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Release No: 746-05
July 22, 2005

2005 Maintenance Award Winners Announced

The Department of Defense announced today the winners of the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Award for 2005.


The recipients are:




Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La.

United States Navy


31st Maintenance Operations Squadron, 31st Fighter Wing

Aviano Air Base, Italy

United States Air Force




428th Transportation Company

Jefferson City, Mo.

United States Army


Combat Service Support Battalion 12, 1st Maintenance Battalion

Camp Pendleton, Calif.

United States Marine Corps




3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment

Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

United States Army


USS George Washington

Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

United States Navy


Annually, the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards Program recognizes outstanding achievements in military equipment and weapon systems maintenance by field-level organizations of the military services.


Awards are presented in the categories of small, medium and large units.


As part of the 2005 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition scheduled for October 24-27, the awards will be presented at the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards Banquet on Oct.26 at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, Ala.


This years Phoenix Award winner will be announced at the awards banquet on Oct. 26 and the winner will be awarded the prestigious Phoenix Trophy. The recipient of the Phoenix Award, DoDs highest award for field-level maintenance, is selected from the six maintenance award winners and is recognized as the best of the best field-level maintenance unit within DoD.


Additional information regarding the 2005 DoD Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition can be found at http://www.sae.org/dod .

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