Texas’ capital hosted members of the U.S. Navy during Austin Navy Week. As ceremonies started, Gov. Greg Abbott delivered a proclamation to Navy Vice Chief of Information Rear Adm. Robert Durand declaring March 18-24 as Navy Week. Navy Week Austin is the second of 15 Navy Weeks. in 2017. The Navy Week program serves as the Navy’s principal outreach effort into areas of the country without a significant Navy presence. The program is designed to help Americans understand that their Navy is deployed around the world, around the clock, ready to defense America at all times.