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Friday, May 15, 2015

NAVSUP WSS Wins Gold at Excellence in Government Awards Ceremony



By Sarah Glinski, NAVSUP WSS Office of Corporate Communications

PHILADELPHIA (NNS) -- NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) took home the gold, silver, and bronze at the 2015 Philadelphia Federal Executive Board (FEB) Excellence in Government Awards Ceremony held in Philadelphia on May 14.

NAVSUP WSS won three Gold medals, two Silver medals, and four Bronze medals out of more than 150 nominations in 16 categories from 39 federal agencies.

"I am extremely proud of our workforce and all of our nominees' accomplishments that led to this prestigious recognition in a public forum," said NAVSUP WSS Vice Commander Karen Meloy, who attended the event. "This awards program is a staple of the Philadelphia federal community, and I look forward to the NAVSUP Enterprise's continued participation in the years to come."

Gold medal winners included Erick Karn in the Economy in Government Operations category; the H-60 Sea Hawk 2015 Performance Based Logistics Sustainment Team in the Outstanding Professional Achievement category; and Nathaly Mendez-Forney in the Special Accomplishment category.

Silver medal winners included Nicole Thaxton in the Outstanding Technical Support Accomplishment category and Judith Poole in the Outstanding Professional Achievement category.

Bronze medal winners included Joseph Panetta in the Outstanding Technical Achievement category; Joseph Laub in the Outstanding Technical Support Accomplishment category; Erick Hoens in the Special Accomplishment category; and Timothy Gradoville in the Service Excellence category.

Nominees, leadership, and employees from DLA Troop Support, the Office of Civilian Human Resources, Defense Contract Management Activity Lockheed Martin, and the Federal Aviation Administration were also present at the Northeast Philadelphia event, where more than 200 attendees celebrated the achievements of distinguished nominees and winners alike.

Another awards ceremony was held earlier on May 7 for other participating agencies in Center City Philadelphia.

A field activity of the Naval Supply Systems Command, NAVSUP WSS is the U.S. Navy's supply chain manager providing worldwide support to the aviation, surface ship, and submarine communities. NAVSUP WSS provides Navy, Marine Corps, joint and allied forces with products and services that deliver combat capability through logistics. There are more than 2,000 civilian and military personnel employed at its two Pennsylvania sites. The NAVSUP WSS Philadelphia site supports aircraft, while its Mechanicsburg site supports ships and submarines.

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