Secretary of Defense Gates announced today the winners of the 2007 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence. They are:
U.S. Army Garrison, Japan, Camp Zama, Japan
Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms,
Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Kings Bay, Ga.
Mountain Home Air Force Base, Mountain Home, Idaho
Defense Supply Center Columbus, Columbus, Ohio
The Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. The five recipients of this highly competitive Presidential award were selected for their exemplary support of Department of Defense missions.
Excellent installations enable better mission performance and enhance the quality of life for military men and women and their families. Each winning installation succeeded in providing excellent working, housing and recreational conditions.
The 2007 Commander in Chief’s Award ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 4, 2007, at 2 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room BH650. The ceremony is open for media coverage. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.