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NEWS | Nov. 27, 2017

Local families host Soldiers for Mission Thanksgiving

By Jose Rodriguez Army Medical Department Center & School Public Affairs

Families from San Antonio and surrounding cities came to the Army Medical Department Center & School at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 23 to host Soldiers for Mission Thanksgiving.

For many young Soldiers attending training at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Thanksgiving is 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.

Started more than 20 years ago, Mission Thanksgiving provides an opportunity for Soldiers to take a break from training and enjoy a Thanksgiving within a family environment.