CY-07 ANNUAL SHIP-HELICOPTER SAFETY AWARDS

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SUBJ/CY-07 ANNUAL SHIP-HELICOPTER SAFETY AWARDS// 


REF/A/DOC/CNO/03APR2000// AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 3590.18F, ANNUAL CNO 
SHIP-HELICOPTER SAFETY AWARDS.// POC/M. MULLEN/CDR/OPNAV N86/LOC: 
WASHINGTON DC/TEL: (703)604-7626/
TEL: DSN: 664-7626//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS AND RUNNERS UP 
FOR THE 2007 SHIP-HELICOPTER SAFETY AWARDS.
    A.  WINNERS:
        SHIP                                 CATEGORY
        USS JAMES E WILLIAMS (DDG 95)        LAMPS MK III
        HSL 44 DET 9 EMBARKED
        USS DUBUQUE (LPD 8)                  AMPHIBIOUS AIR
    B.  RUNNERS UP:
        SHIP                                 CATEGORY
        USS PREBLE (DDG 88)                  LAMPS MK III
        HSL 45 DET 1 EMBARKED
        USS JUNEAU (LPD 10)                  AMPHIBIOUS AIR
2.  USS JAMES E WILLIAMS, WITH HSL 44 DET 9 EMBARKED, AGGRESSIVELY 
UPHELD THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF SHIP-HELICOPTER SAFETY DURING CALENDAR 
YEAR 2007 BY MAINTAINING A PERFECT AVIATION SAFETY RECORD DURING 206 
DAYS OF UNDERWAY OPERATIONS AND COMPLETING 1,126 FLIGHT HOURS, OF WHICH 
37 PERCENT WERE AT NIGHT.  THE USS JAMES E WILLIAMS/ HSL 44 TEAM FULLY 
EMBRACED OPERATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT AND INTEGRATED SAFETY PREPAREDNESS 
INTO EVERY AVIATION EVOLUTION.  THEY SHARED THEIR KNOWLEDGE WITH THE 
FLEET THROUGH SUBMISSION OF TECHNICAL PUBLICATION DISCREPANCY REPORTS, 
AND TEN SAFETY ARTICLES TO APPROACH MAGAZINE.
3.  USS DUBUQUE MAINTAINED AN OUTSTANDING AVIATION SAFETY RECORD WHILE 
CONDUCTING MORE THAN 211 MISHAP-FREE FLIGHT HOURS DURING DEPLOYMENT IN 
THIRD, FIFTH, AND SEVENTH FLEETS AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY DURING 
CALENDAR YEAR 2007, USS DUBUQUE CONDUCTED 1,009 DAY LANDINGS,
578 NIGHT LANDINGS, TRANSFERRED 486 PASSENGERS, AND TRANSFERRED 128 
TONS OF CARGO.  OF PARTICULAR NOTE, THIS IS DUBUQUE'S SECOND 
CONSECUTIVE AWARD.
4.  WELL DONE TO BOTH WINNERS AND RUNNERS UP.
5.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL G. ROUGHEAD, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.// 
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