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We’re No. 1

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced Tuesday the 2005 winners of the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence. Naval Base Kitsap, which recently closed out its inaugural year, was named the No. 1 base in the Navy.

“Certainly it’s due to their efforts that Naval Base Kitsap was recognized,” said Capt. Douglass Biesel, commanding officer. He pointed out that there were many examples base-wide where improvements had been made over the past year.

“It was definitely not a problem to find great things to talk about,” he said.

The Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and

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