Member access

4-Traders Homepage  >  News


Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesHot NewsMost Read NewsRecomm.Business LeadersVideosCalendar 

DynCorp International to Serve Nearly 20,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Troops in Afghanistan

11/20/2013 | 08:54am US/Eastern

DynCorp International (DI) team members working overseas are doing their part to help members of the military serving in Afghanistan celebrate Thanksgiving by cooking up nearly 20,000 traditional Thanksgiving Day meals for the holiday on November 28.

"Although DynCorp International Food Service serves more than 41.5 million meals per year, the Thanksgiving meal is where DI personnel truly take the opportunity to display their talents, offering our warfighters a bit of home away from home," said Robert F. Jennings IV, DynCorp International Food Services manager.

DI's food service teams working at 13 active forward operating bases in Afghanistan are planning this year to serve:

  • More than 68 tons (137,630 lbs) of turkey with 2,457 lbs of stuffing and 1,250 lbs of cranberry sauce
  • Two tons (4,950 lbs) of boneless ham
  • Two tons of shrimp
  • 749 gallons of mashed potatoes
  • More than 6,000 assorted fruit pies
  • Nearly 264 gallons of non-alcoholic eggnog and 591 gallons of sparkling grape juice

Goods are being shipped from DI's Distribution Center in Afghanistan to the outlying bases where it will be served in DI-managed dining facilities. Food Service managers have also been preparing Thanksgiving decorations for the U.S. military and civilian personnel to enjoy while dining.

As part of the LOGCAP IV program in Afghanistan, 1,200 DI team members work on the Food Service team operating 13 full-service dining facilities. DI provides support to the U.S. and Coalition troops in Afghanistan under the LOGCAP IV contract, including operations and maintenance support, facilities management, electrical power, water, sewage and waste management, laundry operations, food services, and transportation motor pool operations, as well as construction services for other sites.

About DynCorp International

DynCorp International is a global government services provider working in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives, delivering support solutions for defense, diplomacy and international development. DI operates major programs in logistics, platform support, contingency operations and training and mentoring to reinforce security, community stability and the rule of law. DynCorp International is headquartered in Falls Church, Va. For more information, visit our blogs or follow DynCorp International on Twitter.

DynCorp International
Beatrice-Madonna Livioco, 571-722-0270

© Business Wire 2013
Recommend :
React to this article
Latest news
Date Title
<1m ago BANRO : Provides a Corporate Update
2m ago Studies from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in the Area of Herpetology Reported (Mapping Genotype Distributions in the Unisexual Ambystoma Complex)
2m ago BOJ should study shifting focus to zero rates in future - Kiuchi
2m ago CULTURECOM : to place up to 157.5m warrants
2m ago CHINA OILFIELD SERVICES : HSBC lifts China Oilfield to HK$25.1
2m ago ICUBE TECHNOLOGY : Tech issues HK$133m CN to buy HK-listed firm
2m ago CHINA PRECIOUS METAL RESURCS HLDG : CPM to buy investment management & advisory business
2m ago CHINA OCEAN SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY : Shipbldg places 1.2bn shares for HK$269m
3m ago CHANGFENG AXLE CHINA : to gain Rmb1.89m from sites surrender
3m ago TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER : Hokkaido Electric seeks to raise electricity bills by around 17%
Latest news
Hot News 
VIROPHARMA : Updated Rule 2.10 Announcement
CLEAN AIR POWER : EPW Subcommittee Hearing Highlights Effects of Climate Change on American Communities
GFI : CME Group and GFI Group Announce Plan for Strategic Transactions
ACTA : Governor Corbett Discusses New Transportation Plan's Role in Maintaining Transit Service for Employees in Pittsburgh Region
Most Read News
5h ago JPMORGAN CHASE : Announces $30 Million for Small Business Network Growth
4h ago AMC NETWORKS : wants stake in BBC America - source
55m ago BANCO MACRO : Argentina fails to reach debt agreement, default imminent
2h ago BANCO ESPIRITO SANTO : BES seeks capital as key staff suspended over massive losses
4h ago MOLECULAR MEDICINE : Researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology Provide Details of New Studies and Findings in the Area of Molecular Medicine (Growth...
Most recommended articles
1m ago BOJ should study shifting focus to zero rates in future - Kiuchi
10m agoDJChina Rundong Seeks to Raise up to $138 Million in IPO
19m agoDJBOJ Board Member Kiuchi Signals Doubts Over Exports
19m agoDJBOE's Broadbent Says Average Rates Over Next Few Years More Important
Dynamic quotes