CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Letterkenny Army Depot received a pair of awards Thursday to add to its trophy case, this time for its partnership with Lockheed Martin in maintaining the Javelin anti-armor missile system.
"These award ceremonies are starting to become a habit at Letterkenny," Depot Commander Col. Robert Swenson said before the installation was presented the U.S. Department of Defense 2006 Defense Logistics Award for the contractor and military collaboration of the year.
On the depot's behalf, Swenson also accepted the Lockheed Martin Logistics Facility of Excellence Award from the defense contractor.
"You all are so used to excellence, I'm not sure what the next level is ... but you'll figure it out," Maj. Gen. James Pillsbury, commander of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, told depot officials and workers. In the past two years, the depot has received a public sector Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing for its Patriot missile and Humvee programs.