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DoD announces 2022 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award winners > Air Force > Article Display

Teams from Shaw Air Force BaseSouth Carolina Wright-Patterson AFBOhio, and Robins AFBGeorgia and Georgia were the recipients of the 2022 grant Secretary of Defense Environmental AwardsApril 22, 2022.

Since 1962, installations have been located all over the Department of DefenseRecognized for their exceptional achievements in innovative, cost-effective environmental management strategies that effectively support mission readiness.

“Projecting air and space power around the globe requires the Department of the Air Force to remain good stewards of the natural resources we depend on to build and sustain the combat capabilities our nation needs,” said Edwin OshibaActing assistant secretary of Air Force Energy, Installations and Environment.

The Department of the Air Force winners include:

2022 Environmental Quality: Shaw AFB
The base installed data acquisition and supervisory controls to continuously monitor the production and treatment of six drinking wells that provide water for 10,000 Airmen, civilians, and dependents.

2022 Environmental Quality, Individual and Team: Air Force Radioactive and Recycling Disposal Team at Wright-Patterson AFB
The team provided 215 man-days support for radioactive materials management and disposal actions at numerous U.S. Air Force installation in the continental United States. They provided a variety of services that reduced contract costs by $1.2 Million. This resulted in more than 123,000 pounds of radioactive waste being disposed and 65,000 radioactive material items being recycled.

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2022 Environmental Excellence in Weapon Systems Acquisition, Individual or Team: C130 Program Office and Support Team, Robins AFB
The C-130 Team’s six-year project to evaluate non-chromate corrosion inhibiting sealants resulted in the implementation of three alternatives. This reduces the risk of exposure for workers to a carcinogen, eliminates 13.500 pounds of chromate annually, and saves $253,024 each year for the C-130 manufacturing line.

“We’re proud of the accomplishments exemplified by our three Secretary of Defense Environmental award winners, but know they represent a much larger team of Total Force Airmen and Guardians dedicated to preserving the environment in which we operate each and every day,” Oshiba said.

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