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Release No: 269-06
April 03, 2006

DoD Announces Winners of the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence

             Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today the winners of the 2006 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence.  They are:

 

                        Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field, Hinesville, Ga.

 

                        Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Yuma, Ariz.

 

                        Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Wash.

 

                        Ramstein Air Base, Germany

 

                        Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna, Harrisburg, Penn.

 

            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.

 

            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, housing and recreational conditions.

 

            The 2006 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2006, at 2 p.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Auditorium, BH650.