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

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.

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.

(Image credit: Courtesy Alphonso family)

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