VADM Bulkeley Safety Award Goes to USS Germantown

The officers and crew of the dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) were awarded the 2014 Vice Adm. Bulkeley Safety Award, May 27.

This Chief of Naval Operations award recognizes ships who contributed the most toward afloat safety awareness through the submission of hazard, near-mishap, lessons-learned reports, and safety-related articles for publication demonstrating a culture of safety awareness.

According to the ship’s leadership, this award was just one way of exemplifying the command-wide culture of safety with Germantown setting the example for others to follow.

This command-wide culture of safety resulted in zero mishaps even while completing type command (TYCOM) and Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) material inspections along with successful certifications in every warfare area and an arduous fall patrol.

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