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Release No: 308-06
April 12, 2006

DoD Announces Winners of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards

            The Department of Defense announced today the winners of the 2005 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards.  


            A panel of judges representing federal and state agencies and public members selected the following installations and teams as the winners of the fiscal 2005 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards:


            Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif.

            Installation - Cultural Resources Management


            Fort Campbell, Ky.

            Non-Industrial Installation - Environmental Quality


            Dyess Air Force Base, Texas

            Team - Environmental Quality


            Fort Lewis, Wash.

            Installation - Environmental Restoration


            Pyramid Lake Torpedo and Bombing Range Remediation Project Team,

            U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District

            Team – Environmental Restoration


            Marine Corps Base Hawaii

            Small Installation - Natural Resources Conservation


            Camp Ripley, Minn.

            Team – Natural Resources Conservation


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

            Installation - Pollution Prevention


            C-17 Pollution Prevention Integrated Product Team, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

            Team - Weapon System Acquisition


            Defense Logistics Agency Environmental Management Systems - Team

            Special Recognition for Environmental Management Systems Implementation


            Every year since 1962, the secretary of defense recognizes installations, teams and individuals for outstanding achievement in environmental management, at both domestic and overseas bases, to sustain military readiness, and training and operational capabilities.  


            Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Kenneth Krieg will officiate at a ceremony honoring the winners May 3, 2006, at 3 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room BH650.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Marcus Peacock will deliver the keynote address. 


            Details on the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Program and highlights of this year's winners and honorable mentions can be found at https://www.denix.osd.mil/denix/Public/Library/Awards/awards.html.

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