BRAVO ZULU

By | April 29, 2013

R 291631Z APR 13
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SUBJ/BRAVO ZULU//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  IT IS MY SINCERE PLEASURE TO CONGRATULATE THE RECIPIENTS OF THE CALENDAR YEAR 2012 CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (CNO) AVIATION SAFETY AWARDS.  THESE AWARDS SYMBOLIZE OPERATIONAL PROWESS AND AN EXCEPTIONAL COMMITMENT TO AVIATION SAFETY.  THROUGH PROACTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT, EFFECTIVE SAFETY POLICIES, ENGAGED LEADERSHIP AND DEDICATION TO IMPROVING THE AVIATION SAFETY PROGRAM, THESE ORGANIZATIONS HAVE ACHIEVED SUPERIOR RESULTS IN THE PRESERVATION OF ASSETS AND LIVES.  PARTICULARLY NOTEWORTHY ARE THE UNITS THAT ARE CONSECUTIVE RECIPIENTS OF THIS AWARD.
2.  THE FOLLOWING UNITS RECEIVED THE CNO AVIATION SAFETY AWARD.
A.  FROM MARINE FORCES COMMAND:
HMLA-467
HMH-461
HMH-464
VMA-231
VMAQ-1 (SIXTH CONSECUTIVE AWARD)
VMFA-122 (SECOND CONSECUTIVE AWARD)
VMFA-533
VMM-365
VMMT-204
B.  FROM MARINE FORCES PACIFIC:
HMH-463 (FOURTH CONSECUTIVE AWARD)
HMLA-267 (SECOND CONSECUTIVE AWARD)
HMLAT-303
HMM-268
HMM-364
VMFA(AW)-225 (SECOND CONSECUTIVE AWARD)
VMFA-314
VMGR-152 (SECOND CONSECUTIVE AWARD)
VMGR-352 (SECOND CONSECUTIVE AWARD)
VMM-161
VMM-265
C.  FROM MARINE CORPS INSTALLATIONS EAST:
VMR-1 (SECOND CONSECUTIVE AWARD)
D.  FROM MARINE CORPS INSTALLATIONS PACIFIC
MCAS KANEOHE BAY (SECOND CONSECUTIVE AWARD)
E.  FROM MARINE FORCES RESERVE
HMLA-773 (SIXTH CONSECUTIVE AWARD)
HMH-772 (FOURTH CONSECUTIVE AWARD)
VMGR-234
VMR DETACHMENT ANDREWS (FIFTH CONSECUTIVE AWARD)
VMR DETACHMENT BELLE CHASSE (THIRD CONSECUTIVE AWARD)
3.  I ALSO TAKE GREAT PLEASURE IN CONGRATULATING THE USS MAKIN ISLAND AND THE 11TH MEU AS RECIPIENTS OF THE ADMIRAL FLATLEY MEMORIAL AWARD.  THIS AWARD IS GIVEN ANNUALLY TO THE LHA/LHD WITH AN EMBARKED MAGTF WHOSE SAFETY RECORD SURPASSES ALL OTHER COMPETITORS.  THE NAVY-MARINE CORPS TEAM EFFORT TO EARN THIS ACCOLADE SET THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF OPERATIONAL READINESS THROUGH SAFETY.
4.  THE MARINE CORPS REMAINS UNWAVERING IN ITS COMMITMENT TO A CONSTANT POSTURE OF READINESS.  WITH OPERATIONS PERPETUALLY ONGOING ACROSS THE GLOBE AND DURING THIS TIME OF TRANSITION IN OUR FORCE, NEVER HAS IT BEEN MORE IMPORTANT TO REMAIN VIGILANT IN UPHOLDING THE UNCOMPROMISING DEDICATION TO SAFE OPERATIONS THAT ALLOW OUR AVIATION ASSETS TO BE EFFECTIVE FORCE MULTIPLIERS FROM SHIP OR SHORE.  EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENTS IN AVIATION SAFETY ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF SUPERB LEADERSHIP AND IMPROVED SAFETY PROCESSES EXECUTED AT ALL LEVELS.  EACH AND EVERY MARINE, SAILOR, AND CIVILIAN WHO SUPPORTS MARINE AVIATION IS VITALLY IMPORTANT TO ELIMINATING MISHAPS AND ENSURING WE REMAIN AMERICA'S EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IN READINESS.
5.  CONGRATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE.  SEMPER FIDELIS.  JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//