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Tucson Arizona

February 20-26


Navy Week Information

Tucson will host the city's first Navy Week since 2020 when the Navy visits the area for a week of events February 20-26, in conjunction with the La Fiesta de los Vaqueros - The Tucson Rodeo. 

Tucson Navy Week brings Sailors from across the fleet to the area to emphasize the importance of the Navy to Tucson, the state of Arizona, and the nation. Rear Admiral Brad Rosen, commander, Navy Region Southwest, will serve as the Navy’s senior executive host. 

Participating Navy organizations include:

  • Namesake Sailors from USS Tucson (SSN 770), USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), and USS John S. McCain (DDG 56)
  • Navy Band Southwest
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One
  • USS Constitution
  • Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
  • United States Ceremonial Guard
  • Navy Reserve Center Tucson
  • Navy Talent Acquisition Group Phoenix
  • Navy Supply Systems Command
  • Navy History and Heritage Command
  • U.S. Naval Academy
  • U.S. America Vietnam War Commemoration
  • Department of the Navy – Office of Small Business Programs
  • U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

More than 75 Sailors will participate in education and community outreach events throughout the city, including the Tucson Rodeo & Parade.

This is the third Navy Week hosted by the city of Tucson since the Navy Week program started in 2005.

Cmdr. Robert Burke, commanding officer, USS Cincinnati (LCS 20), and a native of Tucson is excited to return to Tucson for Navy Week. Burke graduated from Palo Verde High School and Northern Arizona University.

“I am honored to represent the U.S. Navy and share my experiences with my hometown during Tucson Navy Week,” said Burke. “I am filled with gratitude that the leadership skills, work ethic, and resiliency I developed growing up in Tucson have enabled my service.”

Navy Weeks are the service’s signature outreach program, designed to allow the citizens of Tucson to learn about the Navy, its people, and its importance to national security and prosperity. 

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.

For more information on Tucson Navy Week, contact Lt. Jill Brown at (901) 302-0867 or (214) 402-4444, or

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