By Cathy Kropp (USAEC)March 1, 2016
Five Army installations, three teams and one joint program office earned recognition from Army leaders as winners of the Secretary of the Army's Environmental Awards program for fiscal year 2015.
These awards recognize excellence in natural resources conservation, cultural resources preservation, Army land restoration, sustainability, waste reduction, and pollution prevention.
This year's winners include:
West Virginia Army National Guard's Camp Dawson - Natural Resources Conservation, Small Installation
White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico - Cultural Resources Management, Installation
Fort Hood, Texas - Environmental Quality, Non-industrial Installation
Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pennsylvania - Sustainability, Industrial Installation
Florida Army National Guard's Camp Blanding - Environmental Restoration, Installation
Fort McCoy, Wisconsin - Natural Resources Conservation, Team
U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, Korea - Environmental Quality, Team
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington - Environmental Restoration, Team
Joint Program Office, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Working Group - Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition - Large Program
Runners up include: Michigan Army National Guard's Fort Custer (Natural Resources Conservation); Missouri Army National Guard (Cultural Resources Management); Maine Army National Guard (Environmental Quality, Non-industrial Installation); North Carolina Army National Guard (Sustainability, Industrial Installation); White Sands Missile Range (Natural Resources Conservation Team); Kentucky Army National Guard (Environmental Quality Team); and John Keiser, Jacksonville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Environmental Restoration, Individual).
The Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards represent the highest honor in the field of environmental science bestowed by the Army.