Skip to comments.Thanksgiving: 35,000 Pounds of Turkey Flown to U.S. Troops in War Zones
Posted on 11/24/2016 2:49:02 PM PST by monkapotamus
The Thanksgiving holiday has reached the thousands of U.S. troops fighting terrorist groups in the Middle East and Afghanistan, ensuring Americans at home enjoy a peaceful day next to their loved ones.
While everyone here is proud of the job they doing to rid the world of [the Islamic State], they are no doubt missing their families during the holiday as well, U.S. Army Col. Joe Scrocca, director of public affairs for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, told Breitbart News. Thankfully, teammates become like family and we are fortunate to enjoy a special meal together of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, yams, and pie; all served by general officers and senior staff.
The service members deployed as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the Coalition of more than 60 nations committed to the military defeat of [ISIS], are spending Thanksgiving much like they do every day, except with perhaps a slightly fuller stomach, he added...
According to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), a Pentagon service agency tasked with ensuring U.S. troops abroad get a taste of home during the holidays, American service members deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Kuwait, have received: 34,760 pounds of turkey; 32,550 pounds of beef; 21,450 pounds of ham; 28,980 pounds of shrimp; 9,114 pounds of stuffing mix; and 879 gallons of eggnog...
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They didn’t have the turkeys fly themselves (kind of like aerial cattle)?
Oh My God the Humanity!
A flock of 35,000 turkeys flying at 36,000 feet and 575 mph!
One of the greatest comedy episodes of all time! To this day I believed turkeys could fly.
Can’t wait til we see President Trump visiting places like this!
Obama ate with them, huh? No? Surprise, surprise, not!