Navy Announces FY16 CNO Environmental Award Winners

Story Number: NNS170315-07Release Date: 3/15/2017 12:53:00 PM
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By Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics (N4), Vice Adm. Phil Cullom, announced 30 winners of the fiscal year 2016 Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Awards competition in a naval message released March 15.

The CNO Environmental Awards honor exceptional achievements in environmental stewardship among nominated ships, installations, and individuals on an annual basis. The FY16 winners, listed alphabetically within each category, are listed below.

Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation
- Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada
- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Washington
- Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, New Jersey

Environmental Quality, Industrial
- Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, San Diego
- Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida
- Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton, Washington

Environmental Quality, Overseas
- Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti
- Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan
- Naval Station Rota, Spain

Sustainability, Non-Industrial
- Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Milton, Florida
- Naval Hospital Bremerton, Washington
- Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Sustainability, Individual/Team
- Naval Base Coronado, San Diego
- Naval Base Ventura County Sustainability Team, Point Mugu, California
- NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor

Environmental Restoration, Installation
- Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego
- St. Juliens Creek Annex, Norfolk

Cultural Resources Management, Small Installation
- Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan
- Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida
- Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Cultural Resources Management, Individual/Team
- Carrie A. Williams of NAS Pensacola, Florida
- Kerry A. Vautrot of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine
- Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Cultural Resource Team, California

Environmental Planning
- Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016 Environmental Planning Team, Norfolk
- Mariana Islands Training and Testing EIS Team, Pearl Harbor
- Transit Protection System Port Angeles Environmental Assessment Project Team, Bremerton, Washington

- Surface Combatant: Guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61)
- Large Deck Combatant: Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)
- Submarine: Attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774)
- Military Sealift Command: Submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39)

Cullom lauded the honorees in his message announcing the winners.

"Congratulations to all our accomplished winners for their impressive achievements in protecting environmental assets while maintaining mission readiness. The Navy commends you for your innovative and tireless efforts to demonstrate environmental stewardship and ensure national security. Bravo Zulu!"

In the next tier of competition, the 30 winners will compete along with Marine Corps nominees for the Secretary of the Navy Environmental Awards.

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