I'm almost certain that everyone in the Northland either has a family member or knows of someone who serves in one of our Armed Forces. The holidays are always a tough time for those families when they're loved one is deployed. Years ago the only correspondence was a written letter that took a very long time to reach it's destination. Thanks to modern technology we can now skype, facetime on our phones and send pictures and audio. Like the holiday greeting that Chief Warrant Officer Jason Johansen has sent to the Northland.