MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the 2016 winners of the Navy Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Awards for outstanding food service, March 25.
The annual awards encourage excellence in Navy Food Service programs, with the objective of improving the quality of life for Navy personnel.
"While these awards are presented to the most outstanding CSs (culinary specialists), all 7,300 CSs are winners when it comes to positively affecting Sailors' health, morale, and fleet readiness every day," said Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command and Chief of Supply Corps Rear Adm. Jonathan Yuen.
"Congratulations to the 2016 Captain Edward F. Ney Award winners," said Lt. Cmdr. Keith Capper, Navy Food Service director at NAVSUP. "Your pride and professionalism is highly admirable."
"It's the team work, the hard work, the long hours and thinking Ney 24/7/365 that get our best culinary specialists to the finish line," said NAVSUP's Captain Edward F. Ney Awards Program Coordinator Cheryl Hernandez. "Well done and congratulations winners!"
The 2016 Captain Edward F. Ney afloat winners representing the Navy's Undersea Enterprise, Surface Warfare Enterprise and Naval Aviation Enterprise are:
(1) Submarine Category Winner: USS Texas (SSN 775)
(2) Small-Medium Afloat Category Winner: USS Antietam (CG 54)
(3) Large Afloat Category Winner: USS Wasp (LHD 1)
(4) Aircraft Carrier Category Winner: USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
The 2016 Captain Edward F. Ney Ashore General Messes winners representing Commander, Navy Installations Command are:
(1) Large General Mess Category Winner: Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan
(2) Small General Mess Category Winner: Naval Base Point Loma, California
NAVSUP's mission is to provide supplies, services, and quality-of-life support to the Navy and Joint warfighter. With headquarters in Mechanicsburg and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, and security assistance. In addition, NAVSUP is responsible for food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods.
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