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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today issued the following statement congratulating U.S. Army Garrison Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga., on receiving the 2015 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence:

“There is a reason that Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are known as the premier force projection and joint training installation on the East Coast, and today’s award is just further proof of the dedication of these fine military installations. Hunter Army Airfield and Fort Stewart support their combat-ready soldiers and their families, as well as their surrounding communities in unique ways that allow both the garrison, and individuals stationed there to thrive. In particular, I appreciate the post-deployment stress relief program implemented for more than 6,000 soldiers through its Warrior Adventure Quest program, and I commend them for their foresight.”

The Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence was announced this week by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. The five recipients of this highly competitive presidential award were selected for their exemplary support of Department of Defense missions.

Excellent installations enable better mission performance and enhance the quality of life for military men and women and their families. Each winning installation succeeded in providing excellent working, housing, and recreational conditions.

Each winning installation will receive a commemorative commander in chief's award trophy and flag and a congratulatory letter from the president.