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‘It doesn’t get better than this’: A hearty Thanksgiving on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

  • Author: Bill Roth
  • Updated: November 21, 2018
  • Published November 21, 2018

Maj. Gen. Laurie Hummel, adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard and commissioner of the Alaska Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Army Alaska commander Maj. Gen. Mark O'Neil served Thanksgiving meals at the Wilderness Inn Dining Facility on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Wednesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)

It’s military tradition for senior leaders to serve soldiers and their families in appreciation for the service and sacrifice.

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson leadership will serve the Thanksgiving meal at the Iditarod Dining Facility on Thursday, Nov. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All DoD cardholders are invited to attend.

Private First Class Giomar Mendoza, second from left, said ’it doesn't get better than this ’ while eating a Thanksgiving meal with fellow paratroopers from Apache Company, 501st Infantry Regiment at the Wilderness Inn Dining Facility. (Bill Roth / ADN)
First Sgt. Ezekiel Hernandez and Sgt. Maj. Jerry Byrd served Thanksgiving meals at the Wilderness Inn Dining Facility on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
From left, Specialist Dakota Edmunds, 2nd Lt. Bryan Morrow, and Sgt. Clayton Wymer are served Thanksgiving dinners at the Wilderness Inn Dining Facility on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Wednesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Roasted pig, prime rib and turkey were served during the Thanksgiving dinner at the Wilderness Inn Dining Facility. (Bill Roth / ADN)

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