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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 220-96
April 19, 1996

DOD ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF'S ANNUAL AWARD FOR INSTALLATION EXCELLENCE

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry today announced the winners of theCommander-in-Chief's Award for Installation Excellence. They are:

U. S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center,Headquartered in Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, N.J.

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.

Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Havelock, N.C.

Defense Supply Center Columbus, Columbus, Ohio

The Commander-in-Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizesthe outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintainU. S. military installations. The five recipients of this highly competitiveaward were selected for their great support of the Department of Defensemission.

Each winning installation succeeded in providing excellent working, housing,and recreational conditions. Excellent installations enable better missionperformance and enhance the quality of life for military men and women andtheir families.

Media are invited to cover the Commander-in-Chief's Award ceremony. It isscheduled to be held at the Pentagon Parade Field, May 10, 1996, at 9 a.m.(EDT).