Outstanding Food Service Ney Award Winners Named

Story Number: NNS160328-03Release Date: 3/28/2016 11:01:00 AM
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From Naval Supply Systems Command Office of Corporate Communications

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.

For more news from Naval Supply Systems Command, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/navsup/.

Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Ashley Bailey, from Washington, D.C., decorates a cake in the bakery aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).
160315-N-GZ228-131 EAST SEA (March 15, 2016) Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Ashley Bailey, from Washington, D.C., decorates a cake in the bakery aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is the flagship of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Exercise Ssang Yong 16. Ssang Yong is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward-deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations - from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Monford)
March 15, 2016
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