Thunderbird cooks compete for Connelly Field Competition honors.

By Sgt. Jacob MahaffeyMarch 28, 2013

Spc. Nitzia Padilla (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.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Nitzia Padilla (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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Christopher Parker from 2nd Platoon, Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade gives a thumbs-up Tuesday to let the cooks know he is pleased with his meal.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Christopher Parker from 2nd Platoon, Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade gives a thumbs-up Tuesday to let the cooks know he is pleased with his meal. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey) VIEW ORIGINAL
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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Spc. Patrick Mcrae (left) and Pfc. Clayton Wilford, food supply specialists assigned to the 11th Signal Brigade, wash dishes and prepare for lunch Monday at Site Boston.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Patrick Mcrae (left) and Pfc. Clayton Wilford, food supply specialists assigned to the 11th Signal Brigade, wash dishes and prepare for lunch Monday at Site Boston. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey) VIEW ORIGINAL