Rising food costs are contributing to an increase in prices at dining facilities throughout the Air Force.
Food costs are not controlled locally, according to Peter King, 45th Force Support Squadron food service officer at the RDF. No one at Patrick Air Force Base has any control over the prices at the dining facility.
"Budget issues do not impact food prices at dining facilities," Fred McKenney, the Air Force Personnel Center's chief of Air Force Food and Beverage Development. "Food is purchased through the Defense Logistics Agency, and prices are calculated based on the actual cost of the item being purchased."