Photo Credit: Stephanie Rush, Pacific Regional Medical Command Public Affairs
HONOLULU " Christie Thies, credentials and certificates specialist, Department of Nursing, Tripler Army Medical Center, helps judge Thanksgiving baskets on presentation, originality and holiday spirit in the Anuenue Café, TAMC, here, Nov. 15.
The competition, which was organized by the Junior Officer Council, invited all clinics, departments and offices to put together baskets containing canned goods, non-perishable food items, table decorations, utensils and anything else a family would need to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Twenty-one units and offices participated, creating 25 holiday gift baskets.
The top four baskets each went to a Soldier and his or her family, and the remaining 21 baskets were given to families within local communities across the island. JOC worked with the Hawaii Food Bank to find families, and the executive board personally delivered the baskets to each family.
The top four baskets were created by the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the General Surgery Unit, the Mother Baby Unit and the OB-GYN Unit.