Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., earned the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence in Washington May 2 for its quality in total installation management.
The combat center was one of five military installations, one from each branch of service, to receive the award.
“It is with great pleasure that I congratulate the Marines, sailors and civilian Marines of Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California,” stated the assistant deputy commandant of Installations and Logistics Maj. Gen. James A. Kessler in Marine Administrative Message 278/12.
MCAGCC Twentynine Palms was selected based on its overall excellence in installation management, award-winning accomplishments in environmental stewardship, public safety, energy management, family support and superb quality of life programs.
The base sustained excellence in a wide range of base support functions. Its community relations exemplified the commitment shared by all Marines, sailors and civilians aboard the base.
The base will receive an inscribed trophy, an installation excellence flag, a congratulatory letter signed by the president of the United States and a monetary incentive bonus authorized by the commandant of the Marine Corps.
Runners up for the award were: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.
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