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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 313-11
April 19, 2011

DOD Announces Winners of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards

            The Department of Defense has announced the winners of the 2011 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. 

            A panel of judges representing federal and state agencies, academia, and the public has selected the following installations, teams, and individuals as the winners of this year’s awards:

            Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
            Sustainability – Non-Industrial Installation

            The Exchange Corporate Sustainability Program, Army and Air Force   Exchange Service, Texas
            Sustainability – Individual/Team

            U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany
            Environmental Quality – Overseas Installation

            Sustainable Painting Operations for the Total Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
            Environmental Excellence in Weapons Systems Acquisition – Small Program

            88th Air Base Wing Civil Engineering Directorate, Environmental Branch, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
            Cultural Resources Management - Installation

            Cultural Resources Management Team, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
            Cultural Resources Management – Individual/Team

            Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
            Environmental Restoration - Installation

            Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
            Natural Resources Conservation – Large Installation

            Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.
            Environmental Quality – Industrial Installation

            Each year since 1962, the Secretary of Defense has honored individuals, teams, and installations for their outstanding achievements to conserve and sustain the natural and cultural resources entrusted to the Department of Defense.  A ceremony honoring the 2011 winners is planned for June 8, 2011, at the Pentagon.

            For more information on 2011 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards, please visit http://www.denix.osd.mil/awards/FY10SECDEF.cfm