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U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School opens Mission Thanksgiving registration

By Jose Rodriguez | U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School Public Affairs | Oct. 4, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —

The U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston has opened registration for Mission Thanksgiving.

For many young Soldiers attending training at Fort Sam Houston, Thanksgiving will be their first major holiday away from their home and family.

Soldiers are committed to their training and understand the sacrifice of their service, but for some it can be lonely being away.

Mission Thanksgiving at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston started more than 20 years ago when area families and the installation chaplains joined to start a program providing an opportunity for Soldiers to take a break from training and enjoy a Thanksgiving within a family environment.

This annual event offers an opportunity for the community to host Soldiers to their home for Thanksgiving Day. In 2016, a record 234 families and 634 Soldiers participated in Mission Thanksgiving

For more information on how to register, visit the AMEDD Center and School website at http://www.cs.amedd.army.

mil/mission_thanksgiving.aspx or call 210-295-6999. Registration runs through Nov. 6.