PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) – For the first time in 43 years, Port Hueneme Navy Exchange (NEX) onboard Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), won the 2021 Bingham Award, by the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM), the highest honor a store can receive.

“At NEXCOM our purpose is to sustain and supply Naval forces with quality-of-life benefits,” said Rear Adm. Robert Bianchi (ret.), Chief Executive Officer, NEXCOM. “The Port Hueneme NEX epitomize who we are as an organization and what we stand for each and every day.”

The award recognizes outstanding performance in operations, excellence in customer service, financial performance, and community support. Established in 1979, the Bingham award is named after the late Capt. W.H. Bingham, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve who was the chief executive officer of the R.H. Macy’s company and was appointed by the Secretary of the Navy in 1946 to lead an advisory board for establishment of what is now the NEXCOM.

“It’s about delivering comfort and sense of home for these military families and there’s no group better deserving of the Bingham Award then NEX Port Hueneme,” said Bianchi.