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Congratulations to USS COLUMBIA (SSN 771) on winning the Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") Award for 2014. The Battle "E" is awarded to the top performing crew on the waterfront, and this past year there was a strong competition. With the many obstacles that COLUMBIA has overcame and the long hours each Sailor put in, COLUMBIA is now #1! Pictured left, the CO and COB receive the Battle "E" from Commodore Blakely and CMDCM Brooks.
COLUMBIA has also earned the Engineering "E" (pictured right) for having the top performing engineering department. Although it is an engineering award it is a culmination of the training and teamwork of the entire crews efforts. Below is our EDMC and Engineer accepting the award for Engineering "E" from the Commodore.