To help Americans stay connected to their Navy while staying safe at home, the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) is bringing a Virtual Navy Week to Salt Lake City, Utah from Sept. 14-18, in lieu of an in-person event.
The Virtual Salt Lake City Navy Week will seek to re-create as much of the originally planned demonstrations and shows as possible online. Engagements will include live events on social media, demonstrations, interviews, and local media coverage of:
- Senior Navy Leadership – Receiving a proclamation from Gov. Gary Herbert, and being a part of a live conversation on social media.
- Social media live conversations with native Salt Lake City sailors
- Navy Band Northwest - Virtual performances
- Naval History and Heritage Command – Naval heroes from Utah and Naval ships with historical ties to Utah
- USS Constitution - Virtual tours aboard the oldest commissioned ship in the Navy
- Naval Academy Midshipmen social media live events
- Navy Leap Frogs video and live interviews on STEM topics
- Live interview with leadership from Blue Star Families of Utah
Salt Lake City has been the site of previous in-person Navy Weeks in 2007, 2010, 2015, and 2017. By going virtual, the Navy is able to work with its great network of Navy partners to provide opportunities to interact with the Navy in live-streamed events, and videos. The Navy aims to provide content to the local and surrounding communities of Salt Lake City looking for fun and engaging content to include band performances, Navy history reviews relevant to Utah and STEM-type subjects, which are a part of Navy operations.
Media organizations wishing to cover Salt Lake City’s Virtual Navy Week events should contact Isaiah Sellers at firstname.lastname@example.org.