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Navy Week Celebrated in Puerto Rico for the First Time

San Juan welcomed members of the U.S. Navy during the first Puerto Rico Navy Week, April 8-14.  Hailed as the Island of Enchantment, the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico hosted the first Navy Week outside the continental U.S., introducing the local communities to the importance of the U.S. Navy.  Sailors showcased the mission, capabilities and achievements of the U.S. Navy through a variety of community outreach events, giving residents the opportunity to meet Sailors and get a look at what the U.S. Navy does globally.  The Navy Week program raises awareness of the Navy and reinforces its importance to the national defense strategy.

Cmdr. Charles Knight, assigned to Navy Recruiting Detachment Jacksonville, engages in a conversation with Angel Pagan, an Army veteran, former private first class assigned to the 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneers and awardee of the Purple Heart Medal, as part of a meet-and-greet event during Navy Week Puerto Rico at La Casa Del Veterano, a veterans home in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maria G. Llanos/Released)
Lt. Tim Loret and Explosive Ordnance Disposal 3rd Class Dan Livesay, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 demonstrate an explosive ordnance disposal bomb suit to one of the children at Boys and Girls Club during Navy Week Puerto Rico. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maria G. Llanos/Released)
Elba Ruiz, a World War II veteran and one of the first 13 female nurses from Puerto Rico’s Women’s Army Corps, meets Capt. Miguel Cubano, commanding officer of Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas as part of a meet-and-greet event during Navy Week Puerto Rico. (US Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Rafael Martie/Released)
Operations Specialist 3rd Class Yolyvette Ceneto, assigned to Navy Recruiting Detachment Jacksonville, engages in a conversation with National Guard veteran Monserrate Quiñones Segui, who served in the Korean War, as part of a meet-and-greet event during Navy Week Puerto Rico at La Casa Del Veterano, a veterans home in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maria G. Llanos/Released)
Personnel Specialist 1st Class Andrew Amstutz, assigned to USS Constitution, gives a presentation about the history of “Old Ironsides” to students at Colegio Sagrado Corazones during Navy Week San Juan, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Olivia K. Manley/Released)
Seaman Joel Parodi Perez, assigned to USS Constitution, presents a cutlass to kids at Boys and Girls Club during Navy Week Puerto Rico. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maria G. Llanos/Released)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal 3rd Class Ryan Miller, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 12 demonstrates a small unmanned ground vehicle at Boys and Girls Club during Navy Week Puerto Rico. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maria G. Llanos/Released)

Check to see if a Navy Week is coming to your community.  Scheduled cities in 2019 are:

– Oklahoma City, Okla., May 27-June 2

– Nashville, Tenn., June 3-9

– Quad Cities, Iowa, June 24-30

– Duluth, Minn., July 15-21

– Grand Junction, Colo., July 22-28

– Boise, Idaho, Aug. 19-25

– St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 2-8

– Wichita, Kan., Sept. 9-15

– Charleston, W.V., Oct. 14-20

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Celebrating Navy Week Wilmington

The Port City, Wilmington, North Carolina, welcomed U.S. Navy Sailors to town during the annual Azalea Festival, coinciding the event with Navy Week in the city April 1-7. Navy Weeks play a vital role in connecting the American public with Sailors, assets and Navy equipment. The weeklong engagement introduces the local communities who do not have frequent visibility of the Navy, with an understand why having a strong Navy is so invaluable to our country. Both residents and Sailors interacted in an estimated 75 community outreach events providing the opportunity to meet Sailors firsthand with a visible awareness the mission, capabilities and importance of the U.S. Navy.

Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Cory Van Beveren, from Countryside, Illinois, assigned to USS Constitution interacts with a member of YWCA Lower Cape Fear during Wilmington Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular/Released)
Coastal Carolina veterans and Sailors assigned to Virginia-class submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) wave to parade goers during at the Azalea Festival Parade during Wilmington Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sara Eshleman/Released)
Seaman Dakota Parson, from New Castle, Pennsylvania, assigned to USS Constitution, speaks to students at Cape Fear Elementary School about the history of “Old Ironsides” during Wilmington Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular/Released)
Ensign Tyler Norvell, right, from Jacksonville, Florida, a prospective Naval aviation student awaiting flight school, volunteers during a community relations event with Habitat for Humanity during Wilmington Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sara Eshleman/Released)
Beverly Wyckoff, a volunteer at the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, gives a tour of the museum to Sailors assigned to USS Constitution during Wilmington Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular/Released)
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Amanda Stanaway, from Springfield, Ohio, assigned to USS Constitution, teaches a child at Community Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington how to tie a neckerchief during Wilmington Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular/Released)
Seaman Aubrey Wright, from Louisville, Kentucky, assigned to USS Constitution, speaks with students at New Hanover High School about her role aboard “Old Ironsides” during Wilmington Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular/Released)
Suzanne Jalot, host of 103.7’s “Sunny Morning’s with Suzanne Jalot,” interviews Chief Yeoman Patrick Parker, from Gorham, Maine, assigned to USS Constitution, during Wilmington Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular/Released)
Eugene Ashley High School Naval Junior ROTC students ask Sailors assigned to the Virginia-class submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) questions about Navy life during Wilmington Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sara Eshleman/Released)
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Amanda Stanaway, from Springfield, Ohio, assigned to USS Constitution, speaks to students at Cape Fear Elementary School about the history of “Old Ironsides” during Wilmington Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular/Released)
Damage Controlman 2nd Class Andrew Basbas, from Jacksonville, N.C., mans a recruiting booth in the Azalea Street Fair during Wilmington Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sara Eshleman/Released)
Stanley B., host of “Jammin’ 99.9’s Stanley B. in the Morning,” interviews USS Constitution Sailors Aubrey Wright, left, from Louisville, Kentucky; Seaman Dakota Parson, from New Castle, Pennsylvania; and Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Cory Van Beveren, from Countryside, Illinois; during Wilmington Navy Week, April 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular/Released)

Check to see if a Navy Week is coming to your community.  Scheduled cities in 2019 are:

– Puerto Rico, April 8-14

– Oklahoma City, Okla., May 27-June 2

– Nashville, Tenn., June 3-9

– Quad Cities, Iowa, June 24-30

– Duluth, Minn., July 15-21

– Grand Junction, Colo., July 22-28

– Boise, Idaho, Aug. 19-25

– St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 2-8

– Wichita, Kan., Sept. 9-15

– Charleston, W.V., Oct. 14-20

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Louisville Navy Week Held

Coinciding with the Kentucky State Fair, the tenth Navy Week of 2018 hosted Sailors in Louisville for a week long celebration August 20-26.  The primary purpose of the Navy Week program is to increase Navy awareness by presenting the Navy to Americans who live in cities that normally do not have a significant naval presence.  Both residents and Sailors interacted in a series of community outreach events providing the opportunity to meet Sailors firsthand with a visible awareness the mission, capabilities and importance of the U.S. Navy.

Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, meets with Greg Fischer, the mayor of Louisville, Ky., during Louisville Navy Week in Louisville, Ky. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang/Released)
Musician 3rd Class Amanda Thompson, assigned to the Fleet Forces Band, salutes after singing the national anthem at a Louisville Bats minor league baseball game during Fleet Week in Louisville, Ky. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang/Released)
Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley, former program executive officer for submarines, pins the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and American Campaign Medal on William Edward Gilbert at Louisville Veterans Affairs Medical Center during Navy Week in Louisville, Ky. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang/Released)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians 2nd Class David Eninger and Abraham Ruiz, both assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 2, speak to students in the YMCA’s Childcare Enrichment Program at Breckenridge Franklin Elementary School in Louisville, Ky., during Lousiville Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang/Released)
Missile Technician 2nd Class Michael Jemison and Machinist’s Mate (Nuclear) 2nd Class Justin Mohn, both assigned to the Blue crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN 737), are interviewed by Dawnee Gee on the news program WAVE Country during Navy Week in Louisville, Ky. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang/Released)
Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley, former program executive officer for submarines, experiences the Navy’s virtual reality asset, “Nimitz,” at the Kentucky State Fair during Navy Week in Louisville, Ky. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang/Released)
Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 2 explain the operation of a TALON explosive ordnance disposal robot to the Central High School Robotics Club during Louisville Navy Week in Louisville, Ky. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang/Released)

