More than 3,000,000 served: Camp Liberty Dining Facility Hits Landmark Figure
By Spc. Elvyn Nieves; 113th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentNovember 2, 2007
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - The Pegasus Sports Oasis, the dining facility for the Multi-National Division - Baghdad and1st Cavalry Division here celebrated its three millionth customer in a one-year span Oct. 27.
Spc. Diana Mota, a Killeen, Texas resident with Headquarters Service Company, Division Special Troop Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, was the landmark customer to cross the doorway into the dining facility.
"I'm excited," said Mota. "It got me by surprise. I want to thank the people involved in this initiative for making me feel special."
A cake, designed with the 1st Cavalry Division logo, was presented to her along with a backpack, jump drive, t-shirt, a coin and hat.A,A
According to Sgt. 1st Class Derric Suesberry, food service contract officer's technical representative, also with HSC, DSTB, the Pegasus Sports Oasis receives approximately 8,000 hungry Soldiers and civilians per day.
"In a one-year span we have served three million meals to Soldiers," he said.A,A "We decided to ... celebrate because we're leaving and we're not going to see four million."