Celebrating Navy Week in Austin

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.

Sailors assigned to USS Constitution parade the colors at Texas University’s UFCU Disch-Falk Field during Navy Week Austin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Sailors assigned to USS Constitution parade the colors at Texas University’s UFCU Disch-Falk Field during Navy Week Austin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Vice Chief of Information Rear Adm. Robert Durand speaks at a Vietnam Memorial wreath laying ceremony during Navy Week Austin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Vice Chief of Information Rear Adm. Robert Durand speaks at a Vietnam Memorial wreath laying ceremony during Navy Week Austin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott administers the oath of enlistment to 10 future Sailors from Navy Recruiting District San Antonio at the governor’s mansion during Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer/Released)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott administers the oath of enlistment to 10 future Sailors from Navy Recruiting District San Antonio at the governor’s mansion during Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer/Released)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Seth Willey, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, interacts with children while wearing a bomb suit helmet at the Austin Aquarium during Navy Week Austin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Seth Willey, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, interacts with children while wearing a bomb suit helmet at the Austin Aquarium during Navy Week Austin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Capt. Cassidy Norman, executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), speaks to members of the University of Texas Navy ROTC during Navy Week Austin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mason Gillan/Released)
Capt. Cassidy Norman, executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), speaks to members of the University of Texas Navy ROTC during Navy Week Austin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mason Gillan/Released)
Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency Medical Corps, poses for a photo with Mayor Steve Adler at the Austin City Hall during Navy Week Austin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency Medical Corps, poses for a photo with Mayor Steve Adler at the Austin City Hall during Navy Week Austin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Senior Chief Juarez Dominic, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EODMU) 11, helps a student at the Boys and Girls Club of Austin put on a protective vest during the 2017 Austin Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Erin Bullock/Released)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Senior Chief Juarez Dominic, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EODMU) 11, helps a student at the Boys and Girls Club of Austin put on a protective vest during the 2017 Austin Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Erin Bullock/Released)
Capt. Cassidy Norman, from Austin, executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), administers the oath of enlistment to five future Sailors at the Rodeo Austin and Stock Show during Navy Week Austin. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer/Released)
Capt. Cassidy Norman, from Austin, executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), administers the oath of enlistment to five future Sailors at the Rodeo Austin and Stock Show during Navy Week Austin. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer/Released)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 1st Class Connor Antkowski, from Dallas, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, helps local grade-schoolers operate the Talon tracked military robot from the operator control unit at the Austin Aquarium during Navy Week Austin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 1st Class Connor Antkowski, from Dallas, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, helps local grade-schoolers operate the Talon tracked military robot from the operator control unit at the Austin Aquarium during Navy Week Austin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)