MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER, TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. --
The Combat Center was named the top Marine Corps installation in two environmental awards program categories in the Fiscal Year 2010 Secretary of the Navy Environmental Awards competition, according to a Navy release March. 23, 2011.
The Combat Center was the best in Sustainability in both the Team and Non-Industrial Installation categories.
The installation received the awards as a result of the NREA team’s effective implementation and management of pollution prevention, range sustainment, greenhouse gases, and high performance energy programs, and others, designed to meet or exceed installation and federal sustainability goals, said Maj. William M. Rowley, director of the Combat Center’s Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Division.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus commended the winners in a Navy press release.
"Your impressive accomplishments and steadfast dedication to a greener future are exactly what's important in the Navy and Marine Corps leadership teams," said Mabus.
Rowley said his staff and other installation stakeholders are proud and pleased to receive the awards on behalf of the Combat Center. The NREA team has and will continue to strive to integrate effective environmental stewardship with the Combat Center's mission of relevant combined arms training, said the Verdi, Nev., native.
The Combat Center NREA team will be honored during the annual awards ceremony at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., June 7, 2011.