Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today the winners of the 2010 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence. They are:
Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C.
Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Naval Base San Diego, San Diego
Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska
Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna, New Cumberland, Pa.
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.
Installation excellence enables better mission performance and enhances 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 awards ceremony honoring the recipients of this year's award will be held May 5, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the Pentagon auditorium, room BH650. The ceremony will be open to the news media.