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The US Navy (USN) Band of New Orleans entertains students at the Guthrie Center for Excellence High School, located in Houston, Texas (TX). The high-energy group of professional USN Musicians was invited to the school during Navy Week Houston. Sponsored by the Navy Office of Community Outreach, twenty such weeks are planned this year in cities throughout the Country

Doris Johnson and Donald Quidegon, of the sail loft, work on a flag symbolizing the CHIEF of Naval Materials Productivity Excellence Award, which was presented to the shipyard

Artwork: "Committment to Excellence" Artist: Louis A. Taylor, USAF Art Collection

Mr. Ronald Henry, (right) Chairman of the Board of the International Communications Industries Association, presents the Communications Media Award for Excellence to Colonel (COL) James T. Van Orden, Jr., Commander, United States Army Audiovisual Center. The ceremony is taking place at the Pentagon

The General (GEN) William G. Moore Jr. trophy for excellence in combat airlift operations will be awarded to the winner of the VOLANT RODEO '84 tactical airdrop competition

The General (GEN) William G. Moore Jr. trophy for excellence in combat airlift operations will be awarded to the winner of the VOLANT RODEO '84 tactical airdrop competition

The CHIEF of STAFF Army, Supply Excellence Award plaque

Approved insignia for: CHIEF of STAFF Army, Supply Excellence Award

The crew of the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) stand at parade rest during the presentation of the 1984 Batternberg Cup. The award is presented for overall excellence among Surface Fleet Atlantic vessels

Captain Gerald E. Gneckow, Commanding Officer of the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61), right, listens to a discussion between a Navy captain and a distinguished guest. All are attending the presentation ceremony of the 1984 Batterberg Cup to Gneckow and the IOWA. The award is presented for overall excellence among Surface Fleet Atlantic vessels

Distinguished guests attend the presentation of the 1984 Batternberg Cup, the award for overall excellence given to the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61). From left to right are: Commodore Henry H. Mauz Jr., Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group 12; Commodore Robert Owens, Commander, Carrier Group Two, United States Atlantic Fleet; Vice Admiral Joseph Metcalf III, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Surface Warfare; and an unidentified civilian

Admiral Wesley McDonald, Commander in CHIEF, United States Atlantic Fleet, speaks at the presentation of the 1984 Batternberg Cup to the crew of the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61). The award is presented for overall excellence among Surface Fleet Atlantic vessels

Admiral Wesley McDonald, Commander in CHIEF, United States Atlantic Fleet, speaks at the presentation of the 1984 Batternberg Cup to the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61). The ship receiving the award for overall excellence among Surface Fleet Atlantic vessels

Admiral Wesley McDonald, Commander in CHIEF, United States Atlantic Fleet, center, speaks during the presentation of the 1984 Batternberg Cup to the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61). The ship received the award for overall excellence among Surface Fleet Atlantic vessels

Captain Gerald E. Gneckow, Commanding Officer of the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61), center, listens to Admiral Wesley McDonald, Commander in CHIEF, United States Atlantic Fleet; as he presents the 1984 Batterberg Cup to Gneckow and the IOWA. The award is presented for overall excellence among Surface Fleet Atlantic vessels

Deputy Secretary of Defense William H. Taft IV, hosts the Commander in CHIEF Installation Excellence Awards Ceremonies and presents awards to MG James Van Loben Sels, USA, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO; Bg William A. Bloomer, USMC, El Toro Air Station, CA; CAPT Micheal R. Gluse, USM; and MG Peter T. Kempf, USAF, Holloman AFB, NM. Other attending include Under Secretary of the Army James R. Ambrose; Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installation & Logistics, John W. Shannon and LTG Max W. Noah, USA, Comptroller

An aerial port beam view of the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) as crew members form the "Battle E" awards for excellence on the flight deck of the ship

An aerial port beam view of the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) as crew members form the "Battle E" awards for excellence on the flight deck of the ship

A view of the AN/GSC-39 earth terminal's satellite communication receiver. The receiver is operated by the 1961st Communications Group which recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

Sergeant (SGT) James Williams, a member of the 1961st Communications Group, checks the power supply voltage and transmitter output pulse count of the tactical air navigation system. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

An exterior view of the base control tower, home of the 1961st Communications Group. The 1961st recently won the MAJ. GEN. Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) David Bowman, a member of the 1961st Communications Group, uses a soldering iron to repair a circuit board. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

Sergeant (SGT) James Williams, a member of the 1961st Communications Group, checks the power supply voltage and transmitter output pulse count of the tactical air navigation system. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

Ivan Blanco, a member of the 1961st Communications Group mans his duty station in the radar approach control center (RAPCON). The 1961st recently won the MAJ. GEN. Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

