Fiscal Year 2011 CNO Environmental Award Winners Announced

Story Number: NNS120222-15Release Date: 2/22/2012 9:03:00 PM
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By Katherine M. Turner, Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Vice Adm. William R. Burke, deputy chief of naval operations for fleet readiness and logistics (N4), announced the winners in the fiscal year (FY) 2011 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Awards competition, Feb. 22.

The annual awards program recognizes Navy ships, installations, and people for outstanding performance in promoting environmental stewardship. Each year, environmental subject matter experts review nominations from commands around the world and select winners for each of the award categories. For the FY 2011 competition, 30 winners were selected in 10 award categories.

In a Naval message announcing the winners, Burke commended the winners.

"Congratulations to all award winners and nominees," he said. "Your dedication to environmental stewardship is commendable and your actions exemplify the Navy's commitment to protecting and preserving the environment. Well done."

Listed alphabetically within each category, the FY 2011 CNO Environmental Award winners are:

Natural Resources Conservation, Small Installation:
- Fleet Logistics Center - Puget Sound, Fuel Department, Wash.
- Naval Support Activity Panama City, Fla.
- Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Hawaii

Natural Resources Conservation, Individual or Team:
- Naval Base Guam Public Works Department Environmental Division, Marianas
- Naval Support Activity Panama City Environmental Staff, Fla.
- Pacific Missile Range Facility Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) Implementation Team, Hawaii

Cultural Resources Management, Installation:
- Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
- Naval Base Guam, Marianas

Environmental Quality, Non-industrial Installation:
- Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan
- Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan
- Naval Base San Diego, Calif.

Environmental Quality, Individual or Team:
- Awni M. Almasri of U.S. Naval Support Activity, Bahrain
- Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor Environmental Quality Team, Hawaii
- Navy Region Center Singapore Environmental Sustainment Team

Environmental Quality, Large Ship:
- USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)
- USS Enterprise (CVN 65)
- USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Sustainability, Industrial Installation:
- Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., including Detachments Fallbrook and Norco
- U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center, Yokosuka, Japan
- U.S. Navy Fleet Readiness Center East, Cherry Point, N.C.

Environmental Restoration, Installation:
- Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif.
- Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu-Port Hueneme-San Nicolas, Calif.
- Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine

Environmental Restoration, Individual or Team:
- Mare Island Investigation Area H1 Restoration Team, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Base Realignment and Closure Program Management Office, Calif.
- Silver Strand Training Complex Navy Installation Restoration Site 11 Team, Naval Base Coronado, Calif.
- Vieques Naval Installation Project Management Team, Puerto Rico

Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition, Large Program, Individual or Team:
- F/A-18E/F & EA-18G Program Office, PMA 265 - Green Hornet Team, Patuxent River, Md.
- PMA-290 Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) Team, Patuxent River, Md.
- USS Virginia (SSN 774) Class Test & Evaluation Environmental Team, Washington Navy Yard, D.C.

All CNO winners advanced to the Secretary of the Navy level of competition. A ceremony honoring the winners and recognizing their achievements will be held June 5 at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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KEKAHA, Hawaii (May 13, 2009) - Capt. Aaron Cudnohufsky, left, commanding officer of the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, along with other volunteers removes an injured green sea turtle.
Official U.S. Navy file photo of Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Hawaii - 090513-N-0535P-032 - Capt. Aaron Cudnohufsky, left, along with other volunteers removes an injured green sea turtle from the shores of Nohili at PMRF. The approximately 75-year-old, 350 lb., female turtle suffered a severe cut on its lower back. PMRF was selected as a winner in the fiscal year 2011 Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Awards in the Natural Resources Conservation, Small Installation and Individual or Team award categories.
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