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Navy Week Held in Fargo

Navy Week Fargo was held July 23-29 in conjunction with the Fargo Air Show to increase exposure and allow our Sailors to showcase our mission, capabilities and achievements of the U.S. Navy. Navy Weeks serve as a principal outreach effort into areas of the country without a significant Navy presence to provide residents the opportunity to meet Sailors firsthand.  

Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Cory Van Beveren, from Countryside, Ill., assigned to USS Constitution, teaches a child how to tie knots at Bennett Boys & Girls Club during Fargo Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular/Released)
Engineman 2nd Class Jamie Vetter, assigned to Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Fargo, watches the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, practice demonstration during Fargo Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David R. Finley Jr./Released)
A child at the Fargo Public Library conducts the Navy Band Great Lakes ceremonial band during their performance at Fargo-Moorhead Metro Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wyatt Anthony/Released)
Sailors assigned to USS Constitution teach Lisa Budeau and Jordan Schroeer, news anchors for North Dakota Today, how to tie knots during Fargo Navy Week. Fargo, N.D. is one of select cities to host a 2018 Navy Week, a week dedicated to raising U.S. Navy awareness through local outreach, community service, and exhibitions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular/Released)
Musician 3rd Class Danlie Cuenca, assigned to Navy Band Great Lakes, performs at a free concert held at the Fargo Theater during the 2018 Fargo Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kleynia R. McKnight/Released)
Construction Electrician 2nd Class Benjamin Phelps, assigned to Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Fargo, helps a student program her robot at Minnesota State University Moorhead’s College for Kids summer camp during Fargo-Moorhead Metro Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David R. Finley Jr./Released)
Lt. Mack Jamieson, from Fulton, Miss., assigned to the Navy Office of Community Outreach, takes a selfie with children from the YMCA and local Boys & Girls Clubs at Island Park in Fargo, N.D., during Fargo-Moorhead Metro Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wyatt Anthony/Released)
Dr. Tim Mahoney, mayor of Fargo, N.D., poses for a photo after performing a jump with the U.S. Navy parachute team, the Leap Frogs, during Fargo-Moorhead Metro Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wyatt Anthony/Released)
Musician 1st Class Aaron Deaton, from Parkersburg, W.Va., assigned to Navy Band Great Lakes, plays taps during a wreath-laying ceremony for the members of the Gato-class submarine USS Robalo (SS-273) during Fargo-Moorhead Metro Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wyatt Anthony/Released)
Lt. Monica Killoran, and Ensign Keaton Brenneman, assigned to Naval Oceanography Operations Command, help Cambrie Wickham pull the cord to launch a water bottle rocket science project at the Minnesota State University Moorhead College for Kids and Teens Camp during Fargo Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kleynia R. McKnight/Released)
Navy Diver 2nd Class Joseph Sarge, from Redding, Pa., assigned to Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, talks to children in the YMCA and local Boys & Girls Clubs while wearing a bomb disposal suit at Island Park in Fargo, N.D., during Fargo-Moorhead Metro Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wyatt Anthony/Released)
Rear Adm. Gene F. Price, commander of Naval Information Force Reserve, tours the North Dakota State University Research and Creative Activity Center during Fargo-Moorhead Metro Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wyatt Anthony/Released)
Rear Adm. Gene F. Price, commander of Naval Information Force Reserve, meets with the mayors of Dilworth, Minn., Fargo, N.D., West Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., during Fargo-Moorhead Metro Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wyatt Anthony/Released)

