By Denise Emsley, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii
PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (NNS) -- The Navy won eight 2014 Historic Preservation Honor Awards May 30 at the 40th anniversary celebration held at Dole Cannery Square, Honolulu, Oahu.
"We are very pleased to be recognized for our efforts in preserving important historic elements that are located throughout Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH)," said Capt. Jeffrey W. James, commanding officer, JBPHH. "The Navy and Air Force understand its responsibility and the need to continue to work closely with our historic partners making sure future generations have the means to appreciate what happened here in the past."
This special event included a dinner, the celebration of Historic Hawaii Foundation's 40th anniversary and the presentation of numerous Preservation Honor Awards which have been given annually since 1975. The awards are Hawaii's highest recognition for preservation, rehabilitation, restoration or interpretation of the state's architectural, archeological and cultural heritage.
The Navy received honors in three of Historic Hawaii Foundation's award categories.
Under Preservation Honor, awards were presented for:
* Center of Excellence Building 76 Rehabilitation, Ford Island
* Building 155 Rehabilitation, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility
Under Preservation Commendations, awards were presented for:
* Fort Kamehameha Historic American Landscape Survey/Cultural Landscape Report, Hickam Air Field
* Fort Kamehameha Trail Plan, Hickam Air Field
* Building 1102H Phase 2 Rehabilitation, Hickam Air Field
* Building 1102H Cultural Landscape Report/Tree Protection Plan, Hickam Air Field
* JBPHH Area Development Plans/Installation Master Plan
Under Citation for New Construction
* National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Inouye Regional Center New Addition & Adaptive Use, Ford Island
"I would like to thank the many individuals from various commands at JBPHH who work the historic process when projects are considered, planned and executed," said James. "However, there is one small, special group of five architects from Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii's Historic Preservation Division who live and breathe historic preservation actions on a daily basis I would especially like to congratulate. It is through their committed actions that we received these eight awards this year."