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Spokane Hosts Navy Week 2017

Sailors interacted with residents of Spokane, Washington, in a series of community outreach events during Spokane Navy Week, May 15-21.  Sailors performed public concerts, visited a children’s hospital, and participated in school events and community projects. Additionally, members of the Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One trained with the Spokane Police Bomb Squad.  The Navy …

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Celebrating Navy Week in Memphis

Coinciding with the Memphis Air Show and Naval Support Activity Mid-South’s Centennial, the fourth Navy Week of 2017 hosted Sailors during Memphis Navy Week May 8-14.  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 …

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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, …

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Celebrating Navy Week in Austin

Texas’ capital hosted members of the U.S. Navy during Austin Navy Week. As ceremonies started, Gov. Greg Abbott delivered a proclamation to Navy Vice Chief of Information Rear Adm. Robert Durand declaring March 18-24 as Navy Week. Navy Week Austin is the second of 15 Navy Weeks.  in 2017.  The Navy …

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Celebrating Navy Week at Natchez 300

Navy Week Natchez, has become a part of Natchez, Mississippi’s year-long celebration of Natchez 300 – its 300th anniversary. From Sept. 11-14, more than 80 Sailors and U.S. Navy civilians participated in community relations projects with local veterans, visits with patients at Merit Health Natchez, and veterans at Glenburney and Adams County …

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Why Navy History Matters to Illinois

By Alexis Cutler, Intern Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Illinois’ Navy Ship History Did you know the second Navy vessel to bear the name USS Illinois is planned to enter the Fleet in 2016? Illinois’ first Navy ship was the battleship USS Illinois (BB-7). Commissioned on …

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Why Navy History Matters to Rhode Island

The Navy started its relationship with the great state of Rhode Island way back during the American Revolution when Rhode Island-native Esek Hopkins became the only Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy on Jan. 5, 1776. The Navy’s first ship relating to the state was the Providence, a sloop …

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Presence Matters: A Strong Navy

Editor’s note: This was originally published April 19, 2014 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. By Juan Garcia Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Manpower and Reserve Affairs For the next seven days, America’s Navy is celebrating Dallas-Fort Worth Navy Week to demonstrate and explain how the service, “The Global Force for …

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