The following missive was sent out last week by Colonel Donna L. Turner, Commander, Air Force Services Center announcing the 2020 John Hennessy Food Service Excellence Award Winners:
It is my distinct pleasure to announce the winners of the 2020 Air Force John L. Hennessy Food Service Excellence Award.
Region 1 (EAST) Winner: Patrick AFB FL, 45th Space Wing, AFSPC
Region 2 (WEST) Winner: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson AK, 673rd Air Base
USAFE Food Service Small Site Award Winner: Volkel AB NL, 703rd MUNSS,
AFGSC Best Missile Feeding Operation: Malmstrom AFB MT, 341st Missile Wing,
The Hennessy Trophy is an annual award presented to Air Force installations
with the best Food Service Programs in the Air Force. Winners are selected
based on their display and execution of excellence in Management
Effectiveness, Force Readiness Support, Food Quality and Production,
Employee and Customer Relations, Training, and Safety Awareness. This year
marks the 64th anniversary of the Hennessy Trophy competition.
The Hennessy evaluators relayed that all bases evaluated were excellent and
competed well! Each did an outstanding job and represented their
installation with distinction.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Air Force Hennessy Trophy Awards.
Your Airmen’s hard work, dedication, and determination to be the best has
resulted in you being recognized as having the best Food Service Program for
your region in the Air Force!
In addition, the Hennessy traveling teams have identified Airmen at each
location who have proven exemplary in their day-to-day duties and have shown
the highest standards of professionalism, attitude, and culinary skill.
They have been selected as your Hennessy Traveler Association (HTA) award
nominees. These members will be afforded an opportunity to receive a week
of all-expenses-paid culinary training. This enhanced industry training
from highly esteemed professionals will heighten and sharpen their food
service tools and ignite their love for the business.
The HTA nominees for Region 1 are:
Dover AFB DE – SrA Samantha Padilla
MacDill AFB FL – SrA Darian Boston
Eglin AFB FL – Amn Alicia Fowler
Little Rock AFB AR – SrA Alyana Vasquez
The HTA nominees for Region 2 are:
Yokota AB JP – A1C Kiljour S. Ogletree
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson AK – SrA Calvin Louangrath
Ellsworth AFB SD – SrA Jovan A. Wharton
Travis AFB CA – A1C Taylor P. Gillespie
Luke AFB AZ – A1C Rachel L. Thygeson
*NOTE: The overall HTA winner from each region will be announced during the
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or the
Hennessy Award POCs: Mr. Bill Spencer, DSN 969-7792,
Mr. Mark d’Entremont, DSN 969-7788,
or MSgt Shantavis Hightower, DSN 969-7768.
Col Donna Turner