JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C., –
The unique lifestyle and mission requirements of military life prevent many service members from enjoying simple luxuries such as spending the holidays with loved ones.
"Christmas meal at the DFAC is a way to show our Airmen, including retirees and civilians that we care and that we want to provide a great meal for all who can't make it back home for the holidays," said Tech. Sgt. Adrianne Singleton, 628th Force Support Squadron. "Anybody who has unrestricted access to the base is more than welcome to come join us and eat. If you don't have a place to go, you do now at the dining facility!"
For the members of Joint Base Charleston who aren't able to share the holidays with their friends and family, the Air Base Gaylord Dining Facility will be doing their best to give them the closest thing to home. Christmas meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Christmas dinner from 4p.m. to 6 p.m.
The meals available range from baked ham, roasted turkey, parsley buttered potatoes, pies and much more.
"Just seeing the smiles that come from the people in line makes me happy," said Singleton. "People get a place to go when they have no family or home nearby."
The commanders and chiefs will also be down there to wish happy holidays to members of JB Charleston and will be serving meals to those who visit and wish to get their turkey or ham cut by their leadership.
"I know how it is to be away from your home or family," said Singleton. "I enjoy the fact that I'm here making someone happy. It's a fulfillment for me and I'm glad I could be a part of it."