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Nominations for the 2024 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards are due by February 23, 2024, using the guidance issued by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment. Each Military Service and Defense Agency may submit one nomination for each of the five installation and four individual/team award categories listed in the guidance for accomplishments during the period October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2023. The Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards have honored installations, teams, and individuals for their outstanding achievements in Department of Defense environmental programs each year since 1962.

The Department of Defense has announced the winners of the 2023 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. The nine winners chosen from 26 nominations are:

  • Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation:  Camp Ripley, Minnesota Army National Guard
  • Environmental Quality, Industrial Installation:  Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, Florida
  • Environmental Quality, Overseas Installation:  Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
  • Sustainability, Non-Industrial Installation:  Kadena Air Base, Japan
  • Sustainability, Individual/Team:  366th Environmental Management Team, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho
  • Environmental Restoration, Installation:  Naval Base Point Loma, California
  • Cultural Resources Management, Small Installation:  Iowa Army National Guard
  • Cultural Resources Management, Individual/Team:  Cultural Resources Office Team, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
  • Environmental Excellence in Weapon Systems Acquisition, Individual/Team:  Acquisition and Logistics-Heavy Metals Working Group, Washington, D.C.