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AETC officials announce top 3 energy-reducing bases

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Education and Training Command officials have announced the installation winners for the command's 2009 Energy Incentive Award program.

Vance Air Force Base, Okla., led the command with a 13.4 percent reduction in energy intensity and will receive a $1.5 million award. In a very tight race, Altus AFB, Okla., came in second with a 13.3 percent reduction and will receive $1 million. Third place went to Luke AFB, Ariz., with a 12 percent reduction, earning them a $500,000 award.

The program was designed to reward AETC bases that conserved the most energy from July 2008 to July 2009 with a monetary incentive offered to the top three energy-reducing bases.

"Thanks to all of you for a very competitive race and special congratulations to Vance, Altus, and Luke," said Maj. Gen. Anthony F. Przybyslawski, AETC vice commander, in an Aug. 25 e-mail to the commanders announcing the results.

Due to the amount of participation in the awareness campaign titled, "Secure Today's Energy and Fuel Tomorrow's Mission," AETC leaders plan to continue this program in fiscal 2010.

"Saving energy during this period took a tremendous effort on everyone's part," General Przybyslawski said. "I want to congratulate all the installations for working so hard to reduce their consumption and helping AETC toward meeting federal goals."

AETC officials will present the awards to the three winning wing commanders at the Commander's Conference here Oct. 20 through 23.