May 24—The United States Air Force’s John L. Hennessy Awards and United States Marine Corps' Major Gen. W.P.T. Hill Awards were announced at the National Restaurant Association annual show in Chicago this past weekend at the third annual Joint Armed Services breakfast.
The Hennessy and Hill Awards are hosted by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and recognize excellence in U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps foodservice facilities worldwide. The winners of the Hennessy awards included Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Multiple Facility Base winner; 120th Fighter Wing, Great Falls, Mont., Air National Guard winner; 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., Air Force Reserve Command winner; 91st Missile Wing, Minot Air Force Base, N.D.; AFGSC Best in Missile Feeding Operations winner.
The Hill awards winners included HQSVCo, 6th ESB, 4th MLG, Portland, Ore., as Best Reserve Field Mess Hall; Mess Hall #590 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., as Best Full Food Service Contracted Garrison Mess Hall; and CLR – 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, Camp Lejeune, N.C., as Best Active Field Mess Hall.
"We at the NRAEF are very proud to continue this tradition of recognizing elite Air Force and Marine Corps foodservice operations both domestically and around the globe," Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association and the NRAEF, said in a press release. "We thank these dedicated servicemen and women for their exemplary service to our nation and our industry; they play a critical role in Air Force and Marine operations and it is our honor to spotlight their achievements.”