May 16-22

CONTACT INFO
Navy Coordinator
NavyWeeks@Navy.Mil
(901) 874-5590

Richmond Virginia

The U.S. Navy is preparing to bring a Navy Week to Richmond, VA during the week of May 16-22, as the fifth Navy Week of the calendar year.

If health conditions permit, the Navy will conduct education and community outreach throughout Richmond and the surrounding communities.

Richmond Navy Week will bring between 50 and 75 Sailors from across the Nation to volunteer throughout the community and discuss why the Navy matters to Richmond. This is the first Navy Week held in Richmond.

Richmond Navy Week will feature in-person demonstrations, performances, and engagements throughout the week that will include:

  • Senior Navy Leaders – Flag officer and senior civilian Navy leaders with ties to Richmond and the surrounding area.
  • Namesake Sailors – Sailors serving on USS Virginia (SSN 774), nuclear powered attack submarine and the lead ship of her class.
  • United States Fleet Forces Band -Performances and masterclasses with Navy Musicians.
  • Naval History and Heritage Command – Educational presentations and lesson plans about the deep ties between Colorado and the Navy. 
  • USS Constitution – Demonstrations about the oldest commissioned ship in the Navy.
  • Navy Expeditionary Combat Command – Educational STEM presentations and fitness demonstrations by technicians, medics, and divers. 
  • U.S. Navy SEALs and Special Warfare Combat Craft Crew– Demonstrations and Static displays. 
  • U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command – Educational presentation on the importance of atmospheric and oceanographic science and the overall value of STEM education to the Navy.

Every Sailor selected to participate in Richmond Navy Week, except those with an approved waiver for health or religious reasons, will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Furthermore, the Navy Office of Community Outreach will work closely with community partners in Richmond and follow guidance from public health officials.

Navy Weeks are the service’s signature outreach program, designed to allow the citizens of Richmond to learn about the Navy, its people, and its importance to national security and prosperity. The Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) coordinates Navy Weeks.

“We are very excited to bring Navy Week to Richmond,” said NAVCO’s director, Cmdr. John Fage. “Navy Weeks give us the opportunity to help connect Americans to their Navy. We are looking forward to safely and responsibly building those connections in the Richmond area and showing everyone why their Navy is so important.”

Since 2005, the Navy Week program has served as the Navy’s flagship outreach effort to regions without a significant Navy presence, with over 250 Navy Weeks held in more than 80 different U.S. markets.

“We coordinate about 75 outreach events during a Navy Week,” said NAVCO Navy Week program manager Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Chambers. “Outreach events range from corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service engagements.”

For more information on Richmond Navy Week, contact Lt. Joel Borrelli-Boudreau at (443) 223-6613 or joel.l.borrelliboudreau.mil@us.navy.mil.

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