>Two Sector Hampton Roads Aids to Navigation Units Receive the Prestigious Sumner I. Kimball Award

> Rear Admiral Wayne E. Justice recently presented the Sumner I. Kimball award to two Sector Hampton Roads Aids to Navigation units: ANT Hampton Roads and ANT Milford Haven.

As noted by RADM Justice, the Kimball award is a significant and noteworthy achievement that recognizes superior operational excellence and readiness. Only about 10 percent of shore-based units earn the Kimball award each year.

Sumner I. 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.

(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Jones)