EPA Regional Programs


Apr. 22, 2016
DoD Announces Winners of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards
The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the winners of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. Each year since 1962, the Secretary of Defense has recognized individuals, teams, and installations for their outstanding achievements and innovative work protecting the environment while sustaining mission readiness. Military Services and Defense Agencies may submit one nomination for each of the nine award categories. A diverse panel of judges representing federal and state agencies, academia, and the private sector select the winners.

The nine winners chosen from the 30 nominations are:

  • Natural Resources Conservation, Small Installation:  Camp Dawson Army Training Site, West Virginia Army National Guard
  • Natural Resources Conservation, Individual/Team:  Fort McCoy Natural Resources Branch, Wisconsin
  • Environmental Quality, Non-Industrial Installation:  Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California
  • Environmental Quality, Individual/Team:  Eglin Air Force Base Environmental Quality Team, Florida
  • Sustainability, Industrial Installation:  Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, Florida
  • Environmental Restoration, Installation:  Beale Air Force Base, California
  • Environmental Restoration, Individual/Team:  Vieques Environmental Restoration Program Team, Puerto Rico
  • Cultural Resources Management, Large Installation:  White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
  • Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition, Large Program:  KC-46 Program Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Team, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

The full press release is available here.


For more information on the 2016 winners and honorable mentions, please visit the Awards website.

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