Coast Guard Station Georgetown, S.C., to receive Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award

GEORGETOWN, S.C. – The crew of Coast Guard Station Georgetown is to receive the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award, Wednesday at 11 a.m., aboard Coast Guard Station Georgetown. The Kimball Award, named after Sumner I. Kimball the General Superintendent of the Life-Saving Service from 1878-1915, was established in 2001. The award recognizes Coast Guard boat force units that exemplify the Coast Guard’s...

MSST Kings Bay, Ga., presented Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award for operational excellence

KINGS BAY, Ga. – Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Kings Bay, Ga., was awarded the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award, Tuesday aboard MSST Kings Bay for excellence in operational readiness. “Earning the Kimball Award is a direct reflection of the hard work MSST Kings Bay puts forth daily and is truly a testament to my crew having achieved a mastery of boat operations, engineering...

Coast Guard Station South Padre Island wins Kimball Readiness Award

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — Capt. John Pasch, commander of Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi, presented crewmembers from Station South Padre Island with the prestigious Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award, Wednesday. The award was a result of an intense evaluation by a standardization team of the Coast Guard’s small boat stations that measure a unit’s ability to carry out its mission. The evaluation...

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Duluth receives prestigious unit readiness award

CLEVELAND — The crew of Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Duluth, Minn., were presented the Coast Guard’s esteemed Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award, Feb. 9, 2011, at the unit. This is the first time in the history of ANT Duluth that the unit has received this award. The Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award recognizes exceptional performance and a grade of 90 percent or higher during an arduous...

Top readiness award goes to Alameda-based law enforcement team

ALAMEDA, Calif. ­— Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco 91105 was awarded the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award for excellence in operational readiness at Coast Guard Island, Thursday. “This award signifies excellence in boat operations, but it is really a reflection of unit readiness,” said Capt. Gene Gray, commander of the Deployable Operations Group. “To achieve...

Galveston-based Coast Guard anti-terrorism unit receives readiness award

GALVESTON, Texas ­— Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Team Galveston (91104) was awarded the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award for excellence in operational readiness at their home base., Nov. 30. “This award signifies MSST Galveston’s excellence in boat operations,” said Capt. Gene Gray, commander of the Deployable Operations Group. “In addition to large deployments to Guantanamo...

Coast Guard Station Niagara to receive prestigious award for search and rescue readiness

Youngstown, N.Y. – The crew of Coast Guard Station Niagara in Youngstown, N.Y., is scheduled to receive the Coast Guard’s revered Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award Monday morning during an official ceremony at the small boat station. During the 8 a.m. ceremony, presided over by Capt. Steven Wischmann, commander of Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, the station crew will be officially recognized...

Maritime Safety and Security Team Kings Bay, Ga., presented Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award for operational excellence

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Team Kings Bay, Ga., was awarded the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award, Friday aboard MSST Station Kings Bay for excellence in operational readiness. “I am extremely proud of the crew who put forth a polished performance for the most important operational inspection we have in the shore forces community,” said Lt. Cmdr. Doug Stark, commanding...

Coast Guard Station Castle Hill Honored with Readiness Award

NEWPORT, R.I. – The First Coast Guard District Commander presented the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness award to U.S. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill Feb. 14, 2011. On a biennial basis, U.S. Coast Guard standardization teams visit Coast Guard units to ensure best practices are being followed, ensuring units meet all crew and equipment readiness requirements. Units which score a 90 percent or higher...