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11-27-02, 11:21 AM
No. 602-02
November 27, 2002

Defense Agency Provides U.S. Troops Overseas with Holiday Meal

United States troops overseas will be receiving traditional
Thanksgiving meals this year, thanks to efforts of the Defense
Logistics Agency's (DLA) Defense Supply Center Philadelphia.

The task of supplying approximately $2.3 million worth of
traditional holiday fare to soldiers, sailors, airmen and
Marines serving America in a variety of Southwest Asian,
European and Pacific locations is no small feat. This year's
aggregate meal items include:

201,847 pounds of turkey; 131,720 pounds of beef; 114,036 pounds
of ham; 6,381 pounds of duck; 9,498 pounds of Cornish hens;
64,676 pounds of seafood; 16,954 cans of sweet potatoes; 67,089
pounds of vegetables; 1,344 boxes of corn-on-the-cob; 8,035 cans
of cranberry sauce; 67,895 pies; 4,117 pounds of fruitcake;
24,380 cans of eggnog; 8,299 cans of nuts; and 20,217 pounds of

The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia provides approximately
$7.8 billion worth of food, clothing and textiles, medicines and
medical equipment, general and industrial supplies for U.S.
troops worldwide and their eligible dependents annually. The
center is a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency.

The Defense Logistics Agency provides supply support, and
technical and logistics services to the military services and to
several civilian agencies. Headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va.,
DLA is the one source for nearly every consumable item, whether
for combat readiness, emergency preparedness or day-to-day



11-27-02, 11:36 AM
everything on the menu get's me hungry except for the fruitcake and I wonder why