From the Feb. 19, 2016, Virginia-Pilot "Norfolk-based Navy dive team that salvaged Confederate ship receive superior performance award" by Courtney Mabeus.
The Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two, based at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, that salvaged the CSS Georgia was honored in a change of command ceremony. They received the Battle "E" Award for continued performance and readiness.
Commander William C. Wirtz took over command of the unit from Cmdr. Jeffrey Morgan Thaler.