2020 Air Force Hennessy Food Service Excellence Award Winners

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

culinary training.


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

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