The Tailhook Educational Foundation
Captain JEFF “KOOCH” KUSS USMC, BLUE ANGELS, MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Jon R. Winthrop, Chairman and CEO, The Air Group, Inc., Van Nuys, California
This scholarship is awarded in memory of CAPT Jeff Kuss, USMC who was killed 02 June 2016. Jeff was a native of Durango Colorado and graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Commissioned through OCS in 2006, Jeff received his wings of gold in November 2009. Jeff flew the FA-18 with VFA-125 and VMFA-312. A 2012 graduate of TOPGUN, Jeff joined The Blue Angels in September 2014 and had accumulated more than 1,400 flight hours and 175 arrested landings.