MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the 2013 winners of the Navy Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Awards for outstanding food service, March 25.
"High quality food prepared fresh daily by Culinary Specialists is one of the biggest morale boosters the Navy provides," said Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command Rear Adm. Mark Heinrich. "More scratch cooking, updated menus and increased on-the-job training for Culinary Specialists are defining the future of Navy food service."
These annual awards, co-sponsored by the International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA), encourage excellence in Navy Food Service programs with the objective of improving the quality of life for Navy personnel. First place winners and runner up commands will be presented their awards on station by designated officials.
The 2013 Ney winners include:
First Place: USS ALASKA (SSBN 732)
Runner Up: USS MAINE (SSBN 741)
Small Afloat Category
First Place: USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57)
Runner Up: USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49)
Medium Afloat Category
First Place: USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54)
Runner Up: USS STOCKDALE (DDG 106)
Large Afloat Category
First Place: USS WASP (LHD 1)
Runner Up: USS BOXER (LHD 4)
Aircraft Carrier Category
First Place: USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75)
Runner Up: USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74)
Continental U.S. General Mess category
Large General Mess Category
First Place: NAVAL AIR STATION OCEANA VA
Runner Up: NAVAL AIR STATION JACKSONVILLE FL
Small General Mess Category
First Place: NAVAL BASE KITSAP WA
Runner Up: NAVAL FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA JP
The Navy's more than 7,300 CSs are deployed around the globe and feed on average of 92.5 million wholesome and nutritious meals per year, ensuring the Navy's fighting forces operate at peak performance and are ready to respond to threats worldwide.
The NAVSUP and Navy Supply Corps team share one mission--to deliver sustained global logistics and quality-of-life support to the Navy and joint warfighter. NAVSUP/Navy Supply Corps' diverse team of more than 25,000 civilian and military personnel oversee a diverse portfolio including supply chain management for material support to Navy, Marine Corps, joint and coalition partners, supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, security assistance and quality of life issues for our naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges and movement of household goods. The NAVSUP/Navy Supply Corps team forms a vast network of professionals who deliver unparalleled products and services to customers in the Fleet and across the world.