SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. --
The Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Southern Eagle Dining Facility is now closed for renovations until November.
During this closure, meal card holders will receive basic allowance for substance II (BAS II), approximately $740 monthly throughout the renovation.
The expanded flight kitchen is also closed for renovations, but will reopen within the next three weeks to Airmen supporting flightline operations.
While the dining facility is closed, there are three on-base facilities still available: bowling alley, golf course and at the food court of the Exchange.
Dining facility customers can expect many changes to the DFAC after renovations are completed.
“The dining facility will have a very different feel once it reopens,” said Senior Master Sgt. Nichelle Jenkins, 4th Force Support Squadron Sustainment Services Flight superintendent. “The facility will transition to ‘Food 2.0’ and offer more location options and more food variety.”
Food 2.0 is an Air-Force initiative developed to enhance food quality, variety, and availability of nutritious meals in providing and sustaining military force for wartime feeding operations and capabilities, said Jenkins. This initiative focuses on Airmen’s changing needs, lifestyles customer preferences and greater access to meals as well as influencing a sense of community in the food service operation.
The change will also allow essential station messing Airmen to utilize not only the DFAC, but any other force support squadron non-appropriated fund operations that provides food service and brings on new brands with its campus-style initiative, said Jenkins. Additions include expanded grab-and-go options, smoothies, pizza by the slice and a global action (specialty stations).
Once the DFAC reopens, it will be available to all service members, dependents, civilians and retirees.