Eggleston is proud to announce the NAS Oceana Hornet’s Nest Galley
has received a 5-Star Accreditation for food service excellence for the 5th year in a row.


Each year galleys, within the Mid-Atlantic Region, are all inspected by an independent team and given points based upon menu planning, food preparation, administration, management, training, safety, sanitation, inventory validity, customer satisfaction and 25 surveys that are distributed to customers. The NAS Oceana Hornet’s dining facility was awarded five-star accreditation during the 2022 assessment cycle for maintaining the highest level in Navy food service. The five-star accreditation recognizes overall food service excellence by evaluating key areas in customer service, cleanliness and management.  

This is a BIG DEAL for our Food Service Team, because they played a major role in helping the military earn this distinguished accreditation. Our Food Service Leadership put in countless hours to ensure that our contractual obligations were well above standard!  They planned, organized and executed our mission and ensure that all inspected areas were highly serviceable and surpassed the inspection’s team expectations.

“Five Star Assessment was outstanding! The civilian team showed up and showed out. Took little to no sanitation hits.  Region was very impressed with the cleanliness of all the beverage lines and how everyone was following all safety procedures. The team also demonstrated great team work.” – CWO3 Misty Cannon, SC, USN, Naval Air Station Oceana

With the five-star accreditation, the galley will now go on to compete for the Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence.  This award is given to the Best Navy galleys in the country.

Last week the military honored our teams accomplishment by giving our Food Service Team a small award ceremony.