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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

2010 Hennessy Trophy winners announced

Air Force Services Agency Public Affairs

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Air Force officials recently announced the winners of the 2010 Hennessy Trophy awards.

The Hennessy Trophy is an annual award presented to Air Force installations with the best food-service programs. This year marks the 54th anniversary of the single- and multiple-facility category competition.

Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, is the winner of the single-facility category.

Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., is the winner of the multiple-facility category.

In addition to these categories, special awards are given to the best food service operations in Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard as well as special awards for U.S. Air Forces in Europe Small Site and Air Force Global Strike Command Best Missile Feeding Operation. The 2010 winners in these categories are:

AFRC - 914th Services Flight at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y.

ANG - 120th Services Flight at Great Falls, Mont.

USAFE Food Service Small Site award - 701st Munitions Support Squadron at Kleine Brogel, Belgium.

AFGSC Best Missile Feeding Operation - 91st Missile Wing at Minot AFB, N.D.

Awards are based on the entire scope of an installation’s food-service program. Winners must display excellence in management effectiveness, force-readiness support, food quality, employee and customer relations, resource conservation, training and safety awareness, officials said.

The Hennessy Travelers’ Association Award of Excellence is determined each year by Hennessy evaluators on the single and multiple teams. Each team selects an Air Force military food service person who exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism, attitude, and culinary skills as the recipient of the award of excellence.

HTA nominees for single-facility category are:

Airman 1st Class Audrey Collins, Luke AFB, Ariz.

Senior Airman Katrin Roberts, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.

HTA nominees for multiple-facility category are:

Senior Airman Sarah Bruza, Eglin AFB, Fla.

Senior Airman Nicole Green, Kadena AB, Japan

Staff Sgt. Vilynthia Hawkins, Ramstein AB, Germany

Staff Sgt. April Pham, Offutt AFB, Neb.

Airman 1st Class Olegario Salas-Munguia, Fairchild AFB, Wash.

Airman 1st Class Candace Thompson, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

The awards will be presented and HTA winners announced during the Air Force awards ceremony on May 21 in Chicago.

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