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 VantLeven/Released)
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.