By Airman Grace Nichols
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
The 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Element received the General Thomas D. White Air Force Environmental Quality Non-Industrial Installation award Oct. 12, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base.
The award recognized the team’s efforts to ensure base-wide environmental safety.
“The Environmental Element is small but mighty,” said Ron Love, 19th CES Environmental Element chief. “It brings together existing environmental programs and mission management processes into an integrated network that enables the installation to control the environmental impact of its activities, products and services.”
The award-winning 19th CES Environmental Element provides, operates, maintains and protects both the natural and man-made environments at Little Rock AFB as a sustainable platform for the Combat Airlift mission.
With only five civilians and four contractor positions, the team relies on additional manpower from other organizations to help carry the work load.
“Strong relationships with the 19th CES Utility Shop and Fire Department Spill Response, Bio-Environmental Monitoring and Sampling along with local and state agencies allow the team to meet mission objectives while ensuring compliance with local, state and federal regulations,” Love said.
The 19th CES Environmental Element led quarterly and annual internal environmental compliance assessment and management program, or ECAMP, inspections, making more than 88 visits to shops to ensure Team Little Rock remains in compliance with regulations enabling the Combat Airlift mission.