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Chattanooga Celebrates Navy Week

Navy Week Chattanooga was held June 11-17 in conjunction with the Riverbend Festival, to increase exposure and allow the Sailors to showcase the mission, capabilities and achievements of the U.S. Navy. Navy Weeks serve as a principal outreach effort and provides residents the opportunity to meet Sailors firsthand with a visible example and raised awareness of what the U.S. Navy does around the world and its importance to the public.

Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen, left, commander of Navy Medicine West and chief of the Navy Medical Corps, and Erskine Oglesby, vice chairman of the Chattanooga city council, mark the official kickoff of Chattanooga Navy Week. Oglesby proclaimed June 11 through 18, 2018 as Navy Week on behalf of the mayor and the city. E(U.S. Navy photo by Regena Kowitz/Released)
Master-at-Arms 1st Class Rex Boblett, assigned to USS Constitution, presents an expended 40mm 200-gram round to a child at the Erlanger Children’s Hospital during Navy Week Chattanooga. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond/Released)
Aerographer’s Mate 1st Class Mike Kings, a Pensacola, Fla. native assigned to the Naval Oceanographic Office, talks to members of the local media at the Chattanooga Aquarium IMAX during Navy Week Chattanooga. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
Logistics Specialist Seaman Jason Petitfrere, assigned to USS Constitution, talks to a child at the Erlanger Children’s Hospital during Navy Week Chattanooga. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond/Released)
Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen, commander of Navy Medicine West and chief of the Navy Medical Corps, delivers the oath of enlistment to future Sailors, Soldiers and members of the military’s delayed entry program on the Coke Main Stage during the Riverbend Festival Military Appreciation Night as part of Chattanooga Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
Builder 2nd Class Trey Crane, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 2, demonstrates how to operate a remotely operated vehicle to children at the Creative Discovery Museum during Chattanooga Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
Cmdr. Paul Seitz, commanding officer of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Tennessee (SSBN 734), reads to children at the Creative Discovery Museum during Chattanooga Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)

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Chattanooga Celebrates Navy Week

Navy Week Chattanooga was held June 11-17 in conjunction with the Riverbend Festival, to increase exposure and allow the Sailors to showcase the mission, capabilities and achievements of the U.S. Navy. Navy Weeks serve as a principal outreach effort and provides residents the opportunity to meet Sailors firsthand with a visible example and raised awareness of what the U.S. Navy does around the world and its importance to the public.

Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen, left, commander of Navy Medicine West and chief of the Navy Medical Corps, and Erskine Oglesby, vice chairman of the Chattanooga city council, mark the official kickoff of Chattanooga Navy Week. Oglesby proclaimed June 11 through 18, 2018 as Navy Week on behalf of the mayor and the city. E(U.S. Navy photo by Regena Kowitz/Released)
Master-at-Arms 1st Class Rex Boblett, assigned to USS Constitution, presents an expended 40mm 200-gram round to a child at the Erlanger Children’s Hospital during Navy Week Chattanooga. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond/Released)
Aerographer’s Mate 1st Class Mike Kings, a Pensacola, Fla. native assigned to the Naval Oceanographic Office, talks to members of the local media at the Chattanooga Aquarium IMAX during Navy Week Chattanooga. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
Logistics Specialist Seaman Jason Petitfrere, assigned to USS Constitution, talks to a child at the Erlanger Children’s Hospital during Navy Week Chattanooga. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond/Released)
Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen, commander of Navy Medicine West and chief of the Navy Medical Corps, delivers the oath of enlistment to future Sailors, Soldiers and members of the military’s delayed entry program on the Coke Main Stage during the Riverbend Festival Military Appreciation Night as part of Chattanooga Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
Builder 2nd Class Trey Crane, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 2, demonstrates how to operate a remotely operated vehicle to children at the Creative Discovery Museum during Chattanooga Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
Cmdr. Paul Seitz, commanding officer of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Tennessee (SSBN 734), reads to children at the Creative Discovery Museum during Chattanooga Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)

