Last week, Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico rang in Military Appreciation Month with the 10th annual Smucker’s Mission: Breakfast event. Each year, Smucker’s hosts a friendly competition among military installation commissaries for the best in-store display of Smucker’s products. MCB Quantico won the 2019 grand prize for building the most creative display.

Marines salute and Mr. Uncrustable stands at attention during the National Anthem
Marines salute and Mr. Uncrustable stands at attention during the National Anthem during 2019 Mission: Breakfast at Quantico

Sponsored by the J.M. Smucker Company, Quantico’s Mission: Breakfast took place on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 0700 to 1000 and was open to service members and their families, retirees, DoD civilians and contractors. Nearly 5,000 people attended the event at Lejeune Field. Breakfast included pancakes, biscuits, sausages, chicken products, juice, and coffee, along with vendor giveaways. After opening remarks, Marines from Quantico's Ceremonial Platoon raised the morning colors, followed by musical numbers from the Quantico Marine Corps Band, and live music performers onstage.

NBC’s TODAY Show broadcast live from the breakfast with show host and weatherman Al Roker, who posed for pictures with fans and bopped to lively renditions from the Marine Corps Band. Congratulations to MCB Quantico for joining the community in such a successful event! Mission: Breakfast Accomplished! Catch photos from the breakfast below.

Marines and other guests make their way down the breakfast line
The Quantico Marine Corps Band plays a tune during the NBC TODAY Show live broadcast with Al Roker
Fan poses with Al Roker in between live broadcastings from Lejeune Field