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Subway gave away 500 free submarine sandwiches to Marines to celebrate the re-opening of the flight line food court aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 8. Subway was one of three new food choices that were put into the food court during the renovations.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Melissa Eschenbrenner

Flight line welcomes revamped food court

8 Mar 2013 | Lance Cpl. Melissa Eschenbrenner 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

The flight line food court is one of many options for Marines to eat at while at work. Lately, Marines have had to change up their lunches because it was closed for renovations.

Marine Corps Community Services and Marines cut the ribbon to celebrate the re-opening of the food court next to the main Marine Corps Exchange and commissary, March 8.

The newly renovated food court has been enhanced with a Subway, Winn Sushi and Ramones tacos that replaced less popular food vendors. The food vending stands have also been renovated with better equipment to complete their new home.

“The Marines used to enjoy the old food court,” said Col. John P. Farnam, the commanding officer of MCAS Miramar. “But, now with some new spots to eat, the food court is full and Marines can have a good lunch and get back to doing what they do best.”

The food court has been renovated with new paint, ceiling and lighting that is up-to-date and creates a better atmosphere, explained Mary Joe Heath, the director of food and hospitality with MCCS at MCAS Miramar.

The new venders offered free sushi, tacos and subs to celebrate the opening and show Marines what they have to offer. Door prizes and a 42 inch television were raffled off during the event courtesy of MCCS.

The food court will now return to its usual hours of operation. Marines can enjoy a good lunch and recharge at a location close to work and be back in time to complete the mission at hand.