By Cathy Kropp (US Army Environmental Command)January 27, 2012
Today the Army announced the winners of the Fiscal Year 2011 Secretary of
the Army Environmental Awards Program.
The Pennsylvania Army National Guard won the cultural resources management
category, while the Illinois Army National Guard took the natural resources
conservation small installation award.
Scranton Army Ammunition Plant won the sustainability award for an
industrial installation and the Stryker Brigade Combat Team won the
Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition team award.
The other five awards were won by U.S. Army Installation Command garrisons
and teams. Fort Hood won both the team and installation awards in the
environmental quality category.
Fort Stewart took the installation award in the environmental restoration
category, while Fort A.P. Hill captured the team award. The U.S. Army Garrison
Hawaii won the natural resources conservation team award for the
accomplishments of its Oahu Natural Resources Program Team.
Each year, the Army recognizes and rewards excellence for the development,
management and transferability of environmental programs that increase
environmental quality, enhance the mission and help make the Army
These winners will go on to compete in the Secretary of Defense
Environmental Awards Program. That competition will be held later this year
with awards presented in a Pentagon ceremony in June.