Air Force

March 7, 2014

Crosswinds beefs up for Red Flag 14-2

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Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Senior Airman Cody Christensen, 99th Force Support Squadron food service worker, prepares food for serving at the Crosswinds Dining Facility March 3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The dining facility is increasing its food production to accommodate for the influx of troops participating in Red Flag 14-2.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEV. — As Red Flag 14-2 gears up, so does the Crosswinds Dining Facility. Red Flag exercises bring in service members from other Air Force units, U.S. military services and allied nations.

There are approximately 100 aircraft participating in Red Flag 14-2 from around 20 units with more than 1,100 people. The dining facility will increase its production to feed the increased number of troops.

“Starting on Monday we’ll see an increase in individuals coming into the dining facility,” said Master Sgt. Letitia Sonnenberg, 99th Force Support Squadron dinning facility manager.

“We will be increasing the number of Airmen working on each shift to a total of eight per shift,” Sonnenberg said. The number of Airmen per shift is being increased to ensure that the dining facility will meet the increase in the number of customers.”

Along with an increase in Airmen working at the dining facility, there will also be an increase in the amount of food being prepared.

“On a normal day the facility prepares around 200 pounds of food. During the Red Flag we prepare around 450 pounds of food a day,” said Tech. Sgt. Christian Munoz, 99th FSS storeroom NCO in charge.

Prepping for the increased customer traffic begins well before Red Flag.

“We do start preparing in advance. We started about a week in advance by bringing in extra food,” Sonnenberg said.
During Red Flag 14-2 the dining facility will maintain its regular hours. The hours are as follows:

  • Breakfast
  • Monday through Friday: 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Lunch</li>
  • Monday through Friday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Dinner
  • Monday through Friday: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Midnight Snack
  • Monday through Friday: 10:30 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

With the advance preparation and an increase in productivity, the Crosswinds Dining Facility will continue to maintain its high level of service.




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