NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash., -- NAS Whidbey Island was one of five top five military installations selected for the 2016 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence in an announcement made by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.
Last December, Commander, Navy Installations Command selected NAS Whidbey Island as its number one nomination to DOD for this award due to their innovative efforts in operations and maintenance.
“I am extremely proud to be part of this great organization, and am amazed daily at what we accomplish as a team,” said Capt. Geoff Moore, who assumed command of the air station in February 2016 from Capt. Michael Nortier, who is named in the award honors.
“It is also important to acknowledge the contributions of Navy Region Northwest and Team Whidbey,” Moore said. “The integration of our tenants and region personnel into our work force, plus the great support from our community partners truly makes this an honor we can all join together and celebrate.”
Other military installation recipients honored were: U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell, Ky., Commander: Colonel James R. Salome; Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Commander: Colonel Sekou S. Karega; Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany Commander: Colonel Joseph D. McFall; Defense Supply Center Richmond, Va., Commander: Brigadier General Allan E. Day.
The five recipients of this highly competitive presidential award were selected for their exemplary support of Department of Defense missions. Excellent installations enable better mission performance and enhance the quality of life for military men and women and their families. Each winning installation succeeded in providing excellent working, housing, and recreational conditions.
Each winning installation will receive a commemorative commander in chief's award trophy and flag and a congratulatory letter from the president.