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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)
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)

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 defend 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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