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Elmendorf Air Force Base Wins CINC Installation Excellence Award

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced Elmendorf as the Air Force winner for the  2010 Commanders in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence. 

"The men and women of Elmendorf Air Force Base are incredibly proud to receive this prestigious award," said Col. Thomas Bergeson, 3rd Wing commander. "We could not have won this without the outstanding support we receive from PACAF HQ, our major tenant units, and the great Alaskan community.  This award reflects the superb efforts of almost 6000 Arctic Warrior Airmen and our TFI partners from the Alaska Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve.  Together we Fly, Fight and Win!"

The Commanders in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. The five recipients of this highly competitive Presidential award were selected for their exemplary support of Department of Defense missions and succeeded in providing excellent working, housing and recreational conditions. 

Winners from the other services included Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C., Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms in Twentynine Palms,Calif., Naval Base San Diego in  San Diego and the Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna in New Cumberland, Pa.

An awards ceremony honoring the recipients of this year's award will be held May 5 at the Pentagon.

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