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For Many U.S. Military Families, Coronavirus Means Thanksgiving-In-Place

Added 11-25-20 07:07:07pm EST - “About half of Defense Dept. installations worldwide have implemented travel restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect America's fighting forces. It's making for a tough holiday.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “For Many U.S. Military Families, Coronavirus Means Thanksgiving-In-Place”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged people to stay home for Thanksgiving this year, which millions of travelers have ignored.

Restrictions and regulations implemented by the Defense Dept. to prevent the spread of the coronavirus have put a stop to holiday travel in many military installations.

Marine Capt. Cristian Alphonso, center, pictured with his parents, Bonny, left, and Karen, right, in 2014. Alphonso was unable to visit his parents before an upcoming deployment because of Defense Dept. travel restrictions. Courtesy Alphonso family hide caption

Marine Capt. Cristian Alphonso, center, pictured with his parents, Bonny, left, and Karen, right, in 2014. Alphonso was unable to visit his parents before an upcoming deployment because of Defense Dept. travel restrictions.

Marine Corps Capt. Cristian Alphonso is an Osprey pilot stationed in Southern California. And although Camp Pendleton had lifted many travel restrictions in July, he was not allowed to travel further than 400 miles from base because of his upcoming deployment.

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