Albuquerque has been announced as one of 15 U.S. cities selected this year to host a Navy Week, one of the Navy’s signature outreach programs. Albuquerque Navy Week is scheduled for Sept. 12-18, which also coincides with the New Mexico State Fair.
Kickoff Event 12 September
The program is designed to give area residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people and its importance to national security and prosperity, organizers said in a news release. The Albuquerque Navy Week will kick off on 12 September at 1030 am, with a ceremony at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial’s Amphitheater at 1100 Louisiana SE.
The Ceremony will also feature the US Navy Band. The Ceremony will be followed with refreshments and a brief reception in the Memorials Visitor Center. There is ample parking at the Memorial.
Navy Week Events
Navy Week’s week-long celebration will include events featuring:
- Navy Divers and Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams
- Sailors from USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world
- Navy Band musical performances
Senior Navy leaders, who will engage with local corporate, civic, government and education leaders
- Navy STEM Vehicle”
- Visits to area schools
- Community service projects
- Visits with local veterans
- Navy Medicine Ambassadors
- Leapfrogs, U.S. Navy Parachute Team
About Navy Week
The Navy Week program since 2005 has served as the service’s signature outreach effort into areas which have no significant Navy presence, with 181 Navy Weeks being held in 68 different U.S. cities, organizers said.
“Navy Weeks are designed to help Americans understand that their Navy protects and defends America on the world’s oceans, that their Navy is deployed around the world around the clock, and is ready to defend America at all times,” said John Wallach, Deputy Director of the Navy Office of Community Outreach, which plans and executes the Navy Week program.
For updated information on Navy Week events and activities visit: http://outreach.navy.mil/Navy-Weeks/Albuquerque/