It’s welcome news for the families of troop members serving overseas, as well as the troops themselves. The defense video and imagery distribution system - or DVIDS- now has a website where anyone can view a recorded greeting from troop members. "It’s essentially a website that was designed about 2003-2004 and it's grown over the years. There’s many different things that it provides, but it’s all about gaining access to the deployed service members, that are deployed throughout the world, most specifically in Afghanistan and Iraq."
Major Scott Betts with DVIDS says the greetings are available for public viewing and media outlets to use during the holiday season. He adds that the website has been a vital link between the deployed troops and their families and the good cheer it generates has made a difference to people who see those service members who serve our nation so proudly.