SAN DIEGO (Nov. 14, 2011) In this file photo, Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as the ship departs San Diego on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Navy's Maritime Strategy. Makin Island is the only U.S. Navy ship with a hybrid electric propulsion system. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill)

WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the winners of the 2012 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Energy and Water Management Awards Aug. 29.

Every year, the Secretary of the Navy recognizes Navy and Marine Corps installations, ships and squadrons for outstanding commitment to energy and water management.

The awards are presented to those commands that have made notable progress toward the Department of the Navy (DON) goals to reduce energy and water consumption, increase use of renewable energy sources, and construct sustainable facilities. The DON Energy Program evaluates and classifies the overall energy and water management performance of each installation. Awardees are categorized according to SECNAV winners, platinum, gold and blue level achievement.

"I'm extremely proud of the accomplishments these commands have made toward energy and water management," said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. "Their efforts contributed in a significant way to the betterment of the Department of the Navy and achieving our overall energy goals."

This year's SECNAV Energy and Water Management Award winners are:

  • Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii: Navy Large Shore Category
  • Naval Air Station Signonella, Italy: Navy Small Shore Category
  • Marine Corps Base Camp Pendelton, Calif.: Marine Corps Large Shore
  • Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga.: Marine Corps Small Shore
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport, Wash.: Other Shore
  • USS Makin Island (LHD 8): Large Ship
  • USS Philippine Sea (CG 58): Medium Ship
  • USS Klakring (FFG 42): Small Ship

Secretary Mabus will present the awards in a ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial & Naval Heritage Center Oct. 3.

Secretary Mabus announced the winners in an All Naval Message (ALNAV 054/12). The accomplishments of these awardees supports the SECNAV's 2009 Energy Goals to improve combat capabilities and energy security, which can help bring economic growth to the nation through the development of alternative and renewable energy.