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Cohen Presents Environmental Awards

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 30, 1997 – Eleven installations and four individual received 1996 Environmental Security Awards from Defense Secretary William S. Cohen during a Pentagon ceremony April 24.

"Our forces today recognize that defense environmental protection is good management, good citizenship, good stewardship and a good way to protect the health and welfare of our forces," Cohen said.

DoD's annual awards recognize installation, team or individual efforts in six categories -- natural resource conservation, cultural resource management, environmental quality, pollution prevention, recycling and environmental cleanup.

"Your successes stand out among the countless actions we take to protect the environment as we protect the nation," Cohen told winners. Award recipients were:

Natural Resources Conservation:

Large Installation: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif.

Honorable Mention: Naval Air Station Miramar, San Diego; Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska; Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colo.

Small Installation: Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md.

Honorable Mention: Newport Chemical Depot, Newport, Ind.; Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.

Individual: Catherine M. Zielske, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Norfolk, Va.

Honorable Mention: Karl Dautermann, 410th Base Support Battalion, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; Charles D. Peterson, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Gerald T. Johnson, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.

Cultural Resource Management:

Installation: Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colo.

Honorable Mention: Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.; F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo.

Individual: Stephen A. Chomko, Fort Carson, Colo.

Honorable Mention: Stephen R. Wise, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.; Ronald N. Johnson, South Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Charleston, S.C. ; Gene V. Augustine, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska For Environmental Quality.

Environmental Quality:

Industrial Installation: Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md.

Honorable Mention: U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Kwajalein Missile Range, Republic of the Marshall Islands.; Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, Calif.; Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

Nonindustrial Installation: Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Honorable Mention: U.S. Army Transportation Center, Forts Eustis and Story, Va.; Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.; National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Individual: Kenneth P. Stachiw, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

Honorable Mention: Sam Gibson, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif.; Patrick F. Spahn, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.; Daniel A. Stone, Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Navy Cmdr. William R. Arguello, Defense Special Weapons Agency, Albuquerque, N.M.

Pollution Prevention:

Industrial Installation: Corpus Christi Army Depot, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Honorable Mention: Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, Calif.; Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.; Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

Nonindustrial Installation: Fort Lewis, Wash.

Honorable Mention: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Naval Construction Battalion Center, Port Hueneme, Calif.; Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

Weapons System Acquisition Team: New Attack Submarine Program, Arlington, Va.

Honorable Mention: Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Acquisition Team, Warren, Mich.; Direct Reporting Program Manager Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle, Woodbridge, Va.; Aeronautical Systems Center Environmental Integrated Product Team, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Recycling:

Industrial Installation: Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, Calif.

Honorable Mention: Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa.; Naval Submarine Base Bangor, Wash.; Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

Nonindustrial Installation: McChord Air Force Base, Wash.

Honorable Mention: Fort Hood, Texas; Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va.

Individual: Air Force Master Sgt. Douglas F. Skitch, McChord Air Force Base, Wash.

Honorable Mention: Abdeslem Houmina, Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa.; Timothy J. Harrington, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C.; Frank Space, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.

Environmental Cleanup:

Installation: Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego

Honorable Mention: Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.; McChord Air Force Base, Wash.; Defense Distribution Region East, New Cumberland, Pa.

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