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Waco Navy Week Celebrated

Coinciding with the Heart of Texas Air Show, the second Navy Week celebration of 2018 hosted Sailors in Waco, April 2-8. The primary purpose of the Navy Week program is to increase Navy awareness by presenting the Navy to Americans who live in cities that normally do not have a significant naval presence. Waco Navy Week showcased the mission, capabilities and achievements of the U.S. Navy and provided residents the opportunity to meet Sailors firsthand.

Ann Harder, host of Central Texas Living, speaks to Boatswain’s Mate Seaman David Delgado, left, Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Amber Harned and Lt. Elizabeth Allen, all assigned to USS Constitution, before she interviews them during Navy Week Waco. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular/Released)
McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara shows some of his memorabilia to Rear Adm. Jay Bynum, Chief of Naval Air Training, in McNamara’s office during Waco Navy Week. (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Craig Z. Rodarte/Released)
Children at Metro YMCA present Sailors assigned to USS Constitution with thank you cards after a presentation during Navy Week Waco. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular/Released)
Rear Adm. Jay Bynum, Chief of Naval Air Training and Waco native, speaks at a ceremony honoring Doris “Dorie” Miller on the Waco Riverwalk during Waco Navy Week. (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Craig Z. Rodarte/Released)
Students attending University High School experience the Navy’s virtual reality asset, the “Nimitz”, at the school during Waco Navy Week. The experience consisted of students going through a series of exercises, starting with a briefing, before participating in a virtual high-speed water extraction of a Navy SEAL team pinned down under enemy fire. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer/Released)
Boatswain’s Mate Seaman David Delgado, from Chicago, assigned to USS Constitution, teaches a child how to tie a knot at the Joe Troy Brownfield Boys and Girls Club as part of a Navy Week Waco presentation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular/Released)
Rear Adm. Jay Bynum, chief of naval air training and a Waco, Texas native, throws the first pitch at a Baylor University baseball game at Baylor University during Waco Navy Week. (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Craig Z. Rodarte/Released)

 

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Navy Week Celebrated in San Antonio

Beginning with a kickoff event at the Alamo, the first of 14 scheduled Navy Weeks held across the country, kicked off in San Antonio, Texas, to help celebrate the city’s Tricentennial. Navy Week San Antonio ran Feb. 19 through 25, bringing a variety of events, equipment, and personnel to the city for a weeklong series of engagements with the public, key influencers, and organizations representing all sectors of the community.  Navy Weeks serve as the Navy’s principal outreach effort in areas of the country without a significant Navy presence to educate people and raise awareness about what the U.S. Navy does around the world and its importance to the public.

