Navy Announces Winners of Fiscal Year 2014 CNO Environmental Awards

Story Number: NNS150304-03Release Date: 3/4/2015 10:42:00 AM
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From Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Phil Cullom, deputy chief of naval operations for fleet readiness and logistics (N4), announced the 27 winners of the fiscal year (FY) 2014 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Awards competition, via naval message on March 3.

Annually, the CNO Environmental Awards highlight the accomplishments of nominated ships, installations and people for outstanding achievements in environmental stewardship. The FY 2014 winners, listed alphabetically within each category, are provided below.

Natural Resources, Large Installation
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

Environmental Quality, Industrial Installation
- Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida
- Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, San Diego, California
- Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton, Washington

Environmental Quality, Overseas Installation
- Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan
- Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan
- Naval Support Activity Bahrain

Sustainability, Non-Industrial Installation
- Naval Base San Diego, California
- Naval Medical Center San Diego, California
- Naval Support Activity Monterey, California

Sustainability, Individual or Team
- Naval Base Coronado, California
- Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center San Diego, California
- Navy Region Southwest Sustainable Solid Waste Program, San Diego, California

Environmental Restoration, Installation
- Former Naval Air Station Alameda, California
- Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut
- Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, New Hampshire

Cultural Resources Management, Small Installation
- Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan
- Pacific Missile Range Facility, Hawaii
- Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, New Hampshire

Cultural Resources Management, Individual or Team
- Mrs. Heather Robbins of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia
- Mr. Jeffrey Pantaleo of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
- Mr. Michael Smolek, Sr. of Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland

Environmental Planning, Team
- Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing EIS Team, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
- Supplemental EIS for the Introduction of P-8A Aircraft into U.S. Navy, Norfolk, Virginia
- U.S. Navy F-35C West Coast Home Basing Environmental Planning Team, Norfolk, Virginia

Afloat (includes competitive sub-categories)
- Large Deck Combatant - USS ESSEX (LHD 2)
- Littoral or Amphibious Warfare - LCS CREW 102
- Submarine - USS TENNESSEE (SSBN 734)
- Surface Combatant - USS DEWEY (DDG 105)

In a naval message announcing the winners, Cullom commended the awardees.

"I would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners of the FY 2014 CNO Environmental Awards. Their participation in this competition exemplifies their dedication to environmental stewardship in pursuit of our Navy's overall mission. These achievements underscore that each contribution can have a tremendous long term impact in conserving our environmental surroundings and resources."

All CNO winners advance to the Secretary of the Navy level of competition.

For more information on the CNO Environmental Awards program, visit

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