Secretary of the Navy announces FY2010 Environmental Award Winners

By Lt. Cmdr. Chuck Turner, Outreach Officer, Office of the Deputy  Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Environment

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus  announced the winners of the FY 2010 Secretary of the Navy Environmental  Awards competition March 23, 2011.

“Your impressive accomplishments and steadfast dedication to a  greener future are exactly what’s important in the Navy and Marine Corps  leadership teams,” said Mabus.

The SECNAV Environmental Awards Program recognizes Navy and Marine  Corps individuals, teams, ships, and installations for exceptional  environmental stewardship. “I’m thoroughly impressed by the effort and  professional expertise the Navy and Marine Corps personnel expend in  their environmental improvement endeavors,” said Mr Len Mediavilla of  Groton, Conn., a returning environmental awards judge.

Congratulations to the following winners in the nine award categories  recognized this year:

Cultural Resources Management, Installation
USN Winner: Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada
USMC Winner: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Environmental Excellence in Weapons System Acquisition, Small Program
USN Winner: Battle Force Tactical Trainer(BFTT) In-Service Engineering  Agent(ISEA) Design Team

Environmental Quality, Industrial Installation
USN Winner: Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia
USMC Winner: Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Environmental Quality, Overseas Installation
USN Winner: US Naval Support Activity Bahrain
USMC Winner: Marine Corps Base Camp Butler

Environmental Quality, Small Ship
USN Winner: USS MOMSEN (DDG 92)

Environmental Restoration, Installation
USN Winner: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia / Naval Support Activity  Norfolk, VA
USMC Winner: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation
USN Winner: Naval Base Ventura County
USMC Winner: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Sustainability, Individual or Team
USN Winner: PMA-231 Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health Team
USMC Winner: Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Sustainability, Non-Industrial Installation
USN Winner: Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois
USMC Winner: Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Ms. Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for  Energy, Installations, and Environment commended the winners.

“It’s impressive, the lengths these installations go to in order to  make environmental stewadardship a key pillar in the execution of their  day-to-day operations,” said Pfannenstiel. “You are the leaders in the  important green culture change required in today’s Navy and Marine Corps  leaders.”

The SECNAV award winners will be honored during the annual awards ceremony at  the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, DC June 7, 2011.

[from: http://www.navy.mil/search/print.asp?story_id=59268&VIRIN=93633&imagetype=1&page=1]

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