JOINT BASE LEWIS--MCCHORD, Wash. -- Two 404th Army Field Support Brigade entities received first-place awards at the major command level in this year's Department of the Army's Safety Award Program in separate ceremonies here March 9.

Col. Peter J. Crandall, commander, 404th AFSB, recognized the Logistics Readiness Center--Joint Base Lewis--McChord (Washington) Installation Maintenance Division, with the Army Industrial Operations Safety Award and the JBLM Ammo Supply Point with the Army Excellence in Explosive Safety Award from the U.S. Army Sustainment Command.

The 404th AFSB is under the U.S. Army Sustainment Command headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, which reports to U.S. Army Materiel Command headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is a two-star command led by Maj. Gen. Duane A. Gamble. The U.S. Army Materiel Command is a four-star command headed by Gen. Gustave "Gus" Perna.

U.S. Army Materiel Command conducted safety inspections at each of its direct reporting units, depots, and arsenals in the United States and around the globe. Entities were evaluated in areas such as safety planning accident prevention, training, ergonomics, accident frequency rate, and risk mitigation implementation.

"These awards are all about a culture of safety and excellence," Crandall said. "Just by competing, our units get better."

Logistics Readiness Center--JBLM's award highlights its continuing success, having earned the Army Safety Excellence Streamer every year since 2015. In addition, their subsidiary, the JBLM IMD, is the only organization in U.S. Army Sustainment Command to attain and maintain Occupational Safety Protection Program Star Status.