Editor’s Note: This release was edited by Larry Lapka
NEXCOM Ships Thanksgiving Turkeys To Overseas Embassy • BAHRAIN
The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) shipped 60 turkeys to the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, just in time for Thanksgiving. The exchange service arranged all the coordination for the 60 Butterball turkeys to be packed in dry ice and delivered door to door in a matter of days after the initial request was made.
Facing container shipping delays and a Thanksgiving without turkey, the embassy turned to NEX Bahrain for assistance. NEX Bahrain and the local NEXCOM distribution center in Bahrain worked together to ensure that their fellow Americans had a Thanksgiving with the quintessential main course.
On Nov. 6, embassy officials contacted NEX Bahrain with their request for the turkeys. The NEXCOM Bahrain Distribution Center researched and was able to locate a company in Bahrain that could handle the shipment, and with assistance from NEX Bahrain, made all the necessary arrangements.
By Nov. 19, the turkeys on six pallets were delivered to the embassy, exactly a week prior to Thanksgiving on Nov. 26.
“It was truly a team effort between the distribution center and NEX Bahrain, and while it may seem minor, I know what it means to have a little taste of home especially when living overseas,” said Frank Scott, Logistics manager, NEXCOM Bahrain Distribution Center. “Those individuals work hard for our nation and what they do is so important, so I was proud to provide a little bit of holiday cheer to their Thanksgiving!”
“IT’S WHAT WE DO”
“NEXCOM serves U.S. military families and civil servants all over the world, it’s our mission and we’re honored to help in any way,” said Greg Kilduff, NEXCOM vice president (VP), Logistics. “Our NEXCOM teams overseas strive to ensure we provide that quality-of-life benefit to boost morale, especially during the holiday season when so many are far from loved ones and the comfort of home.
“Projects like this, it’s what we do, and I’m really proud of the team for making this happen.”
Edited by Larry Lapka
Personnel from the NEXCOM distribution center in Bahrain finished preparing turkeys to be delivered in a dry ice shipment to the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, just in time for Thanksgiving.