Thursday, April 29, 2010

Northrop Grumman Joint Venture Dining Facility Wins Best in U.S. Air Force Award

Northrop Grumman Joint Venture Dining Facility Wins Best in U.S. Air Force Award
April 29, 2010

HERNDON, Va. –– The U.S. Air Force has recognized a dining facility operated by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Kellogg Brown & Root Inc. 50/50 joint venture Vinnell Brown & Root LLC (VBR) at Incirlik Air Force Base, Turkey with the 2010 John L. Hennessy Award.

The installation's dining facility, "Sultan's Inn," earned the award in the single-facility category. VBR has a contract to provide base operations support services on U.S. Air Force bases in Turkey including maintaining and operating the dining facility on Incirlik.

"We are extremely proud of our dining facility staff and operation and its primary mission of providing a 'world-class' dining experience for both our warfighters serving and those deploying from the base," said Jeff Prewitt, VBR program manager for the contract. "It's an honor to be recognized as one of the best dining facilities in the Air Force because our team strives to do our very best for these men and women every day."

Since 1956, the Hennessy Award has been given annually to the top Air Force installations with the best food service programs. The award is based on management effectiveness, force readiness support, food quality, employee and customer relations, resource conservation, training and safety awareness.

Seven other installations from across the globe competed in the single-facility category. The award will be presented at the Air Force Awards Ceremony May 21st in conjunction with the National Restaurants Associations Hotel & Motel Show in Chicago.

The "Sultan's Inn" serves meals to more than 2,000 Airmen a day and 55,000 meals a month. The dining facility is open 12 hours during the week and 16 hours on the weekends. It also offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, a midnight meal for shift workers and carry-out meals seven days a week.

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