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Troops in Afghanistan will get game pizza

An Army food service worker slices pizza just prior to the Super Bowl on Feb. 6, 2012, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Pizzas 4 Patriots, which sent hundreds of pizzas to Bagram for the big game that year, is again sending thousands of pizzas for to deployed troops looking to enjoy Super Bowl events at their bases.

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By DREW BROOKS | The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. (Tribune News Service) | Published: January 29, 2015

U.S. troops in Afghanistan will get a taste of home this Super Bowl Sunday when a group continues its tradition of sending thousands of pizzas to those deployed.

The group Pizzas 4 Patriots has partnered with DHL Express for the seventh year, sending 5,000 pizzas to Afghanistan in time for today's big game.

The pizzas, donated by Rich Products Corp., are enough to feed every soldier currently deployed to Afghanistan, officials said.

"Having served overseas, I personally know that having a taste of home on Super Bowl Sunday is a powerful experience for troops stationed abroad," said retired Master Sgt. Mark Evans, founder of Pizzas 4 Patriots, in a news release.

The pizzas will be distributed at Bagram Airfield and then to forward operating bases in Afghanistan, officials said.

Since 2008, Pizzas 4 Patriots has provided nearly 150,000 pizzas to those serving with the U.S. military overseas.

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