Secretary of Defense Gates announced today the winners of the 2009 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence. They are:
Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, Hinesville, Ga.
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, N.C.
Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Yokosuka, Japan
Hurlburt Field, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin, Tracy, Calif.
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.
An award ceremony honoring the recipients of this year’s award will be announced in the near future. The ceremony will be open for media coverage.