Navy Week in Mobile, Alabama

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Navy Week Mobile

Public Events Schedule

Navy Week Mobile will consist of various corporate/civic engagements, community relations projects, as well as high school and university events.

Thursday, Feb. 23

8:50 a.m. – Navy Week Mobile Kick-off Event at Battleship Memorial Park

5:30 p.m. – Navy Parachute Team, “Leap Frogs” Jump at Mardi Gras Park---The U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, will perform a jump into Mardi Gras park prior to the evening parade

 

Friday, Feb. 24

TBD – Navy Sailors Participate in Habitat for Humanity Project

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Navy Oceanographic Office at Exploreum Science Museum

6:30 p.m. – Navy Band in Crewe of Columbus Parade

 

Saturday, Feb. 25

8:00 to 10:00 a.m. – USS Mitscher Open for Public Tours

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Navy Oceanographic Office at Exploreum Science Museum

10:30 a.m. – USS Constitution Color Guard in Floral Parade

12:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Divers at Mardi Gras Park with Dive Tank--Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 will have a dive demonstration in a mobile diving tank at Mardi Gras Park.

1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – USS Mitscher Open for Public Tours

2:00 p.m. – Navy Band Concert at USS Alabama Park Pavilion

6:00 p.m. – Navy Band in Mystics of Time Parade

 

Sunday, Feb. 26

8:00 to 10:00 a.m. – USS Mitscher Open for Public Tours

12:00 p.m. – Navy Band Concert at Mardi Gras Park

12:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Divers at Mardi Gras Park with Dive Tank

1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – USS Mitscher Open for Public Tours

5:00 p.m. – Navy Band in Le Krewe de Bienville Parade

 

Monday, Feb. 27

10:30 a.m. – USS Constitution Color Guard in King’s Parade

12:00 p.m. – Navy Band in Floral Parade

12:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Navy Community Relations Project at Feeding the Gulf Coast Food Bank

4:30 p.m. – Navy Band Concert at Mardi Gras Park

 

Tuesday, Feb. 28

8:00 to 10:00 a.m. – USS Mitscher Open for Public Tours

1:00 p.m. – Navy Band in King Felix III Parade

1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – USS Mitscher Open for Public Tours

 

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Mobile's Dial-A-Sailor Program

What the program is:

Mobile community outreach to our Sailors

When:

Starting Now! The first of many US Navy Ships are arriving in Mobile for both

Navy Week

Mardi Gras

For: Mobile Southern Hospitality to our troops

Via : Individuals can Dial-A-Sailor to take them out into our

community

To: Mardi Gras events, or dinner, or church services, or Schools, or tours of

the area, or Mosques, or Shabbat dinner, or to the beach, or fishing or

whatever......

How: call 251- 432-7339

VISITING NAVY OFFICE” and SPEAK WITH ATTENDING NAVY PERSONNEL

or with Alma Bragg

Who: Anyone who wants to show MOBILE'S SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY TO OUR TROOPS

The VISITING USS MITSCSHER, DDGS57 AS WELL AS CREW MEMBERS

FROM THE USS GABRIELLE GIFFORDS are here Now.

 

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Mobile Selected for 2017 Navy Week

America’s Navy is coming home to Mobile in 2017, one of 15 cities selected to host a

Navy Week, one of the Navy’s signature outreach programs.

Mobile Navy Week is scheduled for February 22-28, 2017, coincident with a port visit

from USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and the city’s Mardi Gras celebration, and is designed to give area

residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people and its importance to national

security and prosperity. The Navy plans to include the following elements in the week-long

celebration:

- The Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs

- USS Constitution Sailors

- Navy Divers and Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams

- Navy Band musical performances

- Navy Oceanographic Office

- Navy Environmental

- Senior Navy Leadership

- Port visit from USS Mitscher (DDG 57)

- Namesake Sailors from USS Alabama (SSBN 731)

- Navy simulator(s) and other interactive displays

- Visits to area schools

- Community service projects and events with local organizations

- Visits with local veterans

Since 2005, the Navy Week program has served as the Navy’s signature outreach effort

into areas of the country which do not have a significant Navy presence, with 195 Navy Weeks

being held in 71 different U.S. cities.

“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 Cmdr. John Gay, Director of the Navy 

Office of Community Outreach, which plans and executes the Navy Week program. “Because

the Navy is concentrated primarily on both coasts, we’re challenged to communicate our mission

away from fleet concentration areas. That’s where the Navy Week program comes in.”

Navy Weeks focus a variety of outreach assets, equipment and personnel on a single city

for a week-long series of engagements with key influencers and organizations representing all

sectors of the market.

"During a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic,

government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the

city," said Lt. Cmdr. Brett Dawson, Navy Office of Community Outreach Event Planning

Department. "We bring in as much of the Navy as we can. The Navy Parachute Team, bands,

divers, Seabees, USS Constitution, EOD teams, crews of ships and submarines that are named

after a city or state or have a tie to the area, hometown Sailors, interactive displays and

equipment, and Navy recruiting assets all have participated in the Navy Week program."

Read more : http://outreach.navy.mil/Navy-Weeks/Mobile/

Read more: http://95ksj.iheart.com/calendar/february-22-2017/navy-week-in-mobile-546801/#ixzz4ZY89bHMB

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