Mess hall cooks raise morale at Cherry Point with Christmas meals

Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 05:47 PM.

The mess hall is a vital part of the life of a Marine, Taylor said.

"There’s one mess hall on this base. It’s a small community. You get to know everybody. You can tell when somebody’s new. They got that look on their face," Taylor said.

Smaller meals like Christmas are important to show those new and old Marines how much they are valued.

"On smaller meals like Christmas, we can put in a little extra time so we can put out the best meal we can," Taylor said. "We don’t have the sexiest job in the Marine Corps but it’s one of the most important. Pilots can’t fly a plane on an empty stomach." 

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