For America’s troops, being deployed to a warzone is no excuse for missing out on Thanksgiving celebrations.
Even when stationed in far off countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, America’s military service members still get their turkey and stuffing. Soldiers take the day to relax, enjoy some food, and play football.
For troops in Afghanistan, Thanksgiving dinner has been in the works for months. Food, as well as sparkling grape juice, is ordered and shipped up to four months in advance.
Check out these photos of members of the US military celebrating one of America’s biggest holidays while deployed around the world:
Despite being deployed to warzones, large military bases will usually hold a Thanksgiving feast for the soldiers, such as this one in Camp Eggers, Kabul, Afghanistan in 2011.
Military personnel and civilian contractors are all treated to Thanksgiving buffets made by fellow servicemen.
Military bases are decorated to look more festive for the holiday, like this display at ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2014.