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F.E. Warren AFB claims Hennessy award for Best Missile Feeding Operation

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- The 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base has won the 2017 John L. Hennessy Award for Best Missile Feeding Operation.

Six installations from the Eastern Hemisphere (Region 1) and eight in the Western Hemisphere (Region 2) were selected as the best of the best to represent their major commands for the 2017 Hennessy awards.

The Hennessy awards were established in 1956 to promote excellence in customer service and food service support within the Air Force.

“Winners are selected based on their display and execution of excellence in management effectiveness, force readiness support, food quality and production, employee and customer relations, training and safety awareness. This year marks the 61st anniversary of the Hennessy Trophy competition,” said William Spencer, the chief of food operations for the Air Force Services Activity.

AFSVA directs food service operations for the Air Force enterprise and manages the Hennessy awards program.

“Each base did an outstanding job and represented their installation with distinction,” Spencer said.

In February, Hennessy evaluation teams visited installations to observe all aspects of dining operations. The teams included a senior NCO, who is an expert in food services, and two food industry leaders.

“Like any other award, it’s a validation that the food service operations are following standards and procedures according to Air Force guidelines. They’re the best of the best; that’s a good mantra to own,” said Master Sgt. Reginald Morrison, the AFSVA food and beverage operations manager and traveler, and escort for Region 1 installations.

The installation Hennessy awards will be presented May 19, in Chicago during the National Restaurant Association Hotel and Motel Show.