Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and the Navy is stocking up on ingredients to prepare this year's feast for your Sailors.
This year the Navy is planning to serve:
Shrimp Cocktail - 9,000 lbs.
Roast Turkey - 89,350 lbs.
Baked Ham - 24,430 lbs.
Sweet Potatoes - 18,000 lbs.
Mashed Potatoes - 31,304 lbs.
Stuffing - 17,200 lbs.
Gravy - 1,800 gal.
Green Bean Casserole - 8,000 lbs.
Corn on Cob - 7,200 lbs.
Cranberry Sauce - 6,100 lbs.
Egg Nog - 2,200 gal.
Assorted Pies - 5,800 per galley
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). Monterey, deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jenkins/Released)
"Every Thanksgiving our culinary specialists take on the huge task of feeding our Sailors, and every year they succeed," said NAVSUP Director of Navy Food Service Cmdr. Scott Wilson. "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."
Thanksgiving Day will be observed as a federal holiday for most Department of the Navy personnel Thursday, Nov. 23.
NAVSUP's mission is to provide supplies, services, and quality-of-life support to the Navy and joint warfighter. With headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, and security assistance. In addition, NAVSUP is responsible for food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods.