Chargers take field at MCAS Miramar

Players met with military families after practice

SAN DIEGO - Hundreds of military families welcomed the San Diego Chargers to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on Wednesday.

Many look forward to this each year -- the day the Chargers take the field at MCAS Miramar. It is a morning dedicated to sailors, Marines and their families.

Sgt. Gary Soucy, a Chargers fan, said, "It's nice to see them actually take time out of their day. Preseason is almost over; they have other things they need to be doing. It's nice to know they don't forget about us and what it takes to keep this country free."

This year, the Bolts took on a team made up of Marines.

Cpl. Kyle Byrdsong, who was on that team, said, "A lot of people don't get that opportunity, and it's wonderful that we get that chance."

The Marine team did a pretty good job hanging with the professionals. Just ask quarterback Philip Rivers, who told 10News that it was an honor for them to play with those who serve.

"… just how young they are and you realize the sacrifice they make here. It's a very small thing we can do," Rivers said.

In the end, interacting with the fans is what the Chargers look forward to the most.

Running back Ryan Mathews said, "They do so much for us and this is the little we can do for them, and it was awesome to just be out here."

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