Crewmembers from USS Constitution parade the colors for the opening ceremony of the San Antonio Navy Week. San Antonio is one of select cities to host a 2018 Navy Week, a week dedicated to raise U.S. Navy awareness through local outreach, community service and exhibitions. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Tiana Coots/Released)
“Shall I board her, sir?” Gas Turbine Systems Technician Mechanical 3rd Class Kyle Brennan assists in the recreation of the USS Constitution verses HMS Guerriere battle. San Antonio is one of select cities to host a 2018 Navy Week, a week dedicated to raise U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Tiana Coots/Released)
Members of Navy Band Southeast perform for residents of the Kerrville Veterans Affairs Medical Center as part of San Antonio Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins/Released)
Vice Adm. Luke McCollum, commander of Navy Reserve Force, tours the campus of Texas A&M University during San Antonio Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ty Connors/Released)
Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Hagan Ward, assigned to USS Constitution, speaks to Pershing Elementary School students during San Antonio Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins/Released)
Force Master of Navy Reserve Force Chris Kotz, speaks to students at Texas A&M University during San Antonio Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ty Connors/Released)
Lt. Jason Sutton, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17), presents a patient at the San Antonio Children’s Hospital with an honorary Sailor certificate during San Antonio Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ty Connors/Released)
Retired Command Master Chief Paul Lachance and Melissa Mullins, staff members at the Naval History and Heritage museum, speak to Junior ROTC students at Marshall High School during San Antonio Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins/Released)
Gregory Pratt, USAA military affairs director, gives a tour of the USAA business campus to Vice Adm. Luke McCollum, commander of Navy Reserve Force, and Force Master of Navy Reserve Force Chief Chris Kotz, during San Antonio Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ty Connors/Released)
Vice Admiral Luke McCollum, Commander, Navy Reserve Force, speaks during a ceremony in San Antonio City Hall as part of San Antonio Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ty Connors/Released)
Chief Aerographer’s Mate Jason Archibald, assigned to the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, speaks to Wiederstein Elementary YMCA after school club students as part of San Antonio Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins/Released)
Sydney Workman and Sarah Holcomb, geologists employed by the Naval Oceanographic Office, speak to Sam Houston High School students as part of San Antonio Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins/Released)
Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician Matthew Ludwig from the EOD Group One speaks with students from Whittier Middle School during San Antonio Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ty Connors/Released)
Vice Adm. Luke McCollum, commander of Navy Reserve Force, speaks with local business-people at a cyber/tech corporate reception during San Antonio Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ty Connors/Released)

Here are a few articles relating to the Navy Week kick off in San Antonio this past week.  http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=104499,  www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=104338, and www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=94210

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Navy Drops Anchor in Indianapolis for Navy Week

Coinciding with the Indiana State Fair, Navy Week Indianapolis, Aug. 7-13, included a week-long series of engagements which brought America’s Navy closer to the people it protects. The U.S. Navy Week program serves as our principal outreach effort into the areas of the country without a significant Navy presence.  The program helps Americans understand that their Navy is deployed around the world, around the clock, and ready to defend America at all times.

Joe Hogsett, mayor of Indianapolis, speaks during the opening ceremony of Navy Week Indianapolis 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Sailors assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Indiana (SSN 789) stand at attention while attending the USS Indianapolis (CA 35) Memorial Ceremony during Navy Week Indianapolis 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Lt. j.g. Jonathan Sessions, supply officer assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Indiana (SSN-789), takes part in a parade at the Indianapolis State Fair during Navy Week Indianapolis. (U.S. Navy photo by Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Erin Bullock/Released)
Sailors assigned to USS Constitution and the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Indiana (SSN 789) socialize after the opening ceremony of Navy Week Indianapolis 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Explosives Ordnance Disposal Technician 3rd Class Cameron Duffy, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 2, emerges from the water at the Indianapolis State Fair during Navy Week Indianapolis. (U.S. Navy photo by Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Erin Bullock/Released)
Rear Adm. Gary Mayes, commander of Navy Region Northwest, speaks at the USS Indianapolis (CA 35) Memorial Ceremony during Navy Week Indianapolis 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Joshua Rodriguez and Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Lawrence Medina, both assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, march in a parade at the Indiana State Fairgrounds during Navy Week Indianapolis 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Lt. Lucas Stone, left, Culinary Specialist 1st Class Alonso Galdamez, Lt. j.g. Jonathan Sessions and Information Technician 2nd Class Schyler Herley, all assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Indiana (SSN 789), take part in a parade at the Indiana State Fairgrounds during Navy Week Indianapolis 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Sailors assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Indiana (SSN 789) meet with Chris Ballard, general manager of the Indianapolis Colts football team, at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center during Navy Week Indianapolis 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Jeffrey Williams, left, and Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Amber Thomas, both assigned to USS Constitution, teach children how to tie knots during Navy Week Indianapolis 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Erin Bullock/Released)
Rear Adm. Gary Mayes, commander of Navy Region Northwest, and Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb shake hands in the Governor’s office during Navy Week Indianapolis 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Hosts Navy Week 2017

The third Navy Week of 2017 was held March 31-April 8 along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  The week long event commenced with the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration.  Dozens of events coordinated by the Navy, brought interactive displays and participants from The U.S. Navy Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs”, EOD teams, Seabees, Navy bands and representing crewmembers from fast-attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782). 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. 

