DLA serves Super Bowl fare to service members overseas
By Alexandra Siemiatkowski
DLA Troop Support Public Affairs
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Capt. Joe Beale, a systems automation officer assigned to the 57th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, cheers as the Seattle Seahawks score a touchdown during Super Bowl XLVIII, Feb. 2, 2014. DLA Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain helped ensure service members enjoy traditional fare for this year’s big game.
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Members of Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team watch Super Bowl XLVII at Forward Operating Base Smart, Afghanistan, Feb. 4, 2013. DLA Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain helped ensure service members enjoy traditional fare for this year’s big game.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 2, 2017 —
As millions of Americans munch on game-day fare while watching the Super Bowl this Sunday, so will service members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Warfighters overseas will be able to choose from pizza, chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, burgers, hot dogs, poppers and non-alcoholic beer while watching the game, thanks to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.
Anthony Amendolia, a supervisor with DLA Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain, takes pride in delivering a taste of home to service members overseas.
“It is a good feeling to know that we are a small part of providing the meals that our warfighters eat during the Super Bowl,” Amendolia said. “With all the sacrifices they make and the challenges they face, it is the very least we could do to make their day better.”
Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 William Duff, theater food advisor in Iraq for the Combined Joint Area of Operations, said watching events like the Super Bowl can be a morale booster.
“Service members track a little piece of home through sports, music, current events and anything that will give them a connection back home,” Duff said. “It creates the esprit de corps amongst sports fans and bragging rights for whatever team wins.”
For Duff, his favorite game day foods include chicken wings, cheese sticks and jalapeno poppers.