America’s Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, hosted members of the U.S. Navy during Navy Week July 17-23. Navy Weeks serve as our principal outreach effort into areas of the country without a significant Navy presence.  The program is designed to help Americans understands that their Navy is deployed around the work, around the clock, ready to defense America at all times.

MINNEAPOLIS: The Navy Band Great Lakes Parade Band march through Minneapolis as part of the Aquatennial Torchlight Parade during Minneapolis/St. Paul Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark Meredith/Released)
ST. PAUL, Minn.: Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Brandon Peterson, a member of U.S. Navy Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs” gives stickers to young fan after a skydiving demonstration at Hazel Park during Minneapolis/St. Paul Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey L. Adams/Released)
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 3rd Class Carolyn Willeford, from Easton, Pa., attached to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 1, feeds fish in the Sea Life Aquarium at the Mall of America while interacting with aquarium visitors during Minneapolis/St. Paul Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
MINNEAPOLIS: Special Operator 1st Class Brandon Peterson, a member of the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, delivers Meals-on-Wheels to elderly and homebound residents as part of Minneapolis/St. Paul Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Pyoung K. Yi/Released)
MINNEAPOLIS: Sailors with Navy Recruiting District Minneapolis volunteer at ReStore for Habitat For Humanity, doing demolition work and building birdhouses during Minneapolis/St. Paul Navy Week.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark Meredith/Released)
MINNEAPOLIS: Rear Adm. Frederick ‘Fritz’ Roegge, commander of Submarine Force Pacific Fleet, leads a discussion with employees at BAE Systems about submarine operations during Navy Week Minneapolis-St Paul. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Corey Barker/Released)
ST. PAUL, Minn.: The U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, fly an American flag into Hazel Park during a special event at Minneapolis-St. Paul Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Corey Barker/Released)
ST. PAUL, Minn.: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Lt. j.g. Joshua Werling, right, from Beloit, Wisc., attached to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 1, allows a member of the Mt. Airy Boys and Girls Club try on components of his bomb suit during Minneapolis/St. Paul Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
MINNEAPOLIS: U.S. Navy Band Great Lakes Brass Quintet perform in CBS Studios, Minneapolis, during the WCCO Mid-Morning Show during Minneapolis-St. Paul Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)

Have you ever attended and interacted with Sailors at a Navy Week?