NAS Whiting Field recognized for environmental excellence

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NAS Whiting Field received the Chief of Naval Operations Environmental award for Environmental Quality, Non-Industrial Installation.

"I am very proud of the great work our Environmental team does every day to ensure we're good stewards and partners in the local area. NAS Whiting Field strives for excellence in promoting best practices in safeguarding our natural resources. Congratulations to the entire team!" NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer, Capt. Paul Bowdich said.

The annual Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Awards Program recognizes Navy ships, installations and people for outstanding performance in promoting environmental stewardship. The program showcases accomplishments in Natural Resources Conservation, Cultural Resources Management, Environment Quality, Sustainability, Environmental Restoration, Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition, and Environmental Planning, according to the website for the Office of the Secretary of the Navy in Washington, DC.

The CNO Environmental Awards are the first of three levels within the DoD competition. All CNO winners advance to the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Environmental Awards competition. Following that level, is the Secretary of Defense level (SECDEF) Environmental Award.

A total of 61 nominations from commands around the world were received in nine award categories.

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