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