Navy Announces Winners of Fiscal Year 2015 CNO Environmental Awards

Story Number: NNS160224-01Release Date: 2/24/2016 7:53:00 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 29 winners for the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Awards competition in a naval message on Feb. 22.

The CNO Environmental Awards are an annual recognition program that highlight the accomplishments of nominated ships, installations, and individuals for exceptional achievements in environmental stewardship. The FY 2015 winners, listed alphabetically within each category, are shown below.

Natural Resources Conservation, Small Installation
- Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan
- Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan
- Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Hawaii

Natural Resources Conservation, Individual/Team
- Ian Trefry of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine
- Naval Air Station Oceana and Naval Air Station Hampton Roads NW Annex NR Support Team, Virginia
- Southwest Marine Biology Team of Navy Region Southwest and NAVFAC Southwest, San Diego

Environmental Quality, Non-industrial Installation
- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia
- Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- Navy Region Center Singapore

Environmental Quality, Individual/Team
- Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka PWD Environmental Management Division Team, Japan
- Naval Station Norfolk Environmental Compliance Team, Norfolk
- NAVFAC Northwest Environmental Management System Team, Silverdale, Washington

Sustainability, Industrial Installation
- Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida
- Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, San Diego
- NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego

Environmental Restoration, Installation
- Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Norfolk
- Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine

Environmental Restoration, Individual/Team
- Naval Base Ventura County Environmental Restoration Team, San Diego
- St. Juliens Creek Annex Environmental Restoration Program Partnering Team, Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Vieques Environmental Restoration Program Team, Puerto Rico

Cultural Resources Management, Large Installation
- Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada
- Naval Support Activity Crane, Indiana
- Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Virginia

Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition, Large Program
- P-8A Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health Team, Patuxent River, Maryland

- Large Deck Combatant - USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)
- Littoral or Amphibious Warfare - USS Sentry (MCM 3)
- Military Sealift Command - USS Emory S. Land (AS 39)
- Surface Combatant - USS Chafee (DDG 90)
- Submarine - USS Tennessee (SSBN 734)

VADM Cullom commended the awardees in his message announcing the winners.

"I would like to extend my thanks and congratulations to all of the fiscal year 2015 Environmental Award winners. Your efforts not only embody the environmental stewardship ethic, but also aid in fulfilling the Navy's national security mission. I applaud all of the nominees for their tireless commitment to preserving resources and bettering the environment."

Winners of the CNO Environmental Awards will advance to the Secretary of the Navy level of competition to compete with U.S. Marine Corps nominees.

For further information on the CNO Environmental Awards program, visit

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