American soldiers in Afghanistan celebrated Christmas Day at Bagram Air Field on Friday.

Troops enjoyed a special Christmas meal at the airbase, away from their families and loved ones.


U.S. soldiers work in their office on Christmas day at Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

"It is kind of sad because I am not with my family at this time, but I have a job I have to do, so it is sacrifice I have to make," said soldier Adonis Jimenez.

Bagram is one of the main US military bases in Afghanistan, where US soldiers serving with NATO forces are based.