FRC East at Cherry Point receives Navy's top safety award

CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - North Carolina's largest maintenance, repair, overhaul and technical services provider is celebrating the Navy's top safety award.

Fleet Readiness Center East at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station was given the 2018 Chief of Naval Operations Short Safety Award in the large industrial activity category.

FRC East has more than 4,200 civilian, military, and contract workers in its ranks.

The award provides recognition to the commands with the best overall command safety programs with an emphasis on risk management and mishap prevention.

Officials credit what they say is a culture of safety-mindedness and commitment to high-velocity learning for winning the award.