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Release No: 334-12
May 01, 2012

DOD Announces Winners of the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced today the winners of the 2012 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence.  They are: 

                        U.S. Army Garrison Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, Hinesville, Ga. 

                        Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Twentynine Palms, Calif. 

                        Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla. 

                        Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz. 

                        Defense Logistics Agency, 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 held at 2 p.m. EDT on May 2 in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room BH650.  The ceremony will be open for media coverage.