Events We Hold
For Active Duty

The 14th Military Culinary Competition (MCC)

September 22-23, 2017

This event coordinates with the Barracks Row Fall Festival, which attracts more than 10,000 people to 8th Street outside of the Marine Barracks and home of the Commandant. Prizes include $1,000 for each team member in first place, $500 each for second, and $250 each for third, as well as medals for each winner.

Culinary Competition 2017

Culinary Competition Photos and History

The 15th Enlisted Aide of the Year Award (EAOY)

November 13-14, 2017

MSG Scott Strippoli won, tying Army with Coast Guard, winning 4 times, Marines won 3x, Navy and Air Force 2x.  In the slider photo (l-r) USO Metro DC President Elaine Rogers, Founder Ed Manley, AF EAY Jeff Fritz, Navy EAOY Frida Karani, USCG Command Aide Mason Champlin, USMC Marine Aide Jeffrey Mathews, WWE's Mark Henry, Chef Robert Irvine, Ecolab's Jack Kleckner, EAOY Army's Scott Strippoli, Board mbr. Jesse Camacho, Hobart's Richard Hynes.  Winners, organizers and sponsors.

To see about 200 photos of the Salute to Military Chefs dinner and the Enlisted Aide of the Year presentation, click on

This event takes place at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City. It is held in conjunction with the USO Salute to Military Chefs and is supported by the WWE. This can be a big deal for enlisted servicepersons' careers. Prizes include $1,000 for the Enlisted Aide of the Year and $500 each for service winners, along with a WWE Title belt.

Enlisted Aide Competition History

Enlisted Aide Competition 2017