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.”