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Health, Safety and Fitness Community Service Award Winners Announced

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Thirteen commands were recognized for community service excellence Dec. 14 as the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) announced the Health, Safety, and Fitness Flagship awards for calendar year 2012 by Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 377/12.

Sponsored by the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) and executed by the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Technology Center (NETPDTC), the award recognizes commands with the best overall community service programs teaching and encouraging individuals, especially youth, to lead healthy and active lives.

"The Navy's Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship uses command partnerships to promote healthy and fit lifestyles with schools and communities," said Capt. Ann Burkhardt, NETPDTC commanding officer. "Commands around the world, both shore-based and afloat are out in the community, not only being good neighbors, but also helping to educate and set a good example for kids and their families."

Health, safety and fitness project initiatives are part of the Navy's Community Service Program. The Health, Safety and Fitness program features Navy volunteers who visit schools and neighborhoods to share information and give practical training that focuses on nutrition, hygiene, mental health, disease prevention, leisure skills development, personal safety, drug demand reduction, sports and recreation..."

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=71133

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