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Deployed Troops to Get Thanksgiving Meal

Nearly 186,000 pounds of turkey, 108,000 pounds of ham, and 82,000 pounds of stuffing mix will be served for Thanksgiving meals for troops in Iraq and Kuwait, according to officials at the Defense Logistics Agency.
That includes 87,456 pounds each of boneless white turkey meat and boneless dark turkey meat; and 11,000 pounds of whole turkeys. Another 12,050 pounds of boneless turkey and 6,032 pounds of whole turkey are on the menu for Afghanistan.

http://www.marinetimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1310773.php


November 21, 2005


By Karen Jowers
Times staff writer


Nearly 186,000 pounds of turkey, 108,000 pounds of ham, and 82,000 pounds of stuffing mix will be served for Thanksgiving meals for troops in Iraq and Kuwait, according to officials at the Defense Logistics Agency.
That includes 87,456 pounds each of boneless white turkey meat and boneless dark turkey meat; and 11,000 pounds of whole turkeys. Another 12,050 pounds of boneless turkey and 6,032 pounds of whole turkey are on the menu for Afghanistan.

Troops will also get shrimp and beef.

Side dishes will include 2,915 cases of corn on the cob, 11,664 cans each of mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, and 2,916 cans of cranberry sauce in the Iraq theater. Corn on the cob will not be going to Afghanistan, but the other sides will be on the menu there.

To top things off, 21,204 pies will be served in the Iraq war zone and 10,896 in Afghanistan.

Each year, the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia provides about $12.7 billion worth of food, clothing and textiles, medicines and medical equipment, and general and construction supplies for troops. The supply center is part of the Defense Logistics Agency.