A view of the eight-foot parabolic antenna of the AN/FRC-84 microwave radio. The radio is operated by the 1961st Communications Group which was recently won the MAJ. GEN. Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

AIRMAN Mary Joseph, a member of the 1961st Communications Group, mans her station at the Global Command and Control System. The 1961st recently won the MAJ. GEN. Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

Air traffic controllers of the 1961st Communications Group man their duty stations in the base tower. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Kevin Smith of the 1961st Communications Group operates a signal light in the air traffic conrol tower. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

Sergeant (SGT) Michael Fontenot, a member of the 1961st Communications Group and satellite communications maintenanceman, adjusts the noise temperature monitor on an antenna spectrum analyzer. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

Froylan Arao, a civilian member of the 1961st Communications Group, copies Morse Code at a teletype machine at the weather intercept facility. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McCleland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

Edgar Hernandez, a civilian member of the 1961st Communications Group, monitors a telephone switching system. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

Ireneo Libiran, a civilian member of the 1961st Communications Group, works on telephone switching equipment. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Kevin Flickner of the 1961st Communications Group works at a computer terminal in the data automation department. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

A satellite communications maintenanceman of the 1961st Communications Group adjusts the noise temperature monitor on an antenna specrum analyzer. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

Sergeant (SGT) Michael Fontenot, a member of the 1961st Communications Group and satellite communications maintenanceman, adjusts the noise temperature monitor on an antenna spectrum analyzer. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

A silhouetted view of antenna maintenancemen of the 1961st Communications Group inspecting an antenna. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McCleland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

Antenna maintenancemen of the 1961st Communications Group inspect an antenna. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McCleland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

A silhouetted view of antenna maintenancemen of the 1961st Communications Group inspecting an antenna. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

A view of the AN/GSC-39 earth terminal's satellite communication receiver. The receiver is operated by the 1961st Communications Group which recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

Antonio Mannis, a civilian member of the 1961st Communications Group, services telephone switching equipment. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

Edgar Hernandez, a civilian member of the 1961st Communications Group, monitors a telephone switching system. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

Civilian switchboard operators of the 1961st Communications Group man their telephones. The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McCleland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

Members of the 1961st Communications Group man their duty stations in the radar approach control center (RAPCON). The 1961st recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

A view of the AN/GSC-39 earth terminal's satellite communication receiver. The receiver is operated by the 1961st Communications Group which recently won the Major General Harold M. McClelland Award for communications excellence for the third time in five years

Captain (CAPT) Donald M. Lachata, commanding officer, Trident Training Facility (TriTraFac), Bangor; Commander (CDR) Winfield S. Slocum IV, executive officer, TriTraFac; and Lieutenant (LT) Philip T. Re, Personal Excellence Through Cooperative Education (PECE) program coordinator for TriTraFac. congratulate area students who completed the year-long physical education program

Constitution Award of Excellence

During the 7th Signal Command change of command ceremony, Brigadier General (BGEN) Eugene C. Renzi, outgoing commander, is presented"The Governors Salute to Excellence"award from the State of Maryland. BGEN Renzi will also be promoted to major general as

A close-up view of the Commander in CHIEF's Installation Excellence Award presented to the Marines of Cherry Point

Janie Davis food in the galley. The air station Food Service Division has won a Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence for three consecutive years

Cashiers ring out customers in the galley. The air station Food Service Division has won a Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence for three consecutive years

The Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence stands among diners in the center of the galley. The air station Food Service Division has won a Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence for three consecutive years

Cook Tony Opena pours seasoned juice over a pan of green peas. The air station Food Service Division has won a Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence for three consective years

Mess Management SPECIALIST SEAMAN Apprentice (MSSA) Carter refills the salad bar in the galley. The air station Food Service Division has won a Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence for three consecutive years

A worker rinses a basin in the galley. The air station Food Service Division has won a Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence for three consective years

CHIEF Mess Management SPECIALIST (MSC) l'Akingan puts the icing on a cake in the galley. The air station Food Service Division has won a Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence for three consective years

Personnel help themselves on the self-service line in the galley. The air station Food Service Division has won a Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence for three consective years

Dionysio Florita cuts pizza in the galley. The air station Food Service Division has won a Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence for three consective years

Sailors prepare hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill in the galley. The air station Food Service Division has won a Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence for three consective years

Mess Management SPECIALIST SEAMAN Apprentice (MSSN) Shannon Sonnier watches Mess Management SPECIALIST Second Cladd ((MS2) Bill Kuhn check off a list of food stores in the galley. The air station Food Service Division has won a Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence for three consective years

Workers serve food in the galley. The air system Food Service Division has won a CAPT. Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence for three consecutive years

A food worker serves a sandwich in the galley. The air station Food Service Division has won a Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence for three consecutive years

