• Candace Holcomb, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Business Initiatives Office chief, hands her Army Emergency Relief donation to Capt. John K. Moore, space operations officer with the Future Warfare Center Battle Lab, during the command's chili cook off April 17.

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    Candace Holcomb, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Business Initiatives Office chief, hands her Army Emergency Relief donation to Capt. John K. Moore, space operations officer with the Future Warfare Center...

  • Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sheren Roberts, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's commanding general's executive officer, samples some of Sgt. 1st Class Tanya Savell-Marzan's award-winning chili during the command's chili cook off April 17. Savell-Marzan's chili won in the Presentation category.

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    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sheren Roberts, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's commanding general's executive officer, samples some of Sgt. 1st Class Tanya Savell-Marzan's award-winning chili during the command's...

  • One of two tables filled with chili for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's chili cook off April 17 to raise funds for Army Emergency Relief. Twleve pots were in the contest and another three were simply donated.

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    One of two tables filled with chili for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's chili cook off April 17 to raise funds for Army Emergency Relief. Twleve pots were in the contest and another three were simply...

  • U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command judges (from left) Sgt. Maj. John Mattie, G-3 sergeant major; Col. James Jenkins, chief of staff; and Lt. Col. Gregory Ash, deputy chief of staff, G-1, deliberate on the dozen different chilis they have just tasted during the command's chili cook off fundraiser for Army Emergency Relief April 17.

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    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command judges (from left) Sgt. Maj. John Mattie, G-3 sergeant major; Col. James Jenkins, chief of staff; and Lt. Col. Gregory Ash, deputy chief of staff, G-1, deliberate on the dozen...

  • Stacy McSweeney, congressional affairs, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, right, prepares to grate chocolate onto a serving of the chili she donated for the command's fundraiser for Army Emergency Relief April 17. McSweeney won first place for Most Exotic Tasting chili.

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    Stacy McSweeney, congressional affairs, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, right, prepares to grate chocolate onto a serving of the chili she donated for the command's fundraiser for Army Emergency Relief April...

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's third annual chili cook off fundraiser for the Army Emergency Relief netted $425 in just an hour and a half April 17.

The winners are:
Best Presentation: Sgt. 1st Class Tanya Savell-Marzan
Most Unique Chili Name: Robin Stuart with Robin's Fantasma El Loco
Best Taste: Gwen Kingery, first; Carrie David, second; Bob Hirschbuehler, third
Most Exotic Taste: Stacey McSweeney, first; Robin Stuart, second; William Ransom, third

"I was glad that everyone liked my chili," Stuart said. "My three hardest critics, my sons, at home gave me average reviews which had me worried, but like I tell them, 'Mas picante, mas sabroso' ('mo hotter, 'mo better)."

There were 15 chilis available for sampling, but only 12 were entered into the contest. They ranged in tastes from spicy hot to sweet, and included vegetarian, chicken and buffalo, as well as more traditional varieties.

The judges for the chili cook off were: Col. James Jenkins, chief of staff; Lt. Col. Gregory Ash, deputy chief of staff, G-1; and Sgt. Maj. John Mattie, G-3 sergeant major.

"This is my third year in a row to judge," Mattie said. "It is a great opportunity to judge some mighty-fine chili that the SMDC workforce provides, but more importantly is that this is used to support the Army Emergency Relief fund and this is really the reason we do this, to support our Soldiers."

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