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Release No: 303-08
April 14, 2008

DoD Announces Winners Of The Commander In Chief’s Annual Award For Installation Excellence

            Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced today the winners of the 2008 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence. The winning installations include Fort A. P. Hill, Bowling Green, Va.; Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, San Diego, Calif.; Naval Base Coronado, San Diego, Calif.; Dover Air Force Base, Dover, Del. and Defense Supply Center Richmond, Richmond, Va.
 
            The Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes these installations for outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. The five recipients 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 2008 Commander in Chief’s Award ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 2008, at 2 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room BH650. The ceremony is open for media coverage. For more information please contact Chris Isleib at chris.isleib@osd.mil .