Janie Davis serves chili and rice in the galley. The air station Food Service Division has won a Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence for three consecutive years

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) underway. Members of the reactor department have formed the letter "E" on the flight deck in honor of the department's second reactor excellence award in two years

Members of the reactor department have formed the letter "E" on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) in honor of the department's second reactor excellence award in two years

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) underway. Members of the reactor department have formed the letter "E" on the flight deck in honor of the department's second reactor excellence award in two years

Approved Insignia of the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence

A ground crewman signals a P-3C Update I Orion aircraft of Patrol Squadron 68 (VP-68), the Black Hawk (Blackhawk)s, to a parking space on the tarmac. The aircraft is returning from a training mission, and in the process is completing the 100,000th mishap free flight hour and is the first aviation squadron in the Naval Reserve to achieve this significant milestone. This exceptional safety program was compiled over 24 years, one flight at a time, and has been recognized for excellence by the CHIEF of Naval Operations Safety Award on five occasions during this period

A ground crewman signals a P-3C Update I Orion aircraft of Patrol Squadron 68 (VP-68), the Black Hawk (Blackhawk)s, to a parking space on the tarmac. The aircraft is returning from a training mission, and in the process is completing the 100,000th mishap free flight hour and is the first aviation squadron in the Naval Reserve to achieve this significant milestone. This exceptional safety program was compiled over 24 years, one flight at a time, and has been recognized for excellence by the CHIEF of Naval Operations Safety Award on five occasions during this period

A P-3C I Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron 68 (VP-68), the Black Hawk (Blackhawk)s, lands on the north runway at Andrews from a training flight which completes 100,000 mishap free flight hours. This exceptional safety program was compiled over 24 years, one flight at a time, and has been recognized for excellence by the CHIEF of Naval Operations Safety Award on five occasions during this period. VP-68 is the first aviation squadron in the Naval Reserve to achieve this significant milestone

Right side view of a P-3C Update I Orion aircraft of Patrol Squadron 68 (VP-68), the Black Hawk (Blackhawk)s, in flight over the Naval Air Facility, Washington, D.C. The aircraft is returning from a training mission, and in the process is completing the 100,000th mishap free flight hour and is the first aviation squadron in the Naval Reserve to achieve this significant milestone. This exceptional safety program was compiled over 24 years, one flight at a time, and has been recognized for excellence by the CHIEF of Naval Operations Safety Award on five occasions during this period

COL. Edward J. Atkins, 774th Air Base Group Commander, thanks base personnel for making the "draw down" and closure a success. "RAF Chicksands is the Best of the Best! We have Exited With Excellence."

Troops of the 774th Air Base Group stand tall and proud knowing that they helped "EXIT WITH EXCELLENCE" during the closing ceremony of the 774th ABG inactivation

A front view of the new Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE)

COL. Bruce Brown, Commander of the 15th Air Base Wing, accepts the 1996 Hawaii State Award of Excellence. The 15th Air Base Wing is the first military unit in Hawaii to receive the award and the first Air Force unit to receive a state-level award for excellence

Members of the 81st Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) brief, Installation Excellence Team, members Lieutenant Colonel Walter Smalls (left at counter) and Colonel James Shambo on the emergency call system

Straight on Medium shot of USAF SENIOR AIRMAN Walter Boldish (Right) with his friend Jason Shumway, paralyzed in a diving accident. For some, the Air Force three core values - Integrity, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do - are just words, but not to SRA Boldish. Last year, he promised his friend Jason that he'd never run a marathon until they could do it together. Last Spring, in spite of overwhelming hardships, he kept his promise by pushing Shumway in his wheelchair in the Park City, Utah, marathon

Flag bearers of the "Old Guard" from the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment stand at attention on Summerall Parade Field at Fort Myers, Virginia. The Continental Color Guard (CCG) is the nation's foremost color guard conducting ceremonies, memorial affairs and special events to demonstrate the excellence of the United States Army to the world. The soldiers in the foreground wear traditional Revolutionary War uniforms and carry the flags (pictured from left to right) of the United States of America, United States Army and the 3rd Infantry Division. Soldiers in the background wear the current Dress Blues and hold State Flags from various states

The 99th Services Squadron, Food Services Branch, from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, won the 1998 Air Combat Command Food Service Excellence Competition for the third year in a row

General Charles C. Krulak, 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps, prepares to present an outstanding Marine the "Excalibur" sword of excellence at the Base Theater, Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

General Charles C. Krulak, 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Harold G. Lee presents Sergeant Ryan Benavides the "Excalibur" sword of excellence, for being an outstanding Marine. The presentation was at the Base Theater, Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

A left side front medium close-up shot. Integrity, Service, and Excellence -- AIRMAN Nicole Alfred, from the 47th Security Forces, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, patrols the flightline at Davis Mothan Air Force Base, Arizona, during Roving Sands '99, June 21, 1999. AIRMAN Alfred is temorarily assigned to Davis Mothan Air Force Base, Arizona, to participate in the exercise. AIRMAN Alfred holds a M-16 rifle in her hands as an US Air Force F-15 Eagle is partially seen in the background. Roving Sands is a one-of-a-kind event that is the world's largest Joint Tactical Air Operations exercise. It melds the Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Elements; Air Defense Artillery; and...

