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U.S. Navy ready to descend on Cleveland for Navy Week

August 21, 2018

U.S. Navy ready to descend on Cleveland for Navy Week

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The U.S. Navy is preparing to drop anchor in the city for Navy Week.

The Cleveland stop, just one of 14 Navy Weeks being held this year, is scheduled to take place from Monday, August 27 through Sunday, Sept. 2.

The idea is to expose Clevelanders to the Navy so they learn about and see first-hand what sailors do, while also creating a dialogue between the military branch and residents.

Navy Week last came to town in 2012.

A number of activities and events are planned, including: performances by the Navy Band and drill team, displays on Navy history, a Navy night at Progressive Field, virtual reality simulator and more. The entertainment will culminate with a performance by the legendary Blue Angels at the Cleveland National Air Show.

“Our sailors are extremely excited to visit Cleveland and showcase just a small portion of our Navy’s capabilities to the American public,” said Lt. David Carter, lead planner for Navy Week. “The pride and professionalism they’ll display is just a snapshot of the larger U.S. Navy force that stands ready daily to carry out our nation’s work across the globe.”

The Navy is also hosting a joint outreach event with Cleveland safety forces at Luke Easter Park.

“We find that in a lot of the cities we visit, people just want to know where they can ‘see’ Navy Week or connect with our visiting sailors,” Carter said. “Events like our Wednesday night program are designed exactly for that purpose. They’ll have an opportunity to see and interact with all of our assets in one place at one time and watch performances from the Navy Band and the drill team. When you combine that with all of the exciting stuff the City of Cleveland is bringing, it’s shaping up to be a phenomenal night.”

For a schedule of Navy Week events, go to www.outreach.navy.mil.

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