ADF Personnel celebrate Christmas on operations

Around 1,880 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel serving their nation on operations overseas will celebrate Christmas away from their families and friends this year.

ADF personnel are deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, the broader Middle East Region and South Sudan, as well as in our northern waters, as part of Australia's ongoing commitment to regional and global stability and security.

Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral (VADM) David Johnston, said the ADF would continue serving on operations over a time more often reserved for holidays and festive celebrations.