Army Community Partnership Awards
To recognize those Installations and Communities who have forged strong partnerships, DCS, G-9 has developed the annual Army Community Partnerships Awards program. The Awards focus on those partnerships between the Army and communities that have enhanced readiness, supported reform initiatives, and contributed to modernization.
The awards have been held annually since 2016, recognizing 18 installations and their communities for their outstanding partnerships. Please see the previous winners listed below:
2018 - Fort Carson and El Paso County, Colorado
Recognized for success in building the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex Trap and Skeet Range. This complex is operationally self-sufficient through fees paid by both military and civilian users, improving both training capacity and relationships with the local community.
Recognized for success in developing an Intergovernmental Support Agreement (IGSA) to connect the installation with the community’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, enabling the exchange of enhanced emergency communications capabilities. Fort Detrick also partnered with the County to integrate the installation into the County Solid Waste Management Plan, enabling the Army to reduce installation emissions and landfill use requirements.
2018 - Fort Polk, Vernon Parish Police Jury, the City of Leesville, and the Town of Rosepine, Louisiana
Recognized for success in entering three Intergovernmental Support Agreements: Vernon Parish Police Jury, LA for Solid Waste Management to enable the sorting of field waste associated with the rotational unit training mission; the City of Leesville, LA in a Vegetation Control Partnership for grounds maintenance and tree removal services; the Town of Rosepine, LA for Custodial Services to allow for use of the town’s inhouse staff to provide custodial services to the installation.
Recognized for success in developing an Intergovernmental Support Agreement for the bulk purchasing of road salt. This agreement benefits the Flint Hills region, which experiences severe winter weather and requires bulk salt purchasing and storage prior to events, while also creating significant costs savings to the installation annually.
2018 - Parks Reserve Forces Training Area and the Federal Corrections Institution in Dublin, California
Recognized for success in integrating inmate labor in the Parks Reserve Forces Training Area (PRFTA) Department of Public Works projects in partnership with the Federal Correctional Institution - Dublin. Through this partnership, PRFTA affected readiness by improved training assets, providing greater training capacity, and creating operational efficiencies in manpower and funding.
Recognized for success in working with the SCANA Corporation on several initiatives involving enhanced defense capabilities in the cyber environment. This collaboration focuses on both the technical and social aspect of cyber defense, building and creating relationships to tackle solutions at all levels.
2018 - Wisconsin Army National Guard / Department of Military Affairs and Private Electric Utilities Partners, Wisconsin
Recognized for success in collaborating with the Private partners in the electric utilities field throughout Wisconsin to mitigate risk to the power grid, identify opportunities to improve incident recovery. This collaboration has to led to an "all hazards" approach between government and private entities.
Recognized for success in connecting more than 11,000 transitioning service members with thousands of post-separation local, national and international employment opportunities. From fiscal year 2012 to fiscal year 2016, Fort Campbell’s transition assistance employment initiatives have reduced the U.S. Army’s Unemployment Compensation cost by more than $350,000,000, while supporting transitioning Service Members with their employment needs.
2017 - Fort Devens Reserve Forces Training Area (RFTA) and the Federal Medical Center – Devens, Massachusetts
Recognized for success in integrating inmate labor to maintain installation ranges, training areas and facilities through the Inmate Labor Program. Through this partnership, Fort Devens RFTA effectively improved training assets, providing greater training capacity and creating operational efficiencies in manpower and funding.
Recognized for success in entering into six partnerships spanning areas such as natural resource protection, wind energy production, fire management and training. Each partnership enhanced mission readiness by increasing training capabilities, while ensuring protection and management of natural resources.
Recognized for success in the joint development of a Transportation Demand Management Plan and the GO Lewis-McChord Transportation Program to reduce traffic congestion on- and off-base. This partnership has created one of the most successful transit programs within the Department of Defense using a very small budget.
Recognized for success in engaging the academic community for access to a yearlong medical course that will bring mutual aid partners into early compliance with new national standards for emergency medical providers. This partnership fosters stronger professional and institutional relationships through improved communication and enhanced training. Fort Leonard Wood and Sustainable Ozarks Partnership, Missouri.Recognized for success in strengthening emergency response through the interconnection of water resources between the installation and community. This partnership provides reciprocal backup water supplies during future emergency situations that both improve water resiliency and enhance installation readiness.
Recognized for success in developing an Intergovernmental Support Agreement (IGSA) to connect the installation with the community’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, enabling the exchange of enhanced emergency communications capabilities. This partnership has resulted in faster emergency response times and improved interoperability. The IGSA has resulted in a cost avoidance of $283,000 for Fort Wainwright.
Recognized for success in development of multiple partnerships with Alabama State Department of Education, Department of Human Resources, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Cities of Andalusia, Dothan, Phoenix City, and Maxwell Air Force Base, resulting in innovation, cost savings/avoidance, and enhanced recruitment for the Alabama Army National Guard.
Recognized for success in partnering with Rowan University to provide educational opportunities to students while exposing them to the mission of the New Jersey Army National Guard. The partnership included development of an overarching energy and water management program plan that maximized benefits from university interns to support the New Jersey Army National Guard and improve Rowan University's Geography, Environment and Energy Departments.
Recognized for success in partnering with the Cities of Monterey and Seaside, California to provide base operations support services to the Presidio of Monterey, Ord Military Community and Camp Roberts, California. This symbiotic relationship improves the quality of life for everyone in the area and is model for base operations partnerships at Army installations.
Recognized for success in multiple partnering initiatives with the City of Huntsville, Madison County, State of Alabama, and the Tennessee Valley Authority, that resulted in impressive scale, energy efficiency, and cost savings/avoidance for Redstone Arsenal.
Recognized for success in partnering with the Town of Guernsey to fund the position of Joint Economic Development Coordinator. This liaison position aligns Camp Guernsey and the Town of Guernsey’s mutual goals, as well as secures grants that help improve services that enhance the symbiotic relationship between the Army and town. The scale and results of reciprocal and mutual aid agreements for wildfire containment and extinguishment, which encompasses four counties and 39 Federal, State, County and local agencies resulted in improved readiness and safety for everyone in the area.