To help celebrate Valentine’s Day away from home, several of DynCorp International’s Dining Facilities (DFAC) in the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) created heart-felt cuisine and trimmings to share with the troops in Afghanistan.
FOB Spin Boldak Valentine’s Day Extravaganza
At Forward Operating Base (FOB) Spin Boldak, Valentine’s Day was celebrated during lunch. The dining room was decorated with red and white balloons and the fare followed the red and white theme with choices like strawberry banana cake, chocolate-covered strawberries, and banana milk shakes.
A Valentine’s Day Feast at FOB Walton
Staff at the FOB Walton dining facility served a Valentine’s Day feast on February 14. Six hundred chicken breasts were butterflied and 700 lobster tails were prepared and served along with a vegetable medley and pineapple fried rice.
Troops enjoyed a dessert spread that consisted of cakes and pastries from the bakery team including red velvet cake and cupcakes topped with heart-shaped candies.
As for decorations, a dining facility team member created heart and cupid-shaped figures as well as a 4 by 4-foot centerpiece sign that said “Happy Valentine’s Day.” Another talented team member carved watermelons and honeydew into beautiful, competition-worthy roses and Valentine’s wishes.
It’s a priority to the FOB Walton DFAC team to show the troops just how much they care, particularly on holidays when they’re away from family. Their motto is, “No matter how much effort it takes, if even one soldier leaves with a smile it was all worth it.”
DynCorp International’s LOGCAP Food Service Team
As Allen Penrose, Project Food Service Manager for the LOGCAP IV program, stated, “The DI personnel that serve on the Food Services Team bring a lot of experience, skills and specialized talents” to the work they perform.
Nearly 1200 team members work on the DI Food Service team and they are passionate about serving the troops not just on holidays, but every day in each location they serve. It’s their goal to bring the warfighters a taste of home when they are away from home.