CALENDAR YEAR 2008 ANNUAL SHIP-HELICOPTER SAFETY AWARDS

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ZNR UUUUU ZUI RUEWMCE0709 1910333
R 100325Z JUL 09
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NAVADMIN 201/09
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SUBJ/CALENDAR YEAR 2008 ANNUAL SHIP-HELICOPTER SAFETY AWARDS// 


REF/A/DOC/CNO/03APR2000//
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 3590.18F, ANNUAL CNO SHIP-HELICOPTER SAFETY
AWARDS.// 
POC/L. BOTICARIO/CAPT/OPNAV N86/LOC:WASHINGTON DC/TEL:(703)
692-4630 /TEL:DSN:222-4630// 
RMKS/1.  I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS AND RUNNERS UP OF THE 
2008 SHIP-HELICOPTER SAFETY AWARDS.
    A. WINNERS:
       SHIP                                CATEGORY
       USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG 62)        LAMPS MK III
       HSL-49 DET 4 EMBARKED
       USS DENVER (LPD 9)                  AMPHIBIOUS AIR
    B. RUNNERS UP:
       SHIP                                CATEGORY
       USS DE WERT (FFG 45)                LAMPS MK III
       HSL-46 DET 1 EMBARKED
       USS MESA VERDE (LPD 19)             AMPHIBIOUS AIR
2.  USS CHANCELLORSVILLE, WITH HSL 49 DET 4 EMBARKED, PERFORMED
BRILLIANTLY DURING A 190 DAY WESTERN PACIFIC AND CENTRAL COMMAND 
DEPLOYMENT.  SPECIFICALLY, USS CHANCELLORSVILLE COMPLETED A WIDE ARRAY
OF TASKING RANGING FROM HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER RELIEF IN
THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILLIPINES TO OPERATIONAL TASKING IN SUPPORT OF 
OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND SEVENTH FLEET MARITIME SECURITY.  TO
ACCOMPLISH THIS MULTITUDE OF TASKINGS, USS CHANCELLORSVILLE CONDUCTED
677 DAY LANDINGS, 710 NIGHT LANDINGS, TRANSFERRED 172 PASSENGERS, AND 
COMPLETED 147 TASKED OPERATIONAL FLIGHTS WITHOUT INCIDENT.  USS
CHANCELLORSVILLE ALSO SHARED THEIR KNOWLEDGE WITH THE FLEET THROUGH THE
SUBMISSION OF NUMEROUS HAZARD REPORTS, LESSONS LEARNED, AND SAFETY 
RELATED ARTICLES FOR PUBLICATION.
3.  USS DENVER MAINTAINED AN OUTSTANDING AVIATION SAFETY RECORD WHILE 
CONDUCTING MORE THAN 304 MISHAP-FREE FLIGHT HOURS WHILE FORWARD 
DEPLOYED IN THE SEVENTH FLEET AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY.  DURING CALENDAR 
YEAR 2008, USS DENVER CONDUCTED 1,163 DAY LANDINGS, 240 NIGHT LANDINGS, 
TRANSFERRED 1,013 PASSENGERS, AND TRANSFERRED 372 TONS OF CARGO.  USS 
DENVER ALSO HEIGHTENED FLEET AWARENESS THROUGH THE SUBMISSION OF 
LESSONS LEARNED AND SAFETY RELATED ARTICLES.
4.  WELL DONE TO ALL WINNERS AND RUNNERS UP.
5.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL G. ROUGHEAD, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.// 
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