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Flotilla 054-03-03
 Kilmarnock, Virginia

 

 

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RAPPAHANNOCK "10" ACCIDENT - 05JUL10

 

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AIDS TO NAVIGATION TEAM MILFORD HAVEN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS KIMBALL READINESS AWARD

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RADM Wayne Justice (R) presents the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award to BMC Benjamin Brown, Officer In Charge of the Aids To Navigation Team Milford Haven

 

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ANT Team with the Kimball Award plaque and pennant. Presented by RADM Wayne Justice (2nd from R) and Master Chief James Labarre (Far R).

The Sumner I. Kimball Award recognizes the achievement of high readiness of shore unit boats and personnel through an inspection of vessel conditions and survival systems, performance of underway drills and examination of unit training programs. Station crewmembers undergo an intense evaluation by an independent Coast Guard Standardization Team to measure the units ability to carry out its various missions. While the Coast Guard maintains a high readiness posture, only 10 percent of shore-based boat force units earn the Kimball Award each year.

Kimball was the General Superintendent of the Revenue Marine Bureau from 1871 to 1878, which evolved into the U.S. Life Saving Service, a predecessor to the modern day Coast Guard. Kimball is credited for putting the service on the road to professionalism by defining and heavily enforcing the fundamentals of training and equipment.

 

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