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Thursday, 17 November 2016
Special to GUIDON

Fort Leonard Wood is scheduled to celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional holiday meal served at 10 on-post dining facilities.

William Moffitt, Installation Food Program manager, his team and the food service contractor are planning to provide nearly 11,000 meals during the lunch celebration and more than 25,000 meals throughout the day.

More than four tons of turkey, 900 pounds of shrimp, 3,000 pounds of rib eye and more than 2,000 assorted pies will be served as part of the traditional holiday meal that more than 300 food service employees will prepare.
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“The anticipation and excitement for this meal is evident weeks in advance in each brigade,” Moffitt said.

“To watch and take note of how well team Fort Leonard Wood comes together for an event the size of a city that is much more complex than normal populations is a memorable experience,” he added.

Family and friends are welcome to support their military member in the individual’s assigned dining facility from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Veterans and military retirees are also welcome to experience the Thanksgiving Day atmosphere from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Double DFAC at 6111 Indiana Ave., one of the largest dining facilities in the DOD,” Moffitt said.

The U. S. Army Garrison Diner, DFAC 3223, will serve their Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, and will be closed from the morning of Nov. 24 until the breakfast meal of Nov. 28.

The 2016 Thanksgiving holiday meal rate is $9.05. All visitors, except service members and Family members of service members E4 and below, will pay the holiday meal rate.

Service members, E4 and below and their Families, pay a discounted rate of $6.80.

“From the drill sergeants working long challenging hours as leaders to our sister services from all branches training with intensity to pause for a day and reflect and be thankful is a true reflection of the American way,” Moffitt said. “To see the looks of excitement and relief on the faces of the trainees that show the realization of being a part of a very unique, diverse and special team makes me very thankful for being a part of such a great organization.”

Dining Facility assignments:
DFAC 820 (1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment) — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DFAC 754 (2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment) — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DFAC 836 (3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment) — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DFAC 908 (795th Military Police Battalion) — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DFAC 930 (787th Military Police Battalion) — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DFAC 1011 (1st Engineer Brigade) — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DFAC 2105 (43rd Adjutant General Reception Battalion) — 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DFAC 1784 — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Serving 84th Chemical Battalion, 58th Transportation Battalion and Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps detachments)
DFAC 6111 (6111 Indiana Ave.) — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Two dining rooms will be open, and this facility will support veterans and Family members who are not visiting service members assigned to another DFAC.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 November 2016 )