>Fifth District’s Outreach Product Fulfillment Center to Be Showcased at Innovation Expo 2009

> On August 11, 2009 the U.S. Coast Guard Innovation Council approved exhibit space for Fifth District’s “Outreach Product Fulfillment Center” (OPFC) at the upcoming Innovation Expo 2009. This will be the second consecutive year the Outreach Center will exhibit at the Expo. This years Expo will take place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on November 17-20, 2009. The OPFC is completing its first year of operation and has quickly grown to become the largest designer and distributor of professional maritime safety displays within the Coast Guard. The current inventory of exhibits promotes life jacket wear and boating safely, America’s Waterway Watch and joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Sammy the Sea Otter has made numerous appearances throughout the mid-Atlantic region this year to promote the wearing of life jackets and will be on hand at the Expo.

Additional information on the OPFC is available at the OPFC’s website. The exhibit and display inventory can be viewed online. Requests or reservations for outreach products can be by completeing the Coast Guard Auxiliary Outreach Display Use Request Form online.