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Warm hearts from across the world with Holiday Greetings

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  • By 36th Wing Public Affairs
Break out your holiday attire, it's holiday greeting time!

Broadcast teams from the Joint Hometown News Service will be recording holiday greetings from servicemembers overseas to be sent to mainland TV stations. There is no better way to warm your families' hearts than with a greeting from sunny Guam.

The teams will be set up here Oct. 22 at the Palm Tree Golf Course and at Naval Base Guam Oct. 23.

Any member of the U.S. Armed Forces qualifies to record a greeting. This includes servicemembers, civilian employees and their families. If a military member is deployed, spouses or children can record a greeting. Servicemembers with families in more than one location can record more than one greeting.

Servicemembers must be in uniform to record a greeting. Department of Defense contractors can record greetings, but should not mention the company they work for. All greetings will be reviewed and inappropriate greetings will not be sent to air.

The Joint Hometown News Service offers the following tips to make the most of one's time in front of the camera:

· Family members should come with their sponsor, unless that sponsor is deployed.

· Bring an address book with your family members' names, city, state and phone number. Station managers need the phone numbers to let families know when the greetings will air.

· When on camera, relax. Keep hand gestures to a minimum.

· Write main points on an index card. There is no script, but notes will help you remember everything you want to say.

· Most greetings will air from Thanksgiving Day through New Year's Day, so don't mention any particular holiday, it may make the greeting outdated.