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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 185-00
April 14, 2000

WINNERS OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF'S ANNUAL AWARD FOR INSTALLATION EXCELLENCE ANNOUNCED

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen has announced the winners of the 2000 Commander in Chief's Award for Installation Excellence. They are:

Army - Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, N.J.

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Havelock, N.C.

U.S. Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy

Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea

Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna, Harrisburg, 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 award were selected for their great support of the Department of Defense mission.

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 conditions and housing and recreational opportunities.

The Office of the Secretary of Defense will host the 2000 Commander in Chief's award ceremony in the Pentagon Center Courtyard on Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at 2 p.m. EDT. The ceremony is open for media coverage.

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