Celtic Wolf's BBQ for the Troops campaign made its third stop Friday, April 3 at Ft Bragg for the 82nd Airborne 122 ASB Alpha Company. This group provides logistics support including helicopter fuel and water. They are scheduled to deploy soon. As always, thanks to those Eggers supportive with funds, time, equipment and good wishes.
Sgt Wolf was delayed for the Thursday night planned start due to a blown tire and damaged rim:
We managed to get set up with the help of a few soldiers just outside Frederick Physical Fitness Center. Naturally, being an Egged BBQ event, the cooking weather was rainy:
Nevertheless, we managed to get seven large Eggs and one XL set up. Lockout from the gym was at 9 PM. We rubbed 38 butts and put them onto the Eggs beginning around 11:30 PM.
CW spent the night onsite while I headed into town around 2 AM with a lengthy shopping list and a bad craving for a warm, dry hotel room.
Come Friday morning, the wind and rain abated and we had ourselves a nice day. So nice, in fact, that even a Wolf and a Rabbit could grow friendly:
Service was at 1700, so we had ample time to begin pulling butts early and see the gym set up for a party, with Easter Bunny, a puppet show, temporary tattoos, Guitar Hero, and a DJ:
Our first sixty quarts of goodness await service:
CW took advantage of the late service to whip up a batch of the famous Wolfie Sauce. I was dispatched to clean cutting boards about the time the secret ingredients went in (mysterious timing, that), so I can only report rumors that it includes wolf blood and helicopter grease:
Service was provided by soldier wives and family; I was free to wander about taking pics during the event. Our sandwich bun girls were especially hard-working:
There were over 100 pics, and the commander's wife is interested in featuring some on the morale website:
If any of you wish to support CW's future efforts in this noble cause, please email him directly. I understand there will be a break of several weeks before the next event.