Skip to comments.Christmas dinner in Kabul: 150 turkeys, 400 pounds of ribs and 2,500 cookies
Posted on 12/25/2017 9:13:44 AM PST by GonzoII
KABUL, Afghanistan Troops at NATOs Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul gathered for a Christmas Day feast on Monday.
About 130 dining facility staff members spent weeks resupplying and preparing the feast of 150 turkeys, 400 pounds of prime rib, 400 pounds of crab legs, 280 cakes and pies, 2,500 cookies and more. To wash it down, there were 120 gallons of sparkling cider and 40 gallons of egg nog.
(Excerpt) Read more at stripes.com ...
God Bless the troops!
I hope they invited the Brits.
When the headline said “ribs” I wondered if that was pork ribs. Based on the excerpt, looks like beef prime rib.
I hope those were pork ribs.
Where’s the bacon?
50 years ago the unit I was in ate in the 168 Engineers mess hall with two generals. The guys on KP seated us, took orders and served our meals. We even had wine. Quite a change form the mess tent in the jungle or “C rations” we had eaten for 7 months.
Merry Christmas and Happy new year to all.
God bless our troops and their families.
Sounds great, Im glad Yall got a good meal and a well deserved break.
Thank You for Your Service.
May their service and sacrifice be recognized far and wide. This includes the families of all deployed.
I had lunch at the Kabul chow hall once. Real plates and glasses and real eating utensils! And the food was great. As opposed to the KBR chow halls that used paper plates and cups and plastic eating utensils. And served very mediocre food. Bagram Air Base was where I spent Christmas 2006. Eat hearty lads. And have as Merry a Christmas as you can.
God bless them, every one!
Last time I was at ISAF we were served Christmas dinner by our CO/XO, 4-star and 2-star generals. They wore Santa hats and served us baked ham.
I was working at Kabul Airport in 2006 at the ISAF compound next to the terminal buildings. The mess hall there was run by Brits with most of the help coming from from Pakistan or Indonesia. You are right about the real plates and glasses, but we sure had to eat way too much mutton while I was there. There were 31 sign-in sheets at the mess hall, one for each country that had people assigned there.
We Americans were the minority there at that time, only about 40-50 of us, mostly civilians. One of the big advantages we had was an “All Forces” club where we get 3 beers a day. We had a lot of visitors from other US bases that would come in to “inspect” our operations and we would always make sure they visited the club. We never failed an inspection.
That’s about a week’s worth at Rosie Odonnell z
Best military memories were holiday meals either in the chow halls or in the field...... on those days we ate like kings . Later in my career the “top three” senior NCO grades went out and took the places of troops on duty so they could spend time with they’re families.
God bless those still standing watch , even during the holidays......
Stay Safe !
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.