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D-M awarded ACC-level CINC award

The 2012 Commander-in-Chief Installation Excellence Award banner hangs under the Craycroft gate on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 19, 2012. D-M was recently awarded the distinction of being called the best installation in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy D. Moore/Released)

The 2012 Commander-in-Chief Installation Excellence Award banner hangs under the Craycroft gate on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 19, 2012. The CINC Installation Excellence award was established by President Ronald Reagan in 1985. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy D. Moore/Released)

The 2012 Commander-in-Chief Installation Excellence Award display stands in front of the conference room of the 355th Fighter Wing headquarters on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 19, 2012. The display was designed by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Paradise, 355th Maintenance Operations Squadron, and Erika Jansen of Design Etching and Awards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy D. Moore/Released)

The 2012 Commander-in-Chief Installation Excellence Award display stands in front of the conference room of the 355th Fighter Wing headquarters on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 19, 2012. Air Combat Command announced D-M the winner of the 2016 ACC CINC Installation Excellence award. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy D. Moore/Released)

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Air Combat Command announced Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., as the 2016 ACC Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence award recipient.

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

"Congratulations to all of you," said U.S. Air Force Col. James Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander. "Thanks for providing a combat ready force, developing our Airmen the next generation of leaders, taking care of our families and for optimizing the resources we are given to accomplish the mission."

The commander stressed that D-M receiving the award wouldn't be possible without the outstanding support of the Tucson community.

"A special thanks as well to our community partners who are amazing wingmen and provided unrivaled support to the base," he said.

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 a complimentary letter from the president.

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