Pearl Harbor Shipyard Recognized for Excellence

Friday, August 06, 2010
The Virginia-Class attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) undergoes routine inspections and repairs in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Hawaii is the first U.S. Pacific Fleet Virginia-class submarine to enter dry dock in Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Liane Nakahara/Released)

The secretary of defense recognized Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) in depot-level maintenance excellence across all military services Aug. 2. PHNSY & IMF, a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) field activity, received the Robert T. Mason Award for the organization's outstanding emergent repairs and support of the warfighter.

The award is presented annually to one program from a Department of Defense (DoD) depot-level maintenance activity that exemplifies exceptional depot-level maintenance support to DoD operating units.

"I am so proud of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard's achievements which have now been formally recognized in winning this significant DoD-level award," said Vice Adm. Kevin McCoy, NAVSEA commander. "This is a great testament to the leadership and people of the shipyard."

McCoy also said the award recognizes the shipyard's vital role in supporting the day to day readiness of Pacific Fleet ships and is evidence of the truly unique capabilities of naval shipyards."

PHNSY & IMF was recognized among 12 nominations throughout the military for its emergent repair program. Emergent repairs are emergency repairs to vessels as opposed to scheduled and planned modernization and repairs.

The shipyard was also recognized for critical mechanical or structural fixes conducted in Hawaii for naval forces of strategic significance, such as the rapid repairs in support of the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group and the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group.

PHNSY & IMF was also acknowledged for its successful planning to support the homeporting of two Virginia-class submarines - USS Texas (SSN 775) and USS Hawaii (SSN 776) - facilities modernization planning and improvements, workforce shaping and development, process improvements, support of its National Guard and reservists and community outreach.

In fiscal year 2005, the secretary of Defense depot-level award was named the Robert T. Mason Award for Depot Maintenance Excellence in recognition of Robert T. Mason, a former assistant deputy under secretary of defense for maintenance policy, programs, and resources.

This year's award is scheduled for presentation Nov. 17 at the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards Ceremony and Banquet at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla.
 

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