NASWI Wins 2016 Navy Community Service Environmental Stewardship Flagship Award

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OAK HARBOR, Wash. (April 22, 2015) Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Victoria Henson and Logistics Specialist Seaman Samantha Albert, both assigned to Fleet Readiness Center Northwest, pick up trash during Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s (NASWI) Maylor Point Trail cleanup. NASWI celebrated Earth Day with multiple cleanup events to raise awareness and promote positive environmental practice. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Caleb Cooper/Released)

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics (N4) Vice Adm. Philip H. Cullom announced the winners and honorable mentions in the 2016 Navy Community Service Environmental Stewardship Flagship Awards, Dec. 20.

The awards program highlights commands and ships that exhibit strong commitment to environmental stewardship via volunteer service projects.

The winners are as follows:

Shore command category:
* Small (under 200 personnel): Naval Aviation Schools Command, Pensacola, Florida
* Medium (200 to 499 personnel): Pacific Missile Range Facility, Hawaii
* Large (500 or more personnel): Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington

Sea command category:
* Medium (200 to 499 personnel): Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23, San Diego
* Large (500 or more personnel): USS Frank Cable (AS 40)

Overseas command category:
* Small (under 200 personnel): Navy Munitions Command, East Asia Division, Guam

Commands receiving honorable mentions include:
* Small shore command: Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Center, Whidbey Island, Washington
* Medium shore command: Afloat Training Group San Diego
* Large shore command: Naval Air Technical Training Center, Pensacola, Florida

Cullom applauded the honorees in a naval message, Dec. 20.

“I extend my congratulations [to the winners] on all of your impressive accomplishments,” said Cullom. “Representing the Navy as dedicated stewards of the environment is crucial as we aspire to be good neighbors, afloat and ashore.”

This year’s winners executed diverse projects such as street, park and beach clean-ups; partnerships with local community and environmental organizations; recycling efforts; water conservation projects; and others.

Commemorative plaques will be awarded to each category winner, and honorable mentions receive a signed certificate from N4.

The Environmental Stewardship Flagship is one of five flagships that comprise the Navy Community Service Program. The four remaining flagships include Personal Excellence Partnership, Project Good Neighbor, Campaign Drug Free, and Health, Safety and Fitness.

For additional information about the Navy’s energy, environment, and climate change initiatives, visit http://greenfleet.dodlive.mil/home/.

For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil, http://www.facebook.com/usnavy, or http://www.twitter.com/usnavy.

For more news from Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/opnavn45/.

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