LIVORNO, Italy - Department of Defense Information Station Livorno, 509th Signal Battalion, and 2nd Signal Brigade (US) received the fiscal year 2017 Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) facility of the year award for the Category I small transmission facility, April 20.

This is the first year the Livorno station has won this category against 13 other small transmission facilities in the European area of operations.

Colonel Andrew McClelland, commander, Defense Information Systems Agency Europe, presented the plaque to Lt. Col. Michael Reeder, commander, 509th Sig. Bn., whose leadership and dedication were paramount to 509th receiving the award.

DoDIN Station Livorno personnel provide mission support for critical command, control, communications, computers and information management services for U.S. Army Garrison Italy, Army Field Support Bn.-Africa; 66th Military Intelligence; 839th Transportation Bn., and all other tenant organizations located on Camp Darby and Leghorn Army Depot.

McClelland thanked military and civilian personnel present for all of their hard work and dedication, and reminded everyone how significant receiving this award is. In 2016, DoDIN Station Livorno was selected as runner-up facility of the year for Category I.