U.S. service members out of country treated to turkey dinner on Thanksgiving

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

U.S. troops may not be with family this Thanksgiving, but they're still getting a taste of home.

Thousands of service members out of the country are celebrating the American holiday with a classic turkey meal.

The Department of Defense said this year it shipped out about 52,000 pounds of turkey to bases around the world.

It can take up to three months for the supplies to arrive at some remote locations.

The defense logistics agency says along with the turkey, it shipped out:

- 25,000+ pounds of beef

- 17,000 pounds of ham

- 700 gallons of eggnog

- 3,000+ pounds of marshmallows