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Sailors assigned to the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) and the U.S. Navy Drill Team pose during a Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity build with organization staff during Springfield Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)

Navy Week Celebrated In Springfield

Navy Week Springfield coincided with the Big E, New England’s Great State Fair, and the largest of its kind on the east coast.  Springfield’s Navy Week focused on a variety of outreach opportunities having more than 100 events coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans and community service and diversity organizations throughout the city.  These events provided residents the opportunity to meet Sailors firsthand and provided a visible example and raised awareness about what the Navy does around the world and its importance to the public.

Capt. Rob Gaucher, chief of staff for Commander, Submarine Forces Atlantic, talks to Sailors assigned to the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) volunteering with Habitat for Humanity during Springfield Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
The U.S. Navy parachute team “Leap Frogs” performs an aerial demonstration at Forest Park during Springfield Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
Members of the USS Constitution conduct a pike team demonstration at the Big E, New England’s Great State Fair, during Springfield Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
Chief Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Andrew Young, assigned to the U.S. Navy parachute team “Leap Frogs”, shows a child how to pack a parachute following an aerial demonstration at Forest Park during Springfield Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
Sailors assigned to the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) and the U.S. Navy Drill Team pose during a Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity build with organization staff during Springfield Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
Medal of Honor recipient retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt Slabinski talks to Sailors assigned to the USS Constitution during a pike team and gun deck demonstration at the Big E, New England’s Great State Fair, during Springfield Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
William O’Donnell, the Department of the Navy administration assistant, talks to Virginia Wimes and Vietnam War veteran Allen Hinton, who was presented a lapel pin to pay tribute to his service, at Forest Park during Springfield Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
Members of the Naval History and Heritage Command answer questions from children at Alfred M Glickman Elementary School during a historical presentation as part of Springfield Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
Sailors assigned to USS Constitution present the colors during the kickoff ceremony for Springfield Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Donovan Keller/Released)
Members of the U.S. Navy parachute team “Leap Frogs” present William O’Donnell, the Department of the Navy administration assistant, with a lithograph during a visit to O’Donnell’s high school, Quabbin Regional High School, as part of Springfield Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
Lt. Bennett Geyer, assigned to the U.S. Navy parachute team “Leap Frogs”, shows a child how to pack a parachute following an aerial demonstration at Forest Park during Springfield Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)
The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard Drill Team performs at Forest Park during Springfield Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vaughan Dill/Released)

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