The 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., and the 75th Civil Engineering Group at Hill AFB, Utah, are among the recipients of the 2012 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. Each year since 1962, the Defense Secretary honors individuals, teams, and installations for their outstanding achievements to conserve and sustain the natural and cultural resources under the Pentagon’s stewardship. A panel of judges representing federal and state agencies, academia, and the public recognized the 30th SW in the installation category for its cultural resources management and the 75th CEG in the same category for its environmental restoration, stated Pentagon officials May 1. A ceremony honoring the winners will take place June 6 in the Pentagon. (DOD release with full list of winners) (See also San Antonio-Lackland release.)
President Joe Biden is nominating Air Force Lt. Gen. Gregory M. Guillot to add a fourth star and succeed Gen. Glen D. VanHerck as the head of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)—one of several high-level nominations the Pentagon announced May 31.