BILOXI, Miss.: The U.S. Navy Southeast Marching Band participates in the Mississippi Bicentennial and Navy Week celebration parade at Centennial Plaza in Gulfport, Mississippi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
The U.S. Navy Southeast Marching Band participates in the Mississippi Bicentennial and Navy Week celebration parade at Centennial Plaza in Gulfport, Mississippi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
Special Operator 1st Class Brandon Peterson, a member of the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, presents the Navy Jack during a skydiving demonstration at Popps Ferry Elementary during Navy Week Gulfport/Biloxi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Eshleman/Released)
Special Operator 1st Class Brandon Peterson, a member of the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, presents the Navy Jack during a skydiving demonstration at Popps Ferry Elementary during Navy Week Gulfport/Biloxi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Eshleman/Released)
Navy Band Southeast performs at Gulfport High School in Gulfport Miss. during Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van'tLeven/Released)
Navy Band Southeast performs at Gulfport High School in Gulfport Miss. during Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
The Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School and Special Boat Team 22, located at the John C. Stennis in Mississippi, participate in an event celebrating the state of Mississippi's Bicentennial. (U.S. Navy photo by Leah Tolbert, NAVSCIATTS Public Affairs Office)
The Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School and Special Boat Team 22, located at the John C. Stennis in Mississippi, participate in an event celebrating the state of Mississippi’s Bicentennial. (U.S. Navy photo by Leah Tolbert, NAVSCIATTS Public Affairs Office)
Sonar Technician 2nd Class (STG2) Jared A. Cassity, and STG2 Matthew T. Brashner, with the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), participate in an American Salvation Army volunteer event in Gulfport Miss. during Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van'tLeven/Released)
Sonar Technician 2nd Class (STG2) Jared A. Cassity, and STG2 Matthew T. Brashner, with the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), participate in an American Salvation Army volunteer event in Gulfport Miss. during Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
Members of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, exit a C-130 Hercules, assigned to the U.S. Air Force 403rd Wing, during a skydiving demonstration above Biloxi High School that was part of Navy Week Gulfport/Biloxi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Eshleman/Released)
Members of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, exit a C-130 Hercules, assigned to the U.S. Air Force 403rd Wing, during a skydiving demonstration above Biloxi High School that was part of Navy Week Gulfport/Biloxi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Eshleman/Released)
Airmen Shelbi Mathis and Joseph Street explain the use of the Fleet Survey Team’s hydrographic survey equipment to visitors at Navy Day at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center during Navy Week Gulfport. (U.S. Navy photo released/by Becky Eckhoff/Released)
Airmen Shelbi Mathis and Joseph Street explain the use of the Fleet Survey Team’s hydrographic survey equipment to visitors at Navy Day at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center during Navy Week Gulfport. (U.S. Navy photo released/by Becky Eckhoff/Released)
The Navy Band Southeast woodwind quintet performs at Gulfport High School in Gulfport Miss. during Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week. Gulfport/Biloxi is one of select regions to host a 2017 Navy Week, a week dedicated to raise U.S. Navy awareness in through local outreach, community service and exhibitions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van'tLeven/Released)
The Navy Band Southeast woodwind quintet performs at Gulfport High School in Gulfport Miss. during Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week. Gulfport/Biloxi is one of select regions to host a 2017 Navy Week, a week dedicated to raise U.S. Navy awareness in through local outreach, community service and exhibitions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)

 

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