News>Recycling pays off with incentive awards for 782nd TRG, 982nd TRG
Col. Om Prakash (left), 82nd Training Wing vice-commander, congratulates Col. David Murphy, 782nd Training Group commander, for being named the 4th quarter 2012 Sheppard Air Force Base Recycling Incentive Award winner in the student category. The winners receive a $1,000 award to be used for quality of life projects. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Hawkins)
Col. Om Prakash (left), 82nd Training Wing vice-commander, congratulates Lt. Col. Jeoffrey Sloan, 982nd Training Group deputy commander, for being named the 4th quarter 2012 Sheppard Air Force Base Recycling Incentive Award winner in the permanent party category. The winners receive a $1,000 award to be used for quality of life projects. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Hawkins)
10/30/2012 - SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The 982nd Training Group and the 782nd Training Group were named Team Sheppard's 4th quarter Recycling Incentive Award winners during the base's quarterly Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Council meeting Oct. 30.
The award, which is broken down into separate categories for permanent party and students, is based on the total amount of recyclable material reported to the environmental flight by the unit's recycling monitors. The final numbers are calculated on a per capita basis to account for unit size differences.
This quarter, the 982nd TRG recycled a total of 11,444 pounds to claim the permanent party title, a per capita rate of 8.23 pounds.
The 782nd TRG captured the student category, bringing in 30,349 pounds worth of recyclables, a per capita rate of 12.67 pounds.
Col. David Murphy, 782nd TRG commander, accepted the award on behalf of the student winners. Lt. Col. Jeoffrey Sloan, 982nd TRG deputy commander, accepted the permanent party award.
The goal of the awards is to help highlight awareness of the base recycling program and provide an incentive for groups to recycle.
Col. Om Prakash, 82nd Training Wing vice-commander, stressed teamwork was the key in winning the war on waste.
"Recycling is a team effort," Prakash said.
The $1,000 prize in each category can be used by commanders for quality of life programs or can be donated to the base recycling program.
For more information about recycling, please contact the base recycling center at 676-4600.