute Support Mission service members of three different nationalities (Australian, Danish and Spanish) send Christmas greetings home from Kabul, Afghanistan. Soundbites available in Danish, English and Spanish.

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(00:00:00) Private Jack Sendall, 6 RAR Australian Force, works in force protection at RSHQ, Kabul - Christmas shout-out (ENGLISH) G´day all. Private Jack Sendall here from the Australian NSE in Kabul with the Australian force protection. Just want to wish everyone very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope everyone has a safe holidays. Also, big shout-out to everyone back home, mom and dad, my sisters, love you heaps! (00:00:15) Private Jack Sendall and Private Jay Nykvist Christmas soundbites (ENGLISH) G´day Private Sendall here from the Australian NSE with the Australian force protection here in Kabul. So we have been here for about four months now, it´s been great so far. Coming up we are gonna be spending Christmas here. It´s should be a really good day. I´m sure we are gonna all have nice dinner with our family upstairs, should be great. To give you more info, I´ll bring someone in. I´ll allow him to introduce himself, you are the man of the hour. (In walks Private Jay Nykvist wearing a Christmas sweater). G´day everyone. How´s it going? Private Nykvist here. So what we have got for Christmas this holidays is spending it in this lovely three storey complex. We are going to start off with some ripper coffees in the morning, get the brain going. Then what do you reckon we’ll do? (Private Sendall replies): Ah mate, I think, a bit of family time... (Private Nykvist continues): A bit of family time with the boys. (Private Sendall): Open some Christmas presents. (Private Nykvist): The boys, they make it. (Private Sendall): We are going to be opening Christmas presents as well. (Private Nykvist): If we get some. (Private Sendall): Yes, if we have been good this year. (Private Nykvist): And Merry Christmas to everyone back home! (Private Sendall): Yes, Merry Christmas! . (00:01:11) Lt.Col. Michael Lodberg, planner at Resolute Support Headquarters, Kabul. Christmas shout-out (DANISH) Hi my name is Michael Lodberg. I work as a planner at the headquarters in Kabul. This year, I will not be with the people I love the most during Christmas Eve because I will celebrate Christmas here in Kabul. Fortunately, I can spend the time together with my Nordic friends in the Palace behind me, the ‘Nordic Palace’ (the Nordic NSE) and I´m looking forward to that. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you back home. I´ll see you in the new year! (00:01:32) Lt.Col. Michael Lodberg, planner at Resolute Support Headquarters, Kabul. Christmas interview (DANISH). Hi my name is Michael Lodberg. I work as a planner at the headquarters in Kabul. This year, I will not be with my family and the people I love the most during Christmas, because I will celebrate Christmas here in Kabul. I´m lucky that I can celebrate Christmas together with my Nordic friends and Danish comrades in the house behind me, which is the ‘Nordic Palace’ (the Nordic NSE), where there will be 5-6 of us together on Christmas Eve. Fortunately we have been sent food from Denmark so we can have proper Christmas dinner and I think it will be a very nice Christmas evening. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you back home! (00:02:05) A group of Spanish soldiers say Christmas and New Year greetings in Spanish. (00:02:09) Corporal Alvaro Lozano Miranda, assistant of the Spanish NSE at Resolute Support Headquarters, Kabul. Christmas shout-out video (English and Spanish). Hello! I’m Corporal Lozano from Spanish NSE here in HQ, Kabul and I wish you [in Spanish] Merry Christmas and happy New Year! (00:02:18) Corporal Alvaro Lozano Miranda, assistant of the Spanish NSE at Resolute Support Headquarters, Kabul. Christmas interview video (English and Spanish). Hello I’m Corporal Lozano here in the NSE of Spain, here in HQ in Kabul and I want to wish everyone Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! And I will spend my Christmas here with all the people of Spain who are far away from their families and we support all of them. (00:02:59) Major Rafael Gonzalez Cámara, Spanish Air Force, working in Assessment and analysis group / strategy and plans (CJ5) in Resolute Support Headquarters, Kabul. Christmas shout-out (SPANISH). Hi! This is Major Cámara from Spanish Air Force. I’m at Resolute Support Headquarters Assessment and Analysis group. (In Spanish) Merry Christmas! (00:03:09) Major Rafael Gonzalez Cámara, Spanish Air Force, working in Assessment and analysis group / strategy and plans (CJ5) in Resolute Support Headquarters, Kabul – Christmas interview. Hello everybody. I’m Major Cámara, Spanish Air Force. I’m assigned to the Resolute Support headquarters in the assessment and analysis group. I’m will plan to…I’m planning to spend Christmas eve here with the rest of the Spanish detachment, probably we will do it quite traditional way, just having a nice dinner then sing carols and spend some time together, remembering or families and relatives in Spain. Well, we will try to prepare some kind of Spanish dishes, maybe not Paella because it’s during the night but we will try to do it in a Spanish way. (00:03:50) Group of Puerto Rico Army National Guard soldiers say Christmas greetings (Spanish) (00:04:19) Various Puerto Rico Army National Guard soldiers say Christmas greetings (English) END

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Reference
NATO744050
Date filming
05 Dec 2018 12:00
Location
Kabul
Country
Afghanistan
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