Truax Field, Wis. --
A panel of evaluators from the National Restaurant Association inspected the 115th Fighter Wing services flight during the March drill. The inspection came as part of the Airmen’s efforts to achieve the Air National Guard’s Senior Master Sgt. Kenneth Disney Award.
The Disney award recognizes the best dining facilities in the ANG. The 115th FW is only one of three ANG units seeking inspection.
“Disney was in the Air National Guard and had very high standards,” said Russ Adams, restaurant consultant from Valparaiso, Indiana. “Food service is very important. You know how it is. If you get a great meal, you have a great day. Good food, good mood.”
Inspectors traveled to Wisconsin from across the nation.
“This is the first time I’ve been to Wisconsin,” said Master Sgt. Ethan Barnas, 125th Fighter Wing services craftsman. “My focus will be on the food operations and then the facilities as well. There are five different categories, but those are the two that I’ll be looking at.”
Inspections are based off of the Air Force Form 1038 guidelines. The services flight will receive points based on their compliance with food service expectations. Areas evaluated include food production, kitchen operations and inventory control, among many others.
“There’s only one unit out of the Air National Guard that will win this award,” Barnas said. “Whoever wins this has bragging rights that they are the best dining facility in the Air National Guard.”
The 115th FW services Airmen will be notified whether or not they received the award in April.