Army-wide honor for Heidelberg chow hall
December 30, 2003
HEIDELBERG, Germany — U.S. Army Europe’s Any Mission Diner is one of the best dining facilities in the Army.
The diner, based at Campbell Barracks, was named runner-up in the small garrison category of the Philip A. Connelly Awards, designed to recognize the best Army dining facilities around the world.
Chow halls run by the Hawaii-based 25th Infantry Division swept this year’s two top honors.
Established in 1968 and named in memory of the late Philip A. Connelly, former International Food Service Executives Association president, the annual Army-wide honors are awarded jointly by the Army and IFSEA.
This year’s winners, announced Friday, are:
• Small garrison: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.
• Runner-up: Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe, Any Mission Diner, Heidelberg, Germany.
• Large garrison: 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
• Runner-up: 95th Adjutant General, Battalion (Reception), Fort Sill, Okla.
• Active Army field kitchen: 501st Corps Support Group, 19th Theater Support Command, Camp Red Cloud, South Korea.
• Runner-up: 4th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
• Army Reserve winner: 223rd Maintenance Company (90th Reserve Support Command), Grand Prairie, Texas.
Sgt. 1st Class Angle Ortiz, who runs the Any Mission Diner, credits a combination of unique Americana decorations — including a working jukebox — for Heidelberg’s second-place nod, as well as “great menu selections and our daily actions that reflect our service.”