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USPS awards Eagle, Ship’s Bell to community supporters

At the 2007 Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., William Griswold and Mustang Survival Corp. each received the USPS Eagle Award.

The award, given annually by USPS and the U.S. Coast Guard, recognizes people, organizations and companies that make significant contributions to boating safety.

Cited for his outstanding leadership and ongoing contributions to boating safety, William Griswold was chief director of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and chairman of the National Safe Boating Council. He also works with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and was recently elected president of the United Safe Boating Institute.

The second recipient, Mustang Survival Corp., manufactures safety and survival equipment for aerospace and marine interests. CEO Bob Askew accepted the award.

USPS also presented the Ship’s Bell Award, which recognizes people or groups that support and promote USPS boating education. This year’s honorees were Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.’s Airship Operations and Sun Coast Media Group Inc. of southwestern Florida.

During May 2006, Goodyear blimps promoted USPS public boating classes over Akron, Ohio; Pompano Beach, Fla.; and greater Los Angeles. In addition, Airship Operations scheduled evening displays over Phoenix during National Safe Boating Week. Brian Logan, D/7 commander and a Goodyear employee, accepted the award on the company’s behalf.

The second Ship’s Bell Award went to Sun Coast Media Group Inc., whose Sun newspapers regularly publish feature articles about boating safety and the contributions of USPS. They also provide free advertising to promote squadron boating classes and events. – Howard Levine

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