US Air Force AIRMAN First Class Jason Harbison, 48th Component Repair Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, installs hydraulic lines into a turbine disc. The 48th CRS propulsion flight is competing for the CHIEF of STAFF Excellence Team Award

US Air Force AIRMAN First Class Anthony Knaus, 48th Component Repair Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, inspects split cases of a core engine module in the propulsion shop. The 48th CRS propulsion flight is competing for the CHIEF of STAFF Excellence Team Award

US Army soldiers assigned to the 559th Quartermaster Battalion participate in the Active Army Field Kitchen contest, one of five categories in the Phillip A. Connelly Competition. This program involves some of the best cooks in today's Army around the world and recognizes excellence in Army Food Service

A US Army 559th Quartermaster Battalion soldier cooks a competition meal during the Phillip A. Connelly Competition. The Phillip A. Connelly program involves more than 75 soldiers around the world and recognizes excellence in Army Food Service

US Army soldiers assigned to the 559th Quartermaster Battalion, serve food to fellow soldiers, while participating in the Active Army Field Kitchen contest, one of five categories in the Phillip A. Connelly Competition. This program involves some of the best cooks in today's Army and recognizes excellence in Army Food Service

General Gregory S. Martin, Commander US Air Forces in Europe, (left), presents STAFF Sergeant Gerardo Garcia, 31st Operations Support Squadron, an award for recognition of excellence, after his step-promotion to Technical Sergeant, at Aviano Air Base, Italy

Coin design for the Deputy Commander for Reserve Affairs, US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) awarded for excellence. Created by Thomas Pattison, CIV, USA

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Gregory S. Martin, commander of USAF in Europe (USAFE), places an excellence streamer on the USAFE organizational flag, at the Ramstein Officers' Club

US Air Force (USAF) Airmen assigned to the 723rd Air Mobility Squadron (AMS), are presented with the Lieutenant General (LGEN) Malcolm B. Armstrong Excellence Award, by USAF General (GEN) John Handy, Commander, US Transportation Command, during a Ceremony held at Ramstein Air Base (AB), Germany. Pictured left-to-right, Technical Sergeant (TSGT) David Langley, STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Kim Gonzalez, SSGT Hugh Arca, and SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Joshua Tidwell

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Cully Joyce, Flutist, The United States Air Forces in Europe Band (USAFE Band), performs a piece during a concert held in Cordenones. The USAFE Band was awarded the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award and numerous Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards for exceptionally meritorious service and high performance standards. As "America's Musical Ambassadors," the USAFE Band uses the international language of music to foster friendship and goodwill wherever they perform

The United States Air Forces in Europe Band (USAFE Band) performs a rendition of a George Gershwin piece during a concert held in Cordenones. The USAFE Band was awarded the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award and numerous Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards for exceptionally meritorious service and high performance standards. As "America's Musical Ambassadors," the USAFE Band uses the international language of music to foster friendship and goodwill wherever they perform

US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Judith Fedder (left), Commander, Lajes Field, Terceira Azores, greets USAF Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Donald Hinkson, Commander, 52nd Communications Squadron, during the inspection for the Installation Excellence Award (IEA) Program conducted at Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany

US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Judith Fedder (left), Commander, Lajes Field, Terceira Azores, receives a briefing from USAF SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Robert Davis, 52nd Communications Squadron, during the inspection for the Installation Excellence Award (IEA) Program conducted at Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany. Finalists in the program are eligible for a million dollar award through the IEA Program

Administrator Christine Todd Whitman at Clean Air Excellence Awards, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC [412-APD-A127-clean_air.jpg]

Administrator Christine Todd Whitman at Clean Air Excellence Awards, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC [412-APD-A127-DSC_0082.JPG]

Administrator Christine Todd Whitman at Clean Air Excellence Awards, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC [412-APD-A127-DSC_0097.JPG]

Administrator Christine Todd Whitman at Clean Air Excellence Awards, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC [412-APD-A127-DSC_0036.JPG]

Administrator Christine Todd Whitman at Clean Air Excellence Awards, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC [412-APD-A127-DSC_0090.JPG]

Administrator Christine Todd Whitman at Clean Air Excellence Awards, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC [412-APD-A127-DSC_0005.JPG]