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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 347-13
May 20, 2013

DOD Announces Winners of the 2013 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence

            Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today the 2013 recipients of the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence: 

                        U.S. Army Garrison Fort Rucker, Ala., 

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

                        Naval Support Activity Panama City, Panama City Beach, Fla., 

                        Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss., 

                        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. 

            Installation excellence enables better mission performance and enhances the quality of life for servicemembers and their families.  Each winning installation succeeded in providing excellent working, housing and recreational conditions. 

            Each winning installation will receive a commemorative commander in chief’s award trophy and flag, along with a congratulatory letter from the president.  

            Information about each winning installation’s accomplishments can be found at http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/

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