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

  • Holiday Shopper Shot Over Black Friday TV in Las Vegas

    Published: Fri, Nov 29, 2013

    Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting that injured a holiday shopper, according to It happened around 9:45 p.m. Thursday. According to police, a man purchased a big-screen television from the Target store near Flamingo Rd. and Maryland Pkwy. While he was walking to a nearby...

  • Is Black Friday a little less frenetic this year?

    Published: Fri, Nov 29, 2013

    Black Friday, with its long lines, traditional pushing and shoving, and discount deals, is off and running, but it seems a little less frenetic this year as many shoppers got a jump on bargain-hunting at retailers that opened Thanksgiving evening, according to USA TODAY. The paper reports more...

  • On the next Thanksgivukkah the world will be cold, strange, and ruled by super-turkeys

    Published: Thu, Nov 28, 2013

    From WIRED: Happy Thanksgivukkah everyone! As you’ve probably heard, Thanksgivukkah is the collision of a secular American holiday, Thanksgiving, with a historical and religious Jewish one, Hanukkah. This festive overlap is rarer than a planetary alignment, having occured just a couple times in...

  • How does Thanksgiving actually make us feel?

    Published: Thu, Nov 28, 2013

    Thanksgiving can mean a lot of things, from the usual turkey feast to more idiosyncratic and potentially stressful traditions like a Black Friday campout or a death-defying deep fry, says The Verge. The holiday varies from person to person and family to family, causing real problems for anyone...

  • From Macy's to NFL, Thanksgiving traditions explained

    Published: Thu, Nov 28, 2013

    How did a holiday rooted in English Pilgrims and Native Americans sharing a harvest feast become a day defined by giant animal floats, football and shopping 'til you drop, asks USA Today? The traditions that we now see as synonymous with Thanksgiving each have their own history. A look back at...

  • Pizza Hut offers fired manager his job back after Thanksgiving battle

    Published: Thu, Nov 28, 2013

    The Pizza Hut general manager who was fired this month because of his unwillingness to force employees to work on Thanksgiving will be offered his job back, the company told The Huffington Post Thursday. The decision to dismiss the general manager, Tony Rohr, from his job at the company’s...

  • Medical technology has given preemies better chance to live

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE | Updated: Thu, Nov 28, 2013

    When Cerenity Easter was born at 25 weeks and six days, she weighed about three pounds. But the feisty little girl, despite spending most of her life in a neonatal intensive care unit, has a better chance to survive today than ever before due to improvements in technology and medicine.

  • Happy Thanksgiving from OPUBCO!

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Thu, Nov 28, 2013

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at OPUBCO!

  • Filipino immigrant blends American Thanksgiving traditions with touches from the Philippines

    BY SILAS ALLEN | Updated: Wed, Nov 27, 2013

    The first time Marcy Tolentino, of Oklahoma City, tried turkey, she wasn't sure what to make of it. It was good, but kind of strange, she said — nothing like the food she grew up eating in the Philippines.

  • Black Friday Instagram photos

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Nov 27, 2013

    Will you be out and about on Black Friday or Thursday? If so, snap some photos and add them to our Instagram gallery below.

  • Black Friday shopping updates

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Nov 27, 2013

    View 2013 Black Friday shopping coverage from various locations across Oklahoma City on Thursday and Friday.

  • Where pardoned turkeys go to die

    Published: Wed, Nov 27, 2013

    Along a pastoral lane at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate sits a sizable wooden pen built specifically to house the two turkeys that will be "pardoned" at the White House on Wednesday, according to CNN. The site reports the well-appointed pen includes a small coop to protect them from...

  • Pizza Hut manager says he was fired for not opening on Thanksgiving

    Published: Wed, Nov 27, 2013

    Many stores and restaurants will be open this year on Thanksgiving Day and an Indiana man says he lost his job because of it, according to The station reports Tony Rohr says he doesn't think people should have to work on a holiday like Thanksgiving. Rohr worked at Pizza Hut for...

  • Turkey Games at the White House

    Published: Tue, Nov 26, 2013

    USA TODAY reports The White House wants you to decide who will be crowned National Thanksgiving Turkey. Are you Team Caramel or Team Popcorn?

  • Turkey talk with 5-year-olds

    Tiffany Gibson | Published: Tue, Nov 26, 2013

    Kids say the darndest things. When the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools asked a few 5-year-olds at Ridgeview Elementary about their Thanksgiving, the students’ answers were nothing short of adorable. From the noises a turkey makes to how you cook it, these kids give the best...

  • Sunny skies, slightly warmer temperatures ahead in central Oklahoma Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Nov 26, 2013

    Temperatures will be above freezing Tuesday in Oklahoma. Sunny skies are ahead the rest of the week.

  • Jesus House's Thanksgiving food giveaway draws a crowd

    By GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Nov 25, 2013

    Crowds of hungry and cold people lined up outside an Oklahoma City homeless shelter on Monday morning to get a shot at some free Thanksgiving food.

  • 20-40-60 etiquette answers your holiday questions

    BY Helen Ford Wallace, Lillie-Beth Brinkman and Callie Gordon | Updated: Mon, Nov 25, 2013

    The holidays can be stressful. 20-40-60 etiquette offers some perspective on various questions related to Thanksgiving etiquette, including, “Should we bring up major family issues at the Thanksgiving table?”

  • Thanksgiving-Hanukkah overlap spurs thanks, angst

    Published: Mon, Nov 25, 2013

    When life gives you Hanukkah on Thanksgiving, make a menurkey. Or a turkel. The Associated Press reports that's what students at suburban Detroit's Hillel Day School are doing — creating paper-and-paint mashups of menorahs and turkeys, and the birds combined with dreidels. The recent class...

  • Turkey recipes from around the world

    Published: Mon, Nov 25, 2013

    Looking for turkey recipes to spice up your holiday menu? It's time to make new traditions this Thanksgiving with these turkey recipes from around the world. Check out these recipes from FOX News --->