Station Rio Vista Receives Top Readiness Award

Rio Vista, Calif., — U.S. Coast Guard Station Rio Vista will be presented with a Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award on Wednesday, February 28 at 1:30 p.m.

Rear Adm. Jodi A. Breckenridge, Commander of the Eleventh Coast Guard District, will preside over a ceremony at the station, and will present the award to station personnel.

The Kimball Award recognizes achievement of high readiness by a Coast Guard shore unit. Station Rio Vista was assessed on crew proficiency, underway exercises, condition of boats and personal protective equipment, training programs and written tests. Units that achieve a total of 45 points or greater out of a possible 50 points during a biannual readiness assessment by a Standardization Team are recognized with the award.

Station Rio Vista will be presented with a Sumner I. Kimball Pennant which it will be authorized to fly until completion of the next Team visit. In addition, it will receive a plaque for permanent display.

The award is named for Sumner I. Kimball, the General Superintendent of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and “Father” of the Coast Guard Academy.

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