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Military Foodservice Wins NRA Honors

The National Restaurant Association Military Foundation gave out awards for excellence in military foodservice at operations worldwide. Service members and military establishments of the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Air National Guard, the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy were honored at a ceremony held in conjunction with the NRA’s 58th annual Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago last week.

U.S. Marine Corps

Major General W.P.T. Hill Memorial Awards for Foodservice Excellence:

  • Best Military/Contractor: Garrison Mess Hall Mess Hall 1223, 3rd MLG, Camp Kinser Marine Corps Base S.D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan
  • Best Full Foodservice Contacted: Garrison Mess Hall Mess Hall 1880, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty Nine Palms, Calif.
  • Best Active Field Mess: Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
  • Best Reserve Field Mess: 25th Marine Regiment 4th Maine Division, Fort Devens, Mass.

U.S. Air Force

Best in Air Force Food Transformation:

  • Patrick Air Force Base, Air Force Space Command, 45th Support Squadron, Cocoa Beach, Fla.

John L. Hennessy Awards for Excellence in Air Force Foodservice Operations:

  • Offutt Air Force Base, Air Command, 55th Force Support Squadron, Omaha, Neb.
  • Edwards Air Force Base, Air Force Material Command, 412th Force Support Squadron, Edwards AFB, Calif.

U.S. Air National Guard

Senior Master Sergeant Kenneth W. Disney Foodservice Award: 

  • 185th Air Refueling Wing, Sioux City, Iowa

John L. Hennessy Award for Excellence in Foodservice:

  • SrA Audrey Manis 134 FSS, McGhee Tyson, ANGB, Tenn.
  • A1C Amanda Gill 1855 FSS, Sioux City, Iowa
  • AMN Ashlee Barkeloo 182 FSS, Peoria, Ill.

U.S. Navy

Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Awards:                                                       

  • Aircraft Carrier: USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77)
  • Large Afloat: USS Makin Island (LHD 8)
  • Medium Afloat: USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53)
  • Small Afloat: USS Rentz (FFG 46)
  • Submarine: USS City of Corpus Christi (705)
  • Small Ashore: Naval Air Station Point Mugu
  • Large Ashore: Naval Base Kitsap

The NRA established the NRAMF in 2012 to provide training and support to military hospitality programs, promote restaurant/hospitality career opportunities for veterans and their spouses and provide small-business ownership opportunities for veterans.

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