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Navy in Hawai‘i Recognized for Top Energy Awards

August 6, 2018, 3:02 PM HST (Updated August 6, 2018, 3:02 PM)
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The U.S. Navy reports that four Hawai‘i-based Navy commands were winners of the Secretary of the Navy (SEC NAV) Energy Awards program, it was announced last week on Thursday, Aug. 2, in Washington D.C.

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) won the Department of the Navy Energy Excellence Award for Fiscal Year 2018 in the large shore command category along with several other commands in different categories.

PEARL HARBOR (June 4, 2018) The guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) returns from deployment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. O’Kane is returning from an independent deployment to the Western Pacific in support of theatre operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Holly L. Herline)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77), homeported at JBPHH, was selected as the top surface combatant ship for Surface Combatant medium/large category in energy excellence.

In addition to the SECNAV award winners, two other Hawaii commands achieved the gold level, indicating an excellent energy program.  The Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Barking Sands, on Kauai and the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) at JBPHH were recognized.

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In a message of congratulations, the Honorable Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of Navy, said, “Improving the energy resiliency and security of our operating forces and our installations remains a top priority and I look forward to all your future accomplishments in support of this critical program. Bravo Zulu!”

The Department of the Navy’s (DON) Energy Excellence Awards program promotes excellence in the areas of energy security, new technology, innovation, program management, and efficiency across the DON.  This year’s submissions reflect the hard work and dedication of leaders across the Department that recognize the importance of energy security and its influence on readiness, lethality and modernization.

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