HEIDELBERG, Germany - Officials announced today the Installation Management Command-Europe nominations for the Secretary of the Army 2010 Quality of Life Awards.

*Superior Quality of Life Award - Large Unit
U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden for its Comprehensive Community Fitness program that promotes readiness and well-being

*Superior Quality of Life Award - Medium Unit
U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg for its creation of a new process using an existing customer feedback system, Interactive Customer Evaluation, to increase the number of Army Family Action Plan submissions

*Superior Quality of Life Award - Small Unit
U.S. Army Garrison Brussels for its comprehensive Summer Hire Program initiative which includes training for supervisors of summer hires, a physical fitness component and professional development sessions for the summer hires

*Quality of Life Partnership Award
U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden for a partnership with the Hessian State Archaeology Agency to preserve Roman ruins and integrate the ruins into new housing area construction plans

*Quality of Life Communication Excellence Award
U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart for establishment of a comprehensive and dynamic plan for communicating critical information to families who lost their personal household goods in a warehouse fire

*Quality of Life Command Team Award
U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart for direct, proactive, and highly effective leadership after the household goods warehouse fire

*Quality of Life Best Practice Award
U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels for developing the Stress Management Physical Training program to bring stress management, suicide prevention, and parenting program information to the Soldiers in fun and innovative ways

*Quality of Life Best Practice Award
U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden for its Customer Service Awards program which celebrates excellence in customer service

"The Quality of Life awards recognize garrisons that have taken extraordinary initiatives to improve the quality of life of Soldiers, civilian employees and their families and give garrisons the opportunity to share their successes and best practices with other Army organizations," said David West, IMCOM-E Operations Division.

Nominees compete in a series of competitions. IMCOM-E nominees will compete against U.S. Army garrisons worldwide at Installation Management Command in San Antonio, Texas. Winners in that competition will be forwarded to the Office of the Secretary of the Army.