TAMPA, Fla. (NNS)- The Department of Defense awarded Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard the Robert T. Mason award for excellence in DoD depot level maintenance, at the DoD Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 17.

The award recognized the shipyard's high-level work performed on vessels requiring overhaul. In addition to emergency repairs to vessels of strategic importance to the Navy, the award also recognized other PHNSY accomplishments, including successful Virginia-class submarine support planning, facilities modernization planning, process improvements, and community outreach.

"It is our responsibility to provide high quality maintenance for our Navy's fleet - a responsibility we don't take lightly," said Capt. Brian Osgood, PHNSY commander. "Everything we do is with a sense of honor, courage, commitment, and Aloha."

As a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) field activity, PHNSY was selected among 12 nominations for its emergent repair program and its support of the warfighter.

"Since this award was created by the secretary of defense, I have been waiting for a shipyard to win it," said Rear Adm. Joseph Campbell, NAVSEA deputy commander for Logistics, maintenance and industrial operations. "This is a great win for our naval shipyards, and I am so proud of Pearl Harbor."

PHNSY is a full-service naval shipyard and regional maintenance center for the Navy's surface ships and submarines. The shipyard is the largest industrial employer in the state of Hawaii with a combined civilian and military workforce of about 4,900.

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