Overseas troops will see Sunday NFL games despite government shutdown, Defense Department says

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U.S. military personnel overseas will get to watch the NFL conference championships games Sunday, after the broadcasts originally were deemed a non-essential service and canceled as part of the government shutdown, according to the Defense Department.

 Despite the government shutdown, (the department) determined the operational necessity of television and radio broadcasts constitutes them as essential activities,” chief Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White said. “We will continue to find solutions to support our troops at home and abroad

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