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Release No: 328-11
April 21, 2011

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 2011 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence.  They are:

                   U.S. Army Garrison, Wiesbaden, Germany
                   Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms,
                   Twentynine Palms, Calif.
                   Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu, Hawaii
                   Spangdahlem Air Base, Spangdahlem, Germany
                   Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio

              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 held May 4, 2011, at 2:p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room BH650.  The ceremony will be open for media coverage.