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U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood visits Afghanistan, Kuwait and Germany over Thanksgiving

Underwood receives briefing on ISIS, Taliban and Al Qaeda activities

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, visited Afghanistan, Kuwait and Germany last week as part of a Congressional Delegation trip.
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, visited Afghanistan, Kuwait and Germany last week as part of a Congressional Delegation trip.

WASHINGTON— U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, shared Thanksgiving with service members overseas during a six day Congressional Delegation trip to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Germany, according to a news release. Underwood helped serve Thanksgiving lunch to troops based at Camp Buehring in Kuwait.

The Congress members also received national security briefings from U.S. generals about ISIS, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and discussed ways the U.S. can improve health care for service members and veterans.

“Every day, I am thankful for the brave men and women serving our country, but I am especially reminded of that as we enter the holiday season. There are so many servicemembers—including 400 members of the 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment of the Illinois National Guard—who are away from their families this time of year. They and their families sacrifice time together and holiday memories to serve our country,” said Underwood in the news release. “It was my great honor to meet with those deployed to share our country’s gratitude for them in person, and serve and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with them.”

In addition to Underwood, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano (CA-41), Vice Chair Conor Lamb (PA-17), Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), and Congresswoman Haley Stevens (MI-11) joined the delegation visit.

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