Pentagon sends 300,000 pounds of Thanksgiving food to U.S. troops

by Jenny Mount · Nov 25th, 2020 4:07 pm
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Last Updated Nov 26th, 2020 at 3:12 pm

American troops stationed on U.S. military installations around the world will have nearly 51,000 pounds of roasted turkey, thanks to the Pentagon.

The Pentagon has delivered nearly 300,000 pounds of traditional Thanksgiving food to service members throughout the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Korea, Qatar, and Honduras, among other locations.

Thanksgiving meals will be different this year as they will be a grab-and-go style takeout instead of large group gatherings in dining facilities.

"The holidays will look quite different this year for everyone. I'm proud that our workforce is doing everything possible to make sure our warfighters get a proper holiday meal, especially since many of us will not be able to be with our family and friends. We want to make sure they get that taste of home no matter where they are in the world," Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence said.

In addition to the turkey, service members will also receive beef, ham, shrimp, sweet potatoes, pies, cakes, and eggnog.


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