Fort Hood was recognized June 7 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) with the agency’s 2017 Military Conservation Partner Award at a ceremony held at III Corps Headquarters.
Dr. Benjamin Tuggle, USFWS southwest regional director, presented the award to Fort Hood Garrison Commander Col. Todd Fox, on behalf of the USFWS to recognize the post’s efforts with conservation and environmental stewardship.
“Fort Hood serves as an outstanding example of the many conservation contributions that military installations make across the country,” Tuggle said. “They have ensured in execution of the training of our young soldiers … that they pay attention to the stewardship responsibility that comes with that.”
The Military Conservation Partner Award is a national award presented each year “to a military installation that has made significant natural resource conservation achievements through cooperative work with the USFWS, state and local government and other organizations,” according to a USFWS release.
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