Nov 9, 2015

U.S. Marine Sgt. Jan Kamphuis, an air traffic controller with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, poses for a photo aboard the USS Kearsarge Oct. 10, 2015. Kamphuis is the most recent recipient of the Sergeant Maj. Frederick B. Douglass award, given once a year by the Marine Corps League to the Marine that demonstrates superior qualities in the Marine Corps aviation community based on nominations units submit to the league. Kamphuis received the award for his performance throughout 2014 that included the successful training and preparation of other air traffic controllers in both the Navy and Marine Corps and his instrumental part in the safe execution of more than 300 operational flight hours in a weapons and tactics instructors course in Yuma, Ariz.(This photo was edited using advanced photo editing techniques)

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