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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 335-12
May 01, 2012

DOD Announces Winners of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards

            The Department of Defense has announced the winners of the 2012 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards.

            Each year since 1962, the Secretary of Defense has honored individuals, teams, and installations for their outstanding achievements to conserve and sustain the natural and cultural resources entrusted to the Department of Defense.  A ceremony honoring the 2012 winners will be held June 6, 2012 at the Pentagon.

            A panel of judges representing federal and state agencies, academia, and the public has selected the following installations, teams, and individuals as the winners of this year’s awards:

            Scranton Army Ammunition Plant, Pa.; Sustainability -- Industrial Installation

            Fort Hood, Texas; Environmental Quality -- Non-industrial Installation

            U.S. Army Garrison - Hawaii, Oahu Army Natural Resource Team; Natural Resources Conservation -- Individual/Team

            Fort Hood Recycle Team, Texas; Environmental Quality -- Individual/Team

            Stryker Brigade Combat Team - Warren, Mich.; Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition -- Team

            Naval Supply Fleet Logistics Center, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Environmental Quality -- Individual/Team

            Marine Corps Base Hawaii; Natural Resources Conservation -- Small Installation

            Former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Calif.; Environmental Restoration -- Individual/Team

            75th CEG, Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Environmental Restoration -- Installation

            30th Space Wing, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.; Cultural Resources Management -- Installation

            For more information on 2012 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards, please visit http://www.denix.osd.mil/awards/FY11SECDEF.cfm .

            CORRECTION:  June 4, 2012 -- An additional winner, Naval Supply Fleet Logistics Center, Pearl Harbor, was added; a link to the 2012 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards was added; a link to the 2011 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards was removed.