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45th Space Wing member wins Environmental Award

Regina Butler, a recent recipient of the 2010 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Environmental Restoration, measures ground water level from a monitoring well at CCAFS, to help determine water flow direction. Ms. Butler is assigned to the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron and has been working for the squadron for about a dozen years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lindsay Morgan)

Regina Butler, a recent recipient of the 2010 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Environmental Restoration, measures ground water level from a monitoring well at CCAFS, to help determine water flow direction. Ms. Butler is assigned to the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron and has been working for the squadron for about a dozen years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lindsay Morgan)

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. -- The Department of Defense has announced that Regina Butler of the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron has won the 2010 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for  Environmental Restoration.

As an individual, Ms. Butler received the DoD-level award for general excellence in Environmental Restoration Project Management for her work at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

"Ms. Butler has been instrumental in keeping the community involved in restoration and environmental cleanup activities," said Dr. Norman Murphy, Restoration Advisory Board  Community Co-Chair. "She is aggressive at promoting the technologies that are validated by demonstration at various Wing sites. Her effort to keep the board current is commendable!"

The 45th Space Wing won the Environmental Restoration Award as a team in 2003.

"Participation in such a cohesive, dynamic, and knowledgeable team obviously provides a great foundation for 'individual excellence,'" said Ms. Butler. "Many of our other team members
have also been recognized for their contributions to the environmental restoration field through various awards."

Each year since 1962 the secretary of defense has honored individuals, teams, and installations for their outstanding achievements to conserve and sustain the natural and cultural resources entrusted to the Department of Defense. The under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics will officiate at the ceremony honoring the winners June 2 in the Pentagon Center Courtyard.