Army Community Partnership Awards Announced

Army Community Partnership Awards Announced

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Seven U.S. Army installations and neighboring communities will receive Army Community Partnership Awards in a December recognition ceremony.

The 2018 Army Community Partnerships Awards are aimed at highlighting exceptional examples of community and installation agreements that aid readiness, reform, services or processes, expand capabilities or improve lives.

The 2018 winners are:

  • Fort Carson and El Paso County, Colo., partners in building the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex Trap and Skeet Range, a self-sustaining operation open to military and civilian users.
  • Fort Detrick and the county of Frederick, Md., partners in a computer-aided dispatch system for solid waste management.
  • Fort Polk is honored for three partnerships in Louisiana: a solid waste partnership with Vernon Parish Police Jury; a tree removal, vegetation control and ground maintenance partnership with Leesville; and a custodial services partnership with Rosepine.
  • Fort Riley has a road salt purchasing partnership with the city of Manhattan, Kan.
  • Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, an Army facility formerly known as Camp Parks, has a partnership with the Federal Correctional Institution Dublin, Calif., to provide federal inmate labor on garrison property.
  • The South Carolina Army National Guard partners with SCANA Corp. on several initiatives involving enhanced defense capabilities in the cyber environment.
  • The Wisconsin National Guard and state Department of Military Affairs partner with the private electric utilities of Wisconsin.

Awards will be given at a Dec. 4 Pentagon ceremony.