Commands at JBPHH among award recipients

Ed Barker

Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Public Affairs

Twelve commands, including two located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, were recognized for community service excellence Jan. 9. Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced the Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship Awards for calendar year 2017, as detailed in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 004/18.

In the shore command category, the small command award recipient is Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific, Pearl Harbor. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam received an honorable mention for large commands.

The Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship Awards are managed by NETC as the flag sponsor, and executed by the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC). Winners are recognized for having the best overall community service programs teaching and encouraging individuals, especially youth, to lead active lives.

“The Navy’s Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship Award program promotes positive lifestyles through command partnerships with schools and communities,” said Capt. Kertreck Brooks, NETPDC commanding officer. “Every day, thousands of Sailors are out in the community, around the world, promoting health and fitness by educating and setting a good example for kids to emulate.”

According to Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, NETC commander, devoting the time to improve health, safety, and fitness in the community is time well-spent by commands and sows the seeds of great rewards.

“This program re-enforces the Navy’s commitment and support to our surrounding communities,” Cozad said. “Continuing partnerships and positive leadership make a significant difference in the quality of lives for our Sailors and in those lives they touch.”

Other 2017 Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship Award recipients by category are:

Shore command category

• Small honorable mention: Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit, Lemoore, California.

• Medium recipient: Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.

• Medium honorable mention: Navy Medicine Professional Development Center, Bethesda, Maryland.

• Large recipient: Naval Air Technical Training Center, Pensacola, Florida.

• Large honorable mention Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.

Overseas category

• Small recipient: Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Unit 1, Guam

• Large recipient: U.S. Naval Hospital, Naples, Italy

• Large honorable mention: U.S. Naval Hospital, Guam

Sea category

• Medium recipient: Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23, San Diego

• Large recipient: U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Port Hueneme, Calif.

• Large honorable mention: USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Norfolk, Virginia.

For more news from the center, visit www.navy.mil/local/NETPDTC/.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • RSS

Category: News