ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 27, 2014) Command Master Chief Marty Barnholtz, command master chief of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), serves food to the crew on the mess decks during Thanksgiving dinner. Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex King/Released)
Story by Sandy Gall
Infographic by Khanh Hong
U.S. Navy Social and Emerging Media
Our Sailors are where it matters, when it matters… every day… every hour… every holiday.
While Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, we wanted to bring some attention to the Sailors missing from their families tables. More than 40,000 Sailors are spending this holiday on watch in defense of their country and loved ones back home. While they are in our care, the Navy ensures that each of our shipmates get a home-cooked meal just as they would if they were back home in the States with family.
Take some time out from your feasts and find out where your Navy is operating forward this Thanksgiving and learn what it takes to feed the almost 5,000 aboard the deployed USS Carl Vinson.
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