Charleston Hosts Navy Week

The crew of USS Charleston (LCS-18) made a visit to its namesake city for Navy Week, March 11-17, to showcase the mission, capabilities and achievements of the Independence class littoral combat ship. Navy Week Charleston featured more than 80 community outreach events, giving the residents the opportunity to meet Sailors firsthand and get a look at what the U.S. Navy does globally.  Navy Weeks raise awareness of the Navy, and reinforce its importance to the public for a national defense strategy.

Sailors assigned to USS Constitution march in the Charleston, South Carolina St. Patrick’s Day Parade during Charleston Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Donovan Keller/Released)
Rear Adm. Daniel H. Fillion delivers a speech to the senior class at Goose Creek High School in South Carolina during a visit to his alma mater as part of Charleston Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan R. Bair/Released)
A Sailor assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 40 sends hand signals to the pilot and copilot after a MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter landed at St. John’s High School during Charleston Navy Week, March 14. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan R. Bair/Released)
Hull Technician 3rd Class Christian Hensley and Seaman Sarah Chandler, assigned to USS Constitution, discuss the history of the cutlass to a patron of the Charleston Museum during the Charleston South Carolina Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Donovan Keller/Released)
Navy Diver 2nd Class Mitchell LaFave, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, interacts with aquarium visitors while diving in a tank at the South Carolina Aquarium during Charleston Navy Week, March 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan R. Bair/Released)
Navy Diver 2nd Class Dylan Lafountain helps a student try on a Navy-issued dive helmet at the Buist Academy during Charleston Navy Week, March 15, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan R. Bair/Released)
Jim Vermeulen, of Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, speaks with students from Montessori Community School on different types of satellites. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Jacqui Maxwell/Released)
A participant tests the propellers on his remotely operated vehicle before the SeaPerch Charleston Challenge begins at Danny Jones Recreation Complex during Charleston Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan R. Bair/Released)
Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Christian Hensley, assigned to USS Constitution, presents to a patron of USS Yorktown during Charleston Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Donovan Keller/Released)
1Navy Diver 2nd Class Mitchell Lafave monitors a remotely operated vehicle during the SeaPerch Charleston Challenge at Danny Jones Recreation Complex during Charleston Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan R. Bair/Released)
Kendyll Collins, Educational Interpreter at the South Carolina Aquarium, interviews Navy Diver 2nd Class Mitchell LaFave, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, while diving in a tank at the South Carolina Aquarium during Charleston Navy Week. T(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan R. Bair/Released)
The principal of Goose Creek High School, Shameka Washington Ed.S., stops in the media center guiding Rear Adm. Daniel H. Fillion through his alma mater during a visit during Charleston Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan R. Bair/Released)
James Atkins, an IT specialist at Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic, demonstrates a remote-controlled robot to students at the Buist Academy during Charleston Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan R. Bair/Released)
Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Christian Hensley and Lt. Travis Leary, assigned to USS Constitution, speak with museum goers on the history of “Old Ironsides” at the Charleston Museum during Charleston Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan R. Bair/Released)
The U.S. Fleet Forces Band ensemble Brass Band performs at Marion Square during Charleston Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan R. Bair/Released)

Check the list for a Navy Week coming to a community near you.

– Miami, Fla., March 25-31

– Wilmington, N.C., April 1-7

– Puerto Rico, April 8-14

– Oklahoma City, Okla., May 27-June 2

– Nashville, Tenn., June 3-9

– Quad Cities, Iowa, June 24-30

– Duluth, Minn., July 15-21

– Grand Junction, Colo., July 22-28

– Boise, Idaho, Aug. 19-25

– St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 2-8

– Wichita, Kan., Sept. 9-15

– Charleston, W.V., Oct. 14-20


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