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 A WARDS// POC/J. HARNDEN/CDR/OPNAV N86/LOC: 
WASHINGTON DC/TEL: (703)
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1.  I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP OF THE 2006 
SHIP-HELICOPTER SAFETY AWARDS. 
    A.  WINNERS:
        SHIP                            CATEGORY
        USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55)          LAMPS
        HSL 48 DET 2 EMBARKED
        USS DUBUQUE (LPD 8)             AMPHIBIOUS AIR
    B.  RUNNERS UP:
        SHIP                            CATEGORY
        USS HOWARD (DDG 83)             LAMPS
        HSL 49 DET 3 EMBARKED
        USS PONCE (LPD 15)              AMPHIBIOUS AIR
2.  USS LEYTE GULF, WITH HSL 48 DET 2 EMBARKED, AGGRESSIVELY UPHELD THE 
HIGHEST STANDARDS OF SHIP-HELICOPTER SAFETY DURING CALENDAR YEAR 2006 
BY MAINTAINING A PERFECT AVIATION SAFETY RECORD DURING 208 DAYS OF 
UNDERWAY OPERATIONS AND COMPLETING
978 FLIGHT HOURS, OF WHICH 39 PERCENT WERE AT NIGHT.  TH E USS LEYTE 
GULF/HSL 48 TEAM FULLY EMBRACED OPERATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT AND 
INTEGRATED SAFETY PREPAREDNESS INTO EVERY AVIATION EVOLUTION.  THEY 
SHARED THEIR KNOWLEDGE WITH THE FLEET THROUGH SUBMISSION OF HAZREPS, 
LESSONS LEARNED MESSAGES, AND 200 PUBLICATION CHANGE REQUESTS.
3.  USS DUBUQUE MAINTAINED AN OUTSTANDING AVIATION SAFETY RECORD WHILE 
CONDUCTING MORE THAN 340 MISHAP-FREE FLIGHT HOURS DURING DEPLOYMENT IN 
THE THIRD, FIFTH, AND SEVENTH FLEET AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY.  DURING 
CALENDAR YEAR 2006, USS DUBUQUE CONDUCTED
554 DAY LANDINGS, 695 NIGHT LANDINGS, TRANSFERRED 1,350 PASSENGERS, AND 
80 TONS OF CARGO.
4.  WELL DONE TO ALL WINNERS AND RUNNERS UP.
5.  RELEASED BY ADM G. ROUGHEAD, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.// 

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