While most Iowans sit down to enjoy the Christmas holiday with their families Iowans in the military are on assignment thousands of miles away in a foreign land. Iowa Guard spokesman Colonel Robert King says technology has made it a little easier for service men and women to keep in contact with family members. During the Gulf War at the beginning of this decade King says a long distance phone call was about the only way to keep in touch. Even with the new technology, King says it is tough on all members of the military to not be home with family. King says soldiers must still do their job even during the holiday. He hopes everyone remembers those who are serving their country and can’t be home at this time of year. King says there are a few Iowa Guard members still on assignment overseas this holiday season along with Iowans serving regular duty in the armed forces.