November 26th, 2009
11:05 AM ET

Thanksgiving turkeys for the troops

In Afghanistan, turkeys and other food – wrapped and secured in large green containers – wait in Chinook helicopters for the "turkey drop." It's a way the U.S. military makes sure troops on the battlefield get a Thanksgiving dinner.

Check out more photos from Thanksgiving with the troops in Afghanistan and watch as CNN's Fred Pleitgen joins a helicopter crew delivering meals.