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From Philadelphia With Love: US Soldiers Get a Super Bowl ‘Care Package’

(US soldiers drink nonalcoholic beer during a Super Bowl party at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, last year.  Deployed troops will celebrate again this year with hot wings, pizza rolls, meatballs, and other snacks provided by DLA Troop Support.  Photo by Army Sgt. Marc Loi, provided)

(US soldiers drink nonalcoholic beer during a Super Bowl party at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, last year. Deployed troops will celebrate again this year with hot wings, pizza rolls, meatballs, and other snacks provided by DLA Troop Support. Photo by Army Sgt. Marc Loi, provided)

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By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you are planning a feast for Super Bowl Sunday, you aren’t alone.  Soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines at more than 200 locations in Afghanistan will be enjoying a Super Bowl spread similar to yours.

The US Defense Logistics Agency, based in Northeast Philadelphia, has sent thousands of pounds of food to troops in Afghanistan so they can watch the game and enjoy some munchies from home.

Anthony Amendolia, Middle East region chief at the Defense Logistics Agency, says the delivery was made weeks ago to make sure it was there on time.

“There will be plenty of pizza, chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, and all the typical ‘pickie’ foods that are so fun to eat. Twenty-five tons of wings and 40,000 pizzas should help our troops enjoy the game, and 10,000 cases of non-alcoholic beer should wash that all down,” he tells KYW Newsradio.

Amendolia says there is one difference between watching the game here and watching the game there. We’ll be watching the game at 6:30pm, while the troops will be getting up at 3:30am to watch the game live.

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