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Release No: 418-05
April 29, 2005

Secretary of Defense 2004 Environmental Award Winners Named

Ten military installations and individuals have been identifed to receive the 2004 Secretary of Defense Annual Environmental Awards in an awards ceremony planned for May 4, 2005, in the Pentagon. A panel of expert judges from the government, non-profit and private sectors recognized the winners for excellence in five categories: cultural resources management, environmental quality, environmental restoration, natural resources conservation, and pollution prevention.


The award winners by category are:


Lt. Colonel Michael Tarpley - Camp Beauregard, La.

Individual - Cultural Resources Management


Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C.

Installation - Cultural Resources Management (tie)


15th Airlift Wing, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

Installation - Cultural Resources Management (tie)


Naval Air Depot Cherry Point, N.C.

Industrial Installation - Environmental Quality


Misawa Air Base, Japan

Overseas Installation - Environmental Quality


Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Hawaii

Installation - Environmental Restoration (tie)


Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.

Installation - Environmental Restoration (tie)


Fort Drum, N.Y.

Large Installation - Natural Resources Conservation


Tinker Air Force Base Pollution Prevention Team, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

Individual/Team - Pollution Prevention


Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Va.

Installation - Pollution Prevention


Recognizing excellence in environmental management is a crucial element in Department of Defense efforts to support the twin imperatives of producing the best-trained military force in the world while providing the best environmental stewardship possible. Each year, the secretary of defense honors installations, teams and individuals for outstanding environmental management by military and civilian personnel, at both domestic and overseas bases, to sustain military readiness, and training and operational capabilities.


This years Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, at

3 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Auditorium and will be open for media coverage. The ceremony is also scheduled to be broadcast live on the Pentagon Channel at http://www.pentagonchannel.com/, or check local television listings for specific channel information.


Detailed information on the secretarys Environmental Awards can be found at https://www.denix.osd.mil/denix/Public/Library/Awards/awards.html .


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