NAVFAC, Seabees Win CHINFO Awards

By NAVFAC HQ Public Affairs and Communications

NMCB 5 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Peter Maculan (left) and CMDCM Delbert Terrell (right) stop by the Public Affairs Office, Port Hueneme, Calif., to congratulate MC2(SCW) Ace Rheaume on being named the 2011 CHINFO Merit Awards Navy Print Journalist of the Year.

 The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), as well as individual Seabees and battalions, recently won several awards as part of the U.S. Navy’s 2011 Chief of Information (CHINFO) Merit Awards Competition. NAVFAC’s Seabee Magazine won second place in the Magazine Format Publication category.

Our own Seabee contributor and Challenge Coin recipient MC2 (SCW) Ace M. Rheaume, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, was named Navy Print Journalist of the Year. For this highly coveted honor, MC2 Rheaume receives a certificate of merit, trophy and letter of com­mendation from Chief of Information Rear Adm. Denny Moynihan.

Outstanding contributions by battalions were also recognized. NMCB 40 received a first place award in Cruisebooks (Small) for “Af­ghanistan Deployment – 2010-2011,” and NMCB 11 won second place in the Outstanding Blog category.

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