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We’re Transforming The Way We Feed our Airmen

The “Food Transformation Initiative” or FTI, a Pilot Program being tested at the following six installations

  • JB Elmendorf (AK)
  • Patrick and MacDill (FL)
  • Little Rock (AR)
  • Travis (CA)
  • Fairchild (WA)

Redefining Air Force Food Operations through Food Transformation Initiative “FTI”

FTI program is designed to enhance Air Force food service quality, variety and availability yet maintain the training platform for our military cooks. We partnered with industry to enhance our menus and food quality, meet Airmen’s expectations, and lower Air Force expenses.  The program also provides additional food venues for our Airmen on meal cards through a ‘Campus Dining’ dining concept.

Beyond improving our existing dining facilities, we built another feeding capability where our Airmen work called “Provisions on Demand” or POD, where both hot and cold meals are served. These are currently located at Travis AFB and Joint Base Elmendorf/Richardson flight lines with overwhelming results: over 100,000 meals served since Sept 2011.  Little Rock AFB is our latest POD project. 

Non-appropriated Fund Food Operations

Name Brand Restaurants

Currently we have 13 on-base fast food restaurants at eight installation, including brands such as::

  • Pizza Hut
  • Taco Bell
  • Godfather’s Pizza
  • Subway
  • Panda Express

And if you prefer a casual dining experience, some bases operate Chili’s (or Chili’s too) and Romano’s Macaroni Grill restaurants. Currently, name brand casual dining is available at:

Name Brand Product Branding

Many Air Force food operations carry name brand products, including:

  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Seattle’s Best Coffee
  • Nathan’s Famous
  • Vienna Beef
  • Hot Stuff Foods
  • Campbell’s Select Harvest
  • Healthy Choice
  • Sweet Treat Desserts
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Nestle Ice Cream

In addition, many bases operate their own signature brand food operations, including Rickenbacker’s, New York Pizza & Deli, Wright Bros. Café, and J. R. Rockers Sports Café.

Wedding Catering

Air Force Catering

The AF Catering Program is an essential part of membership benefits (community support) and is a valuable program offered as part of the overall club operations as a primary source for on-installation catering.

Catering benefits include:

  • No-fee party rooms
  • No deposit for your personal special functions
  • No tax
  • Free parking
  • Assistance with protocol
  • Menu planning
  • Choice of service styles
  • And more

John L. Hennessy Program

Established in 1956, the John L. Hennessy is an annual award presented to the best food service programs in the United States Air Force, in single and multiple facility categories.


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