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Posts tagged: troops

Secretary’s Column: Honoring Rural Troops This Holiday Season

As they have in years past, tens of thousands of American troops will celebrate the holidays overseas. Many of them call our nation’s rural communities home.  So it is important – especially in this season – to remember those men and women who defend our nation.

There is one notable difference this year.  At President Obama’s direction, after nearly a decade at war, we are moving forward so that all American troops will be out of Iraq to reunite with their families for the holidays.  We should never forget the sacrifices of the more than one million men and women of the United States armed forces who served in Iraq, and the sacrifices of their families.  We are indebted to them, and proud of their efforts. Read more »

Bringing the Comforts of Home to Our Troops

Michael Lynch, a specialist within the military food inspection team within AMS, reviews a slice of turkey from a unitized group ration (UGR).  UGRs allow several soldiers to share a meal together in a group setting.

Michael Lynch, a specialist within the military food inspection team within AMS, reviews a slice of turkey from a unitized group ration (UGR). UGRs allow several soldiers to share a meal together in a group setting.

As we gather with family and friends for Thanksgiving, USDA would like to thank our troops for their dedication to protecting our country and for the sacrifices they make to preserve our freedom. Read more »