ANNUAL SHIP-HELICOPTER SAFETY AWARDS

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REF/A/DOC/CNO/03APR2000// AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST
3590.18F ANNUAL CNO SHIP-HELICOPTER SAFETY AWARDS.//
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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS AND RUNNERS UP
OF THE 2005 SHIP-HELICOPTER SAFETY AWARDS.
A.  WINNERS:
    SHIP                          CATEGORY
    USS CHAFEE (DDG 90)           LAMPS
    HSL 37 DET 1 EMBARKED
    USS PONCE (LPD 15)            AMPHIBIOUS AIR
B.  RUNNERS UP:
    SHIP                          CATEGORY
    USS SHILOH (CG 67)            LAMPS
    HSL 47 DET 3 EMBARKED
2.  USS CHAFEE, WITH HSL 37 DET 1 EMBARKED, AGGRESSIVELY UPHELD THE
HIGHEST STANDARDS OF SHIP-HELICOPTER SAFETY WHILE DEPLOYED TO THE AREAS
OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIRD, FIFTH, AND SEVENTH FLEETS.
MAINTAINING A PERFECT AVIATION SAFETY RECORD, THE SHIP-DET TEAM
COMPLETED 902 FLIGHT HOURS, 40 PERCENT AT NIGHT DURING 211 DAYS OF
UNDERWAY OPERATIONS.  THE CHAFEE/HSL 37 TEAM FULLY EMBRACED OPERATIONAL
RISK MANAGEMENT, INTEGRATING SAFETY PREPAREDNESS INTO EVERY AVIATION
EVOLUTION.  THEY SHARED THEIR KNOWLEDGE WITH THE FLEET THROUGH
SUBMISSION OF MULTIPLE TECHNICAL PUBLICATION CHANGE RECOMMENDATIONS,
SAFETY ARTICLES, AND IDEAS FOR SAFETY POSTERS.
3.  USS PONCE MAINTAINED AN OUTSTANDING AVIATION SAFETY RECORD WHILE
CONDUCTING MORE THAN 800 MISHAP-FREE FLIGHT HOURS DURING DEPLOYMENT TO
THE ARABIAN GULF IN SUPPORT OF THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM.  THE PONCE
TEAM COMPLETED A WIDE RANGE OF OPERATIONS AS THE AFLOAT FORWARD STAGING
BASE IN THE NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF.
4.  WELL DONE TO ALL WINNERS AND RUNNERS UP.
5.  RELEASED BY ADM M. G. MULLEN, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.// BT
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