April 22, 2014 --
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – Marine Corps Base Hawaii has received environmental awards from both the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Navy for its continued effort and commitment to protecting and preserving the environment.
The Secretary of Defense named MCB Hawaii as the 2014 overall winner for Natural Resources Conservation, Small Installation for its innovative use of limited funding to protect the environment while achieving mission accomplishment. At the Naval Forces level, the Secretary of the Navy recognized MCB Hawaii as the Fiscal Year 2013 winner for both the Natural Resources Conservation, Small Installation, and Environmental Quality, Non-industrial Installation categories.
Regarding the winners of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards, Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, stated, "Their remarkable achievements exemplify the department's continued commitment to sustain mission readiness while cost-effectively addressing environmental issues, thereby increasing efficiencies and supporting the quality of life for service members, their families and local communities.”
The complete list of the Secretary of Defense Environmental award winners is available at http://www.denix.osd.mil/awards/FY13SECDEF.cfm.