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Barnes recognized by federal environmental office

Date: 2/25/2010

WESTFIELD -- The 104th Fighter Wing's Environmental Management office at Barnes Air National Guard Base was recognized by the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive in Washington, D.C., as the 2008-2009 Electronic Reuse & Recycling Campaign Award winner.

The Environmental Management office was recognized for successfully recycling 425 pounds of electronics waste (E-Waste) through local contracts over the previous year, demonstrating the unit's true commitment to environmental protection and safety.

The office of two is staffed by John Richardson, the environmental manager, and Jennifer Marsh, assistant environmental manager.

The presentation occurred at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C.

The Office of the Federal Environmental Executive is responsible for promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship throughout federal government operations.

"I am so proud of our environmental management office," Col. Robert Brooks, Commander of the 104th Fighter Wing, said. "This award demonstrates our commitment to the community and to the environment."