Army

March 29, 2013

Thunderbird cooks compete for Connelly Field Competition honors

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Soldiers from the 11th Signal Brigade construct the flooring for a wash stand in the field for the Connelly Field Competition Monday at Site Boston on Fort Huachuca. The competition tests cooks on their abilities to prepare meals in the field or in a deployed environment. The team of cooks has a chance to represent III Corps in the Army-wide competition to be held at a later date. Team members included: Sgt. Nathaniel Long, Spc. Patrick Mcrae, Spc. Nitzia Padilla, Pfc. Jazzimine Moerland and Pfc. Clayton Wilford.

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Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, set up the meal tent at the beginning of the cook-off competition Monday. The cooks spent many days and long hours in the field preparing for the event, including setting up, cooking meals, packing everything away and cleaning all equipment every day.
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Spc. Nitzia Padilla, in the foreground, and Pfc. Jazzimine Moerland, both food supply specialists assigned to the 11th Signal Brigade, serve Soldiers breakfast Monday at Site Boston on Fort Huachuca.

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Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, take a break for breakfast in the meal tent on Monday

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From left, Spc. Brandon Finney and Spc. Jordan Leonard from 2nd Platoon, Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade remove barbed wire from the field site upon completion of the cooking competition Tuesday at Site Boston.
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Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, deconstruct the meal tent Tuesday at Site Boston on Fort Huachuca.




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