D-M awarded ACC-level CINC award 2017

.

The 2012 Commander-In-Chief Installation Excellence Award display stands in front of the 355th Fighter Wing headquarters conference room at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 11, 2017. Air Combat Command announced D-M as the winner of the 2017 ACC CINC Installation Excellence Award.

.

(Courtesy photo)

.

U.S. Air Force firefighters from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron pull a fire hose into a simulated burn site at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 19, 2017. In addition to protecting installation assets, Air Force firefighters collaborate with and host training for local fire departments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

.

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen from the 68th Rescue Squadron parachute into the drop zone at the Marana Regional Airport in Marana, Ariz., Oct. 6, 2017. Pararescuemen use jumping as a primary way to recover isolated personnel and provide treatment in a timely manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen)

.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Carlos Orantes, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, conducts proficiency training with Ootter, 355th SFS MWD, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 16, 2017. The 355th SFS recieved a new training facility with features that are beneficial in furhter enabling MWDs and their handlers to achieve mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims)

.

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen from the 48th Rescue Squadron move a simulated survivor and sensitive items to an extrication point during a personnel recovery exercise at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Aug. 15, 2017. Once at the extrication point, the pararescuemen and simulated survivor are moved to a friendly-controlled territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

.

U.S. Airmen unload GBU-31 joint direct attack munitions from a trailer at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 20, 2017. The 2,000 pound bombs are GPS and internal navigation system guided GBU-31 joint direct attack munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Air Combat Command announced Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as the 2017 ACC Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence award recipient.

Established in 1985 by former President Ronald Reagan, the CINC Installation Excellence award recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who maintain and operate U.S. military installations.

“Congratulations and thank you Desert Lightning Team!” said Col. Scott C. Campbell, 355th Fighter Wing commander. “Your hard work and dedication to the mission has led us to receiving this award.”

The commander emphasized that this award wouldn’t be possible without the outstanding support of the Tucson community.

“I would also like to thank our community partners who provided amazing support to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,” said Campbell.

D-M is now competing at the Headquarters AF level with other Major Command submissions. The winner of the Headquarters AF level is awarded a crystal Installation Excellence trophy along with an Installation Excellence flag and complimentary letter from the president.

In 2012, D-M was awarded the CINC Installation Excellence Awards.