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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Thanksgiving dinner is an extra special time for members of the military who often cannot be with loved ones for a long time.

Through donations to the Turkeys for Troops program, the United Service Organizations' USO-Metropolitan Washington will prepare Thanksgiving gift baskets for military families in need.

The Gannett Foundation, USA Today, and WUSA9 donated a $10,000 check to the USO-Metro. Featured here are WUSA9 General Manager Mark Burdett and the head of the USO-Metro, Elaine Rogers.

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