TUR­KEY DAY FOR OVER­SEAS TROOPS

The Washington Times Weekly - - Geopolitics -

The De­fense Lo­gis­tics Agency, the Pen­tagon’s sup­plier, has shipped more than 15,000 pounds of tur­key and 1,854 pies, in­clud­ing sweet potato and pump­kin, to U.S. troops in Afghanistan for Thurs­day’s Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day.

“Be­ing away from home and their fam­i­lies dur­ing the hol­i­days is tough enough with­out con­sid­er­ing the dif­fi­cult and dan­ger­ous con­di­tions our ser­vice men and women face,” said An­thony Amen­do­lia, an of­fi­cial with DLA’s Troop Sup­port Sub­sis­tence sup­ply chain.

“Since they can’t be home for the hol­i­days, our employees are ded­i­cated to bring­ing the hol­i­days to them.”

Amer­i­can forces based in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jor­dan and Kuwait will be feast­ing on a to­tal of 51,699 pounds of tur­key, 25,970 pounds of beef, 17,130 pounds of ham, 706 gal­lons of eg­gnog and 3,360 pounds of marsh­mal­lows.

Con­tact Bill Gertz on Twit­ter at @Bil­lGertz.

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