PA, IL National Guard among Army's top environmental performers 
Cathy Kropp - U.S. Army Environmental Command 

Today the Army announced the winners of the Fiscal Year 2011 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program.

The Pennsylvania Army National Guard won the cultural resources management category, while the Illinois Army National Guard took the natural resources conservation small installation award.

Scranton Army Ammunition Plant won the sustainability award for an industrial installation and the Stryker Brigade Combat Team won the Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition team award.

The other five awards were won by U.S. Army Installation Command garrisons and teams. Fort Hood won both the team and installation awards in the environmental quality category.

Fort Stewart took the installation award in the environmental restoration category, while Fort A.P. Hill captured the team award. The U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii won the natural resources conservation team award for the accomplishments of its Oahu Natural Resources Program Team.

Each year, the Army recognizes and rewards excellence for the development, management and transferability of environmental programs that increase environmental quality, enhance the mission and help make the Army sustainable.

These winners will go on to compete in the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Program. That competition will be held later this year with awards presented in a Pentagon ceremony in June.

1/31/2012 

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