Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A Sallor's Thanksgiving

Here's two US Navy photos for blog no. 7 of December 2007. The cooks work hard to prepare enjoyable holiday meals. These meals are important moral boosters for the crew with the reality of family separation.

CORONADO, Calif. (Nov. 22, 2007) - Culinary Specialist 1st Class Mila Thomas carves the roast beef for Thanksgiving dinner aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Reagan catered a Thanksgiving meal for over 500 Sailors and their families. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lawrence J. Davis.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 23, 2007) - Culinary Specialist 1st Class Matthew McFarlane slices ham for the Thanksgiving Day meal aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). McCain, part of Destroyer Squadron 15, is underway on a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Byron C. Linder.


  1. Thanks -- I worked (or was at sea) for many of the 9 Thanksgivings I was on active duty. If you have to work that day, do so in the galley. Being a cook was one of the most rewqarding jobs I've ever had.

  2. These guys did a great job, and it was a rough day at sea to shoot those photos, let alone do kitchen work.