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Secretary of the Navy Announces Safety Excellence Awards
By Julie A. Van Orden
WASHINGTON - The Secretary of the Navy has selected the 2012 Safety Excellence Award recipients who will be honored at a ceremony July 11 at the Navy Memorial Heritage Center Theater in Washington, D.C.

Each year, the Secretary of the Navy bestows the Safety Excellence Award upon those Navy and Marine Corps commands who achieved exceptional and sustained safety performance during the previous year.

Under Secretary of the Navy Robert O. Work, will present 19 Safety Excellence Awards:
Industrial, Category A - NAVFAC Northwest;
Industrial, Category B - Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF JRMC);
Industrial, Category C - Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow;
Non-Industrial, Category A - Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay;
Non-Industrial, Category B - Naval Air Station Lemoore;
Non-Industrial, Category C - Naval Base Ventura County; Fleet Operational/Fleet Support - Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island;
Large Deck Combatant - USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76);
Surface Combatant - USS Lake Champlain (CG 57);
Amphibious - USS Green Bay (LPD 20);
Submarine - USS Tennessee (SSBN 734);
Auxiliary - USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51); Marine Corps Active Duty Aviation - Marine Attack Squadron 223;
Navy Active Duty Aviation - Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77 "Saberhawks";
Marine Corps Reserve Aviation - Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773;
Navy Reserve Aviation - Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 57 "Conquistadors";
Training Aviation - Training Squadron 10 "Wildcats";
Safety Integration in Acquisition - NAVSEA Shallow Water Combat Submersible Team;
and, the Emerging Center of Excellence - U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), Naval Sea Systems Command, NOSSA, and USFOR-A Systems Safety.

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