NBC Wins Regional 2012 Installation Excellence Award

Last Updated : 11/7/2011 11:02:38 AM


NBC Wins Regional 2012 Installation Excellence Award

Coronado, Calif. -- Commander, Navy Region Southwest has selected Naval Base Coronado (NBC) as its large installation nomination for the 2012 Installation Excellence Award to Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC).

"We are very proud to be the Region Southwest's nominee for the CNIC Installation Excellence Award," said Naval Base Coronado Commanding Officer Capt. Yancy Lindsey. "I believe it confirms the tremendous efforts of the over 26,000 military and civilian personnel here at Naval Base Coronado each and every day."

The competition was tough with all ten Region Southwest Installations submitting a short summary describing what the base has done in the last year in several categories, such as operations support, quality of life, community relations and environmental stewardship.

"The packages reviewed this year were outstanding and it was an exceptionally close competition.  I applaud everyone's professionalism and dedication to Fleet, Fighter and Family which was evident by the superb packages submitted," said Rear Adm. William D. French, commander, Navy Region Southwest.

Some highlights from Naval Base Coronado's submission included:

* Air Operations at Naval Air Station North Island, Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island and Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach collectively provided around-the-clock support for Pacific Fleet forces, logging over 460,000 operational sorties. 

* During 2011, NBC awarded and executed over $300M in Military Construction (MILCON) and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) projects to meet the operational objectives of Navy Special Warfare Forces, Naval Air Forces, and Naval Surface Forces; over $18M in projects to recapitalize or modernize mission sustaining facilities and $200M to improve and enhance quality of life facilities.

* Distribution of over $6M in tuition assistance to more than 3,500 Sailors enrolled in over 9,000 college courses.

* In 2011, NBC executed over $12M in renewable energy, water conservation and energy efficiency projects estimated to save $2.6M annually.  For 2012 and beyond, energy reduction projects are estimated to save $1.2M annually.

* Hosted several electronic waste recycling events, diverting over 54 tons of computers, printers, telephones and fax machines from area landfills.

* The second highest concentration of federally listed species on a DoN installation and the fourth highest concentration on a DoD installation.
* Planned and executed a Centennial of Naval Aviation kick-off celebration and Naval Air Station North Island Open House drawing a crowd of over 70,000 with over 200,000 in the San Diego bay area.  The day-long event included ship tours; 75 static aircraft; 189 aircraft parade of flight; and concluded with a 35 aircraft CVW-9 formation flyover.

* Completion of three Child Development Centers (CDC) to accommodate nearly 400 children on the base waiting list. New facilities include a $5M "First Five" funded 112-child; a $10M combined MILCON project for a 142-child CDC; a $2M ARRA funded 24/7 CDC; and 112-child CDC at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado.

The winner of the CNIC Installation Excellence Award will be nominated for the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence, which will be announced in the summer of 2012.

"Our mission is to provide the highest quality logistical support and quality of life services to U.S. Navy operating forces," said Lindsey.  "NBC has a long history of serving as a home base for Naval Aviation, Navy SEALS, Fleet Sailors, and their families, and is home to eight major air, surface, special warfare and training commands; two aircraft carriers; 16 helicopter squadrons; two fixed wing squadrons; and more than 120 other military units and commands.  NBC will continue to support the Fleet's requirements on land, at sea and in the air while maintaining valuable, productive relationships with its local communities!"




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