TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — Travis is one of two finalists selected by the Air Force for the 2014 Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence Award, according to an announcement made Thursday to local civic leaders by 60th Air Mobility Wing commander Col. Corey Martin.
“Our selection as a finalist at the Air Force level is a direct reflection of the outstanding and innovative efforts of the Travis Golden Bears to support the larger mission,” Martin wrote in his announcement.
This comes two months after Travis was named Air Mobility Command’s 2014 Commander in Chief Installation Award winner.
The award has been around since 1984. It was established to recognize outstanding efforts to maintain and operate Department of Defense installations and to recognize who has done the best with their resources to support the mission. The award encourages base leaders to promote innovative and creative ways to enhance base services, facilities and quality of life.
Travis was one of two finalists in 2011 for the prestigious award at the Air Force level, which included $1 million for the winning base to be spent on quality-of-life programs and projects. Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany ended up winning the top honors. Travis was the winner at the Air Mobility Command level and was awarded $200,000.
With the Air Force-level announcement, Travis will at least earn another $500,000 as a runner-up and $1 million if it is named the winner.
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