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Nov. 24, 2021

DLA Distribution Commanding General delivers Thanksgiving Day remarks

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Plymouth colonists’ celebration of a harrowing but fruitful first year in America thanks to the aid of the Wampanoag and Pawtuxet tribes, and 158 years since, in the midst of a Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November "as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise" following a significant Union victory at Gettysburg.

Nov. 22, 2021

DLA Troop Support has key ingredients to get Thanksgiving meals to troops

For more than 50 years, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support has provided traditional Thanksgiving dishes to field kitchens, dining facilities and galleys in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and other locations around the world.

Nov. 25, 2020

DLA Distribution Commanding General's Thanksgiving Day message

While this year has seen its challenges, together, as an organization, we’ve navigated through the unchartered waters of this pandemic while continuing our focus on supporting our military.

Nov. 24, 2020

Planning, coordination, flexibility key ingredients to DLA providing warfighters Thanksgiving dinner

For more than 50 years, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support has been providing traditional Thanksgiving food to field kitchens, dining facilities and galleys in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and other locations where service members are deployed. While the logistics of getting the ingredients to the table were more complicated this year, warfighters will still have a traditional Thanksgiving meal this week.

Nov. 23, 2020

Defense Logistics Agency gets Thanksgiving meals

This year, Thanksgiving will be different for our service men and women throughout the world. While meals may be switched to grab-and-go style takeout instead of large group gatherings in dining facilities, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain is making sure that warfighters everywhere are able to have a home-cooked meal with all the trimmings this holiday.

Nov. 27, 2019

DLA forward teams ensure warfighters receive Thanksgiving meals

DLA employees have worked since the spring to ensure military service members throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East can enjoy turkey, sweet potatoes and pies for Thanksgiving.

Nov. 30, 2018

Veterans serving veterans, giving thanks across military generations

Many Americans gathered with family and friends to give thanks last week; however, members of the DLA Land and Maritime family met with another family to give thanks this season – veterans. The 13-member group of active duty and retired service members led by the Joint Reserve Force supported the Columbus VA annual Thanksgiving feast for area veterans. The event was held at the American Legion Post 144 on South High Street Nov. 16.

Nov. 23, 2017

Gobble it up: 386 EFSS prepares for Thanksgiving

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing website — Months of planning and weeks of preparation come down to the next 8 hours. The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, Expeditionary Force Support Squadron is preparing to cook the Thanksgiving Day Lunch for approximately 7,000 Airmen, soldiers, civilians and coalition forces stationed at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.

Nov. 21, 2017

DLA delivers Thanksgiving meals to troops overseas

The Subsistence team sent more than 200,000 pounds of traditional Thanksgiving food to field kitchens, dining facilities and galleys throughout the Middle East and other parts of the U.S. Central Command.

Nov. 21, 2016

DLA delivers Thanksgiving meals to troops overseas

American troops serving around the world will be able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal, thanks to the Defense Logistics Agency. More than 14,968 pounds of turkey and 8,712 pies, including sweet potato and pumpkin, have been delivered to troops in Afghanistan.