Happy Thanksgiving! Fort Benning to serve 12,000 Thanksgiving dinners today

Fort Benning celebrates Thanksgiving Day

Fort Benning celebrates Thanksgiving Day

Fort Benning Public Affairs /

FORT BENNING, Ga. (Nov. 23) — Senior noncommissioned officers worked the serving lines in a time-honored tradition of serving Soldiers and civilians during an annual pre-Thanksgiving lunch Nov. 23, 2016, at the NCOA Dining Facility on Fort Benning. (Photos by Markeith Horace/MCoE PAO)Pre-Thanksgiving Meal 2016

UPDATE: (Nov. 24) Today, on Thanksgiving Day, 11 Fort Benning dining facilities will serve approximately 12,000 traditional Thanksgiving meals.

Soldiers, retirees, and family members may participate in Thanksgiving dinner at any of the 11 dining facilities on Fort Benning Thanksgiving Day, November 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Pre-Thanksgiving Meal 2016Retirees are encouraged to use the Airborne dining facility, Building, 2745. Fort Benning will serve an estimated: Turkey – 8,011 lbs.
Ham – 3,362 lbs.
Beef Steamship Round – 2,430 lbs.
Beef Prime Rib – 3,160 lbs.
Pork Spareribs – 960 lbs.
Shrimp – 1,940 lbs.
Cornish Hens – 1,977

Pies (Pumpkin, sweet potato, apple, cherry, coconut cream,Thanksgiving Pies 2016
lemon, meringue, peach and pecan) – 6,236

Apples – 3,836 lbs.
Bananas – 3,440 lbs.
Grapes – 2,322 lbs.
Oranges – 4,495 lbs.
Pineapples – 726 lbs.
Watermelon – 1,040 lbs.
Tangerines – 2,065 lbs.
Collard Greens – 340 lbs.
Cranberry sauce – 300 gallon cans
Mixed nuts – 1,250 lbs.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fort Benning Thanksgiving 2016

Fort Benning will serve 12,000 Thanksgiving dinners Nov. 24.

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