USS Bonhomme Richard Wins Ney Memorial Award

The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) was named the 2015 Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award winner March 20.

The Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence is given annually to Navy galleys of each category of ship and shore command that earn a five-star rating in a one-day inspection. The objective is to improve the quality of life for Navy personnel and recognize the best general messes in the Navy.

Bonhomme Richard underwent a thorough inspection of their food service division Dec. 9 which evaluated the criteria for the award including: cleanliness, food quality, organization, inventory, galley presentation and culinary specialist job proficiency.

This is the second Ney award for Bonhomme Richard, and the first since 2002.

Bonhomme Richard is currently underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

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