"We have tremendous community support at all our installations, and we thank them all."
That's the Air Force's take on its annual Community Partnership Awards, which recognize community partnerships between military installations and their surrounding communities.
The San Antonio Express-News reports on this year's winners: Joint Base San AntonioJoint Electromagnetic Defense InitiativeMission Partnerships: Base San Antonio's Electromagnetic Defense Initiative, under the Mission Partnerships category, focused on enhancing water and power resilience for 266 mission partners against physical and natural threats.
The initiative has saved $35 million through grants and in-kind services while obtaining more than $55 million in prototype development to ensure mission readiness.
Moody Air Force BaseIntergovernmental Service Agreement: Moody Air Force Base and Lowndes County for Moody's Quiet Pines Golf Course addresses negative financial impacts on Moody's Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fund, resulting in an enhanced quality of life for active duty, dependents, and retirees.
Luke Air Force BaseQuality of Life Partnership: Luke Air Force Base partnered with the Fighter Country Foundation to contribute to the health and well-being of our Airmen's quality of life.
This partnership includes significant facility renovations, such as the Chapel's Kitchen and squadron heritage rooms.
Lowndes CountyIntergovernmental Service Agreement:
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