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Ney and Hill Award Winners Named

The 2000 winners of the Navy Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Awards and the Marine Corps Major General W.P.T. Hill Memorial Awards for outstanding food service in the Navy and Marine Corps were recently announced by Navy Secretary Richard Danzig.

Formal presentation of the awards will be made during the International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA) conference on Friday, April 7, 2000, in Chicago, Ill.

This year the Ney Awards program was expanded to recognize afloat participants from both the Atlantic and Pacific. The ashore awards program was revised to score all general messes on established criteria and award three-star through five-star ratings to each.

Afloat galley winners in the Atlantic Fleet are:

  • Submarine first place USS MONTPELIER (SSN 765)

    • Runner-up: USS ANNAPOLIS (SSN 760)

    • Honorable mention: USS PENNSYLVANIA (SSBN 735) (gold)

  • Small afloat first place: USS UNDERWOOD (FFG 36)

    • Runner-up: USS GUARDIAN (MCM 5)

    • Honorable mention: USS CARR (FFG 52)

  • Medium afloat first place: USS VICKSBURG (CG 69)

    • Runner-up: USS TORTUGA (LSD 46)

    • Honorable mention: USS BARRY (DDG 52)

  • Large afloat first place: USS BATAAN (LHD 5)

    • Runner-up: USS WASP (LHD 1)

    • Honorable mention: USS ARCTIC (AOE 8)

  • Aircraft carrier first place: USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75)

    • Runner-up: USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73)

Afloat galley winners in the Pacific Fleet are:

  • Submarine first place: USS OHIO (SSBN 726)(blue)

    • Runner-up: USS ASHEVILLE (SSN 758)

    • Honorable mention: USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

  • Small afloat first place: USS JARRETT (FFG 33)

    • Runner-up: USS RENTZ (FFG 46)

    • Honorable mention: USS WADSWORTH (FFG 9)

  • Medium afloat first place: USS JOHN S MCCAIN (DDG 56)

    • Runner-up: USS MOUNT VERNON (LSD 39)

    • Honorable mention: USS VINCENNES (CG 49)

  • Large afloat first place: USS BRIDGE (AOE 10)

    • Runner-up: USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3)

    • Honorable mention: USS CORONADO (AGF 11)

  • Aircraft carrier first place: USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN 74)

    • Runner-up: USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)

This year's Ney five-star award ashore general messes are:

  • Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy

  • Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy

  • Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic Fleet, Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Submarine Base, Bangor, Wa.

  • Commander Fleet Activities, Sasebo, Japan

  • Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan

  • Naval Support Facility, Kamiseya, Japan;

  • Commander Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan

  • Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.

Hill first place awards:

  • Best messhall 1st Tank Battalion, Messhall 1610, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms, Ca.

  • Best field mess Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, 1st Marine Air Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Forces Pacific, Okinawa, Japan

  • Best reserve field mess Ration Company, 4th Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Marine Forces Reserve, Washington, D.C.

Hill runner-up award:

  • Headquarters Battalion, Camp Courtney Messhall 4328, 3rd Marine Division, Marine Corps Base, Camp S. D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan

The Ney awards were established in 1958 and the Hill Awards in 1985 by the Secretary of the Navy and IFSEA to improve and recognize quality food service in the Navy and Marine Corps. IFSEA is a food service industry trade association whose members include executive chefs, operators, and dietitians. consultants, managers and owners of catering firms, restaurants, hotels, and clubs.

The Ney and Hill awards recognize overall food service excellence by evaluating key areas in customer service, restauranteurship, cleanliness and management. An independent team that reviewed food preparation, management, administration, equipment safety, sanitation, plastic waste and disposal evaluated each category. The evaluation teams were made up of senior Navy and Marine Corps mess management specialists and representatives from IFSEA.

NAVSUP's primary mission is to provide U.S. naval forces with quality supplies and services. With headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and employing a worldwide work force of more than 9,000 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 quality of life issues for our naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods.

Naval Supply Systems Command news release 11-00, dated March 3, 2000.

March 2000

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