God Bless Soldiers,and Happy New Year!!!
From the article:
CAMP DOHA, Kuwait (AP) - Though the beer and champagne lacked alcohol, U.S. troops in Kuwait still partied, welcoming the new year in high spirits and taking a break from tensions ahead of a possible war with neighboring Iraq.
The tanks and humvees were parked off to the side at U.S. military bases in the Persian Gulf state as soldiers filled up recreation halls and decorated tents to dance, pop balloons and stage talent shows.
In the Persian Gulf, some 5,000 U.S. sailors had their party early, turning the flight deck of the USS Constellation into giant picnic area for daytime festivities before gearing up to work New Year's Day.
At Camp Doha, the biggest U.S. base in Kuwait, soldiers wore colorful party hats and garlands of plastic flowers, along with camouflage uniforms, and gorged roast beef and pasta. The walls thudded to a mix of rock, salsa, pop and country western music spun by DJ Shortie, alias Eric White, 35, of Washington, a civilian contractor with the army in Kuwait.