FORT LEE, Va. – Fort Lee will serve Thanksgiving dinner to nearly 10,000 Soldiers and other personnel at its dining facilities Thursday. This will be the first Thanksgiving away from home for many of America’s military members here for training.

Media outlets planning to cover the dinner service must contact Tammy Reed at the Fort Lee Public Affairs Office, by 4 p.m. Wednesday for coordination instructions at (804) 734-7484, (804) 464-3289 or Please be prepared to meet at the designated location here no later than 11:10 a.m. Thursday.

For perspective, following are just some of the food quantities required to serve Thanksgiving dinner across post dining facilities this year:

  • Roast Turkey – 4,300 lbs.
  • Prime Rib – 3,300 lbs.
  • Baked Ham – 1,900 lbs.
  • Glazed Cornish Hens – 1,600 lbs.
  • Shrimp – 1,400 lbs.
  • Sweet Potatoes – 2,300 lbs.
  • Cranberry Sauce – 2,500 lbs.
  • Assorted Cakes – 475
  • Assorted Pies – 525
  • Assorted Fresh Fruits – More than 10,000 lbs.

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Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports nearly 90,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees and boasts an economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.