It is a pleasure to announce the results of the 2018 Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial awards program for food service excellence. My personal congratulations to all the outstanding food service teams listed below. a. Captain Edward F. Ney afloat results, representing the Navy's Undersea Enterprise, Surface Warfare Enterprise, and Naval Aviation Enterprise: 1. Submarine Category Winner: USS MINNESOTA (SSN 783) 2. Small-Medium Afloat Category Winner: USS ARDENT (MCM 12) 3. Large Afloat Category Winner: USS AMERICA (LHA 6) 4. Aircraft Carrier Category Winner: USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) b. Captain Edward F. Ney Ashore General Messes representing Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC): 1. Large General Mess Category Winner: Ristorante Bella Etna Dining Facility, Sigonella, Italy 2. Small General Mess Category Winner: Cross Hall Galley, Groton, CT 2. These annual awards encourage excellence in Navy food service programs with the objective of improving the quality of life for our Navy personnel. I commend the Navy Undersea Enterprise, Surface Warfare Enterprise, Naval Aviation Enterprise, CNIC, and individual commands for their hard work and commitment to excellence. 3. Naval Supply Systems Command plans to provide specialized culinary instruction to winning commands. Commands will be contacted via separate correspondence for awards information. 4. Released by the Honorable Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy.