Navy Region Northwest Community Service Awards Announcement

Commander, Navy Region Northwest has selected the following commands in the Region to be recognized  for the 2016 Navy Region Northwest Community Service awards:

Personal Excellence Partnership Award-

  • Navy Information Operations Command Whidbey Island (small command)
  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (large command)

Project Good Neighbor Award-

  • Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (small command)
  • Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (large command)

Environmental Stewardship Award-

  • Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (small command)
  • Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (large command)

Bainbridge Award for Overall Excellence-

  • Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit.

The Navy Community Service Program (NCSP) is held from July 1st to June 30th annually. The program was established to provide opportunities for Navy military and civilian employees to volunteer for meaningful command-sponsored community service projects. Through this program, Navy volunteers make a difference by strengthening education, preserving the environment, providing humanitarian assistance, and promoting anti-drug and healthy lifestyles.

NCSP awards are based on the following six award categories:

Personal Excellence Partnership Flagship- Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is the flagship sponsor. Criteria for this award are: Help develop youth to their fullest potential in areas of civic and education responsibility; volunteer as tutors, mentors, and role models; provide technical expertise, project goals including improving scholastic achievement, social and life skills, and provide vocational guidance.

Health, Safety, and Fitness Flagship- Naval Education and Training Command is the flagship sponsor. Criteria for this award are: Teach and encourage individuals to lead healthy, active lives. Projects include: Athletic events, health and safety awareness activities/programs, blood drives and youth violence prevention programs.

Project Good Neighbor Flagship- Chief of Navy Chaplains is the flagship sponsor. Criteria for this award are: Demonstrate the best year-round program or special project that encourages activities to provide humanitarian assistance to the community’s less fortunate by volunteering at food drives, repair/ renovations of shelters and homes, orphanages or Disabled American Veterans.

Campaign Drug Free Flagship- Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command is the flagship sponsor. Criteria for this award are: Reach to teach youth about the dangers of drug abuse using the Navy Reserve Force specifically prepared video tapes and presentation or other anti-drug programs such as Drug Education for Youth, Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or Red Ribbon Campaign.

Environmental Stewardship Flagship- Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Readiness and Logistics  is the flagship sponsor. Criteria for this award are: Recognize the best year-round volunteer support program/special project that promotes education and good stewardship of environmental resources. Navy commands join with the local community to provide education on domestic/international environmental initiatives and encourage the preservation, protection, restoration and enhancement of the environment. Activities can include developing youth environmental stewardship, teaching environmental values, enhancing environmental science curricula of schools and organizing and participating in environmental clean-up efforts.

USS Bainbridge (CGN 25) Award for Overall Excellence- CNIC administers this award. This category is opened to all commands regardless of size. The package must contain a minimum of three of the flagship category packages to be considered and be a finalist in the regional award competition to be advanced to CNIC for consideration.

NCSP awards can be awarded in three size categories:

  1. Small Command- fewer than 200 command personnel
  2. Medium Command- 200-499
  3. Large Command- 500 or more command personnel

Each category is for both Sea and shore commands.

These Navy Region Northwest Community Service Award winners will go on to Navy wide competition in each of their flagship categories.

“These winning entries show our Navy’s commitment to the communities that support us,” said Rear Admiral Gary Mayes, Commander, Navy Region Northwest. “They reflect the highest standards in the Navy for the Navy Community Service Program and serve as an example for others to emulate.”

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