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MediaAdvisory: Hundreds of Airmen from the Delaware Air National Guard to enjoy a holiday meal Saturday during weekend military training

Release Number: 021211

On Saturday Dec. 3 hundreds of unit Airmen, to include many who have recently completed service in Afghanistan and other military facilities in Southwest Asia combat zones and elsewhere, will sit down for their annual holiday meal at their home base.

News media are welcome to cover the meal and interview Airmen beginning at 10:30 a.m. Please call ahead of time to notify the base of your interest. Address: 2600 Spruance Drive, New Castle, DE 19720.

The Holiday Meal is served 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Menu: Seafood bisque, crab cakes, choice of stuffed fish, ham or roast beef, creamed corn, cornbread stuffing, gravy, rosemary potatoes, French green beans, glazed Sweet Potatoes, Collard Greens, Wild rice with Vegetables, dinner rolls, biscuits, beverages, salad bar.

For desert, there is sweet potato pie, pecan pie, ginger bread cake, assorted cheese cake and frozen yogurt with toppings

Traditionally, senior leaders and occasional guests have donned festive red hats behind the serving line to help dish out the portions to the hungry troops as holiday music is played in the aerospace dining facility.

Only about 20 Del. Air National Guard Airmen remain overseas, and only two unit Airmen remain in Iraq, each of whom completes their deployment later this month.

Senior Airman Ernest Clayburn, an air transportation specialist in the 166th Logistics Readiness Squadron and a resident of Boothwyn, Pa., works in a passenger terminal in Iraq processing people and equipment out of the country. Airman Clayburn will complete a 280-day tour later this month.

Chief Master Sgt. Dan Stine, a cyber system manager in the 166th Communications Flight and a resident of the Pike Creek area in Wilmington, Del., was at Camp Victory, the huge U.S. military base in Baghdad, Iraq, when U.S. Vice-President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke there yesterday to discuss the handover of the base to the Iraqi government. Later this month Chief Stine completes a 180-day tour.

Media contact:

Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Matwey, Public Affairs Specialist, cell 302-593-2126, office 302-323-3369, Headquarters, Delaware Air National Guard, 2600 Spruance Drive, New Castle, DE. 19720

The Delaware ANG has 1,100 members, and continually deploys personnel and subordinate units around the globe.

This release is in the public domain, and any part may be used as written.

Delaware Air National Guard:
Celebrating 65 years of Citizen-Airman service to our state and nation, 1946-2011

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