SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARD WINNER

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REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/181639ZJAN12//NARR/NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 020/12 
ANNOUNCING THE SECDEF MAINTENANCE AWARDS NOMINATIONS AND REF  B IS NAVADMIN 
021/12 ANNOUNCING THE ROBERT T. MASON AWARD  NOMINATIONS.// POC/WES 
KENYON/CIV/CNO N43C2/CNO/EMAIL:  WESLEY.KENYON(AT)NAVY.MIL//

RMKS/1.  THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THE 2012 WINNERS OF THE 
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FIELD-LEVEL MAINTENANCE AWARDS.  I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND 
MY GRATITUDE TO ALL NAVY NOMINEES FOR THESE PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS FOR THEIR 
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE.  THIS PROVED TO BE ANOTHER HIGHLY COMPETITIVE YEAR 
THROUGHOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

2.  THE FIELD-LEVEL AWARDS ARE GIVEN TO THE MOST OUTSTANDING FIELD-LEVEL 
MAINTENANCE UNITS IN THREE CATEGORIES (SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE) THROUGHOUT THE 
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.  THE NAVY WINNER FOR 2011 IS:  SMALL UNIT CATEGORY:  
HELICOPTER MARITIME STRIKE SQUADRON SEVEN SEVEN (HSM-77).  HSM-77 IS 
HOMEPORTED IN SAN DIEGO, CA AND IS ASSIGNED TO CARRIER AIR WING TWO.

3.  THIS AWARD WILL BE FORMALLY PRESENTED AT AN AWARDS BANQUET AND CEREMONY 
DURING THE 2012 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION.  
THIS CEREMONY WILL BE HELD IN GRAND RAPIDS, MI ON THE EVENING OF 15 NOVEMBER 
2012 IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 2012 DOD MAINTENANCE SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION.

4.  CONGRATULATIONS AND JOB WELL DONE TO HSM-77!  YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE 
ESPECIALLY NOTEWORTHY GIVEN THE FACT HSM-77 WAS THE FIRST TO DEPLOY TO 5TH AND 
7TH FLEETS WITH THE MH-60R AIRCRAFT.  BRAVO ZULO!  YOU HAVE SET THE STANDARD 
FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW.

5.  RELEASED BY VADM P. H. CULLOM, N4//

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