Feeding the Fleet on Thanksgiving by the Numbers

If you think it is stressful to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving meal for your family, try cooking for 324,000+ people – our Navy family of our Sailors who are protecting and defending America.

Since we’re a forward Navy, many of our shipmates are away from their families this Thanksgiving, but they’ll still get a taste of home.

“Every Thanksgiving our culinary specialists take on the huge task of feeding our Sailors, and every year they succeed.”
– Cmdr. Scott Wilson, NAVSUP director of Navy Food Service

This year, we’re serving approximately:

GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 24, 2016) Petty Officer 2nd Class Mitchell Reed, right, cuts slices of turkey for Petty Officer 3rd Class Kelby Maynor for a Thanksgiving dinner aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jenkins/Released)
GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 24, 2016) Petty Officer 2nd Class Mitchell Reed, right, cuts slices of turkey for Petty Officer 3rd Class Kelby Maynor for a Thanksgiving dinner aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jenkins/Released)

“Being away from family and friends during this time of year isn’t easy, but that motivates our culinary specialists to provide a quality meal to our Sailors. The joy we see on Sailors’ faces makes all of the effort worth it.”
– Cmdr. Scott Wilson, NAVSUP director of Navy Food Service

Let our Sailors know you’re thinking about them.

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Feeding the Fleet on Thanksgiving by the Numbers