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This is so great to see!!!!

Some 10,000 deployed service members will be getting an early screening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Starting on Dec. 18, two days before its theatrical release, troops deployed to Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, and elsewhere, will have a chance to see the highly anticipated final installment in the Star Wars franchise that began a long time ago, in May, 1977.

The free special showing is the result of a partnership between the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Walt Disney Studios, according to a joint statement put out on Tuesday.

“Since 2012, the Exchange has forged a partnership with The Walt Disney Studios to bring first-run movies to our nation’s heroes,” Tom Shull, the CEO of AAFES said in the statement. “Bringing a blockbuster movie like Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to deployed troops during the holidays is a big morale boost. These service members are away from family and friends during this special time of year—and seeing a big release at the same time it’s being shown back home strengthens their connection with family and friends and eases the tensions of deployment.”

 

I’m sure they will be no spoilers….:-)
May the Force be with our troops. Thank you.