Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Caleb Cooper Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Henson, left, and Seaman Samantha Albert pick up trash during Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Maylor Point Trail cleanup April 22 in Oak Harbor.

Navy base gets environmental award

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was named winner of the 2016 Navy Community Service Environmental Stewardship Flagship Award in the “large shore command” category last week.

Vice Adm. Philip H. Cullom, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, announced the winners and honorable mentions for the awards Dec. 20.

The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Center also received an honorable mention in the “small shore command” category.

The yearly competition is open to Navy shore, sea and overseas commands based on number of personnel. The awards program highlights commands and ships that exhibit strong commitment to environmental stewardship via volunteer service projects.

“I extend my congratulations (to the winners) on all of your impressive accomplishments,” said Cullom. “Representing the Navy as dedicated stewards of the environment is crucial as we aspire to be good neighbors, afloat and ashore.”

Examples of winning community service initiatives to promote environmental awareness include implementing recycling programs, organizing educational community outreach events, and participating in environmental clean-ups and beautification projects.

“The award clearly demonstrates the importance that NAS Whidbey Island places on environmental stewardship,” said Cmdr. Steve Richards, NAS Whidbey executive officer.

More in News

Democrat challenges self-described ‘bipartisan’

When it comes to campaigning, state Rep. Norma Smith and her challenger… Continue reading

News-Times wins first for General Excellence

The Whidbey News-Times is generally excellent. The newspaper won a top honor… Continue reading

Not-so-scary Kritters are stars in second Haunted Petting Zoo

This month Island County 4-H’s Kool Kritters will morph into Kreepy Kritters.… Continue reading

Books, brews and trivial pursuits

Something wicked this way comes. Starks, Lannisters, Gryffindors and even Hufflepuffs are… Continue reading

Researcher to discuss Salish Sea people as part of Ebey’s Reserve 40th

As part of a year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of the… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practice scheduled Oct. 15-21

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled to occur at Ault Field… Continue reading

Screaming monkey | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County… Continue reading

It’s all in the family

‘They end up getting all of us, even though they saw only one of us’

Hannold, St. Clair face off for District 3 seat

Island County commissioner candidate Janet St. Clair said that if elected, she’ll… Continue reading

Most Read