Food service specialist Sean Kennedy bastes a 50-pound roast. PHOTOS BY DAVID MCDANIEL, THE OKLAHOMAN

Thanksgiving meal a strategic affair at state's largest Army post

News | Published: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

A thousand-plus pounds of meat and round-the-clock preparation required to feed 3,500 basic trainees — plus friends, relatives, retirees and anyone else who wants to join — for Thanksgiving dinner at Fort Sill.

Thanksgiving Articles

  • In Oklahoma and across the nation, “Black Friday” begins ... on Thursday

    BY JENNIFER PALMER, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Oklahoma shoppers lined up for deals about dusk, with many retailers opening at 5 or 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Thousands pour into Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner at UCO

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    It was a day of tradition and family for those at the Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday. More than 3,000 Oklahomans had a free turkey dinner.

  • 10 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Thanksgiving is a day for spending time with family and friends and, yes, enjoying some delicious food. But it’s also a time to be thankful for what we have in this life. The following 10 stories are happy and heartfelt, and represent the best that we as people have to offer — and be thankful […]

  • Thanksgiving Countdown: Turkey Day feast offers many healthy, happy returns

    BY BECKY VARNER, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Making meals from your Thanksgiving feast leftovers is as traditional as the feast itself, but making them healthier helps navigate the holidays.

  • Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport expects a busy week

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    A number of people passed through Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport on Tuesday morning on their way to visit friends or family for the Thanksgiving holiday. This week is expected to be a busy time for air travel.

  • Crossings Christian football coach adds a member of his team to his family

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Chris and Sarah Roberts use the words interchangeably. Team is family. Family is team. But over the past few months, team and family intertwined in a way that the football coach at Crossings Christian School and his wife never would’ve imagined. They have expanded their home team by adding...

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: But I don't like turkey!

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Time to talk turkey with your relatives. The Oklahoman's Food Editor Dave Cathey has the guest answer.

  • POLL: What's your favorite Thanksgiving food?

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    I’m curious: What do Oklahomans like to eat on Thanksgiving? What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? Take the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments. It’s listed in alphabetical order, broken up by food type. Cheers! What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

  • How are you staying safe this holiday season?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    The Oklahoman wants to hear from readers for an upcoming story related to staying safe during the holiday season. Have you had your home broken into within the last couple years and had Christmas gifts stolen? Have you ever been robbed on Black Friday or during a Christmas shopping trip? ...

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Community briefs

  • Gobble Up These 4 Thanksgiving Road Trip Attractions

    Carla Meadows | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Thanksgiving is usually the busiest travel time of the year. See how you and your family can explore new destinations during your fall escape and turn your Turkey Day trip into something to really gobble about.