WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics (N4) Vice Adm. Philip H. Cullom announced the winners and honorable mentions in the 2016 Navy Community Service Environmental Stewardship Flagship Awards, Dec. 20.
The awards program highlights commands and ships that exhibit strong commitment to environmental stewardship via volunteer service projects.
The winners are as follows:
Shore command category:
* Small (under 200 personnel): Naval Aviation Schools Command, Pensacola, Florida
* Medium (200 to 499 personnel): Pacific Missile Range Facility, Hawaii
* Large (500 or more personnel): Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington
Sea command category:
* Medium (200 to 499 personnel): Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23, San Diego
* Large (500 or more personnel): USS Frank Cable (AS 40)
Overseas command category:
* Small (under 200 personnel): Navy Munitions Command, East Asia Division, Guam
Commands receiving honorable mentions include:
* Small shore command: Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Center, Whidbey Island, Washington
* Medium shore command: Afloat Training Group San Diego
* Large shore command: Naval Air Technical Training Center, Pensacola, Florida
Cullom applauded the honorees in a naval message, Dec. 20.
"I extend my congratulations [to the winners] on all of your impressive accomplishments," said Cullom. "Representing the Navy as dedicated stewards of the environment is crucial as we aspire to be good neighbors, afloat and ashore."
This year's winners executed diverse projects such as street, park and beach clean-ups; partnerships with local community and environmental organizations; recycling efforts; water conservation projects; and others.
Commemorative plaques will be awarded to each category winner, and honorable mentions receive a signed certificate from N4.
The Environmental Stewardship Flagship is one of five flagships that comprise the Navy Community Service Program. The four remaining flagships include Personal Excellence Partnership, Project Good Neighbor, Campaign Drug Free, and Health, Safety and Fitness.
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