CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. --
Three installations within Marine Corps Installations East were recognized for their ongoing efforts and commitment to protect and preserve the environment by receiving five Secretary of the Navy Environmental Awards for their work throughout fiscal year 2013.
Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island received an award for their sustainability programs; Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point received an award for their environmental restoration programs; Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune received two awards for their environmental restoration and cultural resources management programs; and Ms. Alicia Filzen, Camp Lejeune’s Quality Recycling Program manager, received an individual award for her support of the installation’s environmental quality programs.
“I am extremely proud of our exceptional environmental teams across Marine Corps Installations East, and their prestigious recognition from the Secretary of the Navy,” said Brig. Gen. Robert F. Castellvi, the commanding general of Marine Corps Installations East – Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. “These noteworthy achievements are a reflection of a command climate and culture, here and throughout the region, that values being good stewards of our environment. Their holistic dedication to our installations across the environmental spectrum will contribute greatly toward preserving our training areas for generations of Marines to come.”
The varied efforts of these three installations brought recognition from the highest office of the United States Navy, and showcased their commitment to the environment and cultural resources.
The complete list of award winners is available in ALNAV 019/14 on www.navy.mil.