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Here's How Much Turkey and Pie Is Being Sent to Deployed Troops Around the World

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Here's How Much Turkey and Pie Is Being Sent to Deployed Troops Around the World

Military.com

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg

More than 131 tons of food will ensure members serving abroad, including those newly deployed to Saudi Arabia, will still have all the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner.

The Defense Logistics Agency, which distributes supplies to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and others, began planning in April on how to deliver 66,741 lbs of roasted turkey, 80,546 lbs of beef and other food in time for the troops' Thanksgiving meals.
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"I know the feeling of missing family and friends during the holiday season," DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence said in a news release. "Our workforce takes great pride in ensuring deployed warfighters have a taste of the holidays while they are protecting our freedoms."

The DoD is also sending these main dishes downrange:

    4,925 whole turkeys
    44,384 lbs of shrimp
    43,648 pounds of ham

This year's total Thanksgiving fixings are significantly higher than that of three years ago, which was more than 63 tons.

Read more: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/11/27/heres-how-much-turkey-and-pie-being-sent-deployed-troops-around-world.html