The Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO)’s mission is to connect Americans with their Navy, and this is one of the main reasons why I joined the U.S. Navy Reserves – to connect the American people in communities across the country to our Navy, which remains vital during times of peace, war, and in the difficult times we now face, like the global pandemic of COVID-19 and the challenges it has brought to all facets of life.
In order to keep people safe and healthy, but still remain connected during these times, NAVCO has continues to reach out with Americans in the virtual realm.
This week, Madison Virtual Navy Week is in full force; filled with dynamic, compelling events including virtual tours of the USS Constitution, history lessons conducted by the Naval History and Heritage Command, personal stories from our Sailors, and patriotic performances by the Navy Band Great Lakes, just to name a few.
Here are just a few of tomorrow’s events that I’m excited to share with family and friends. There are many more to come.
Friday, July 17
- 11:00 AM: Navy Band Great Lakes Lunchtime Virtual Performance: Enjoy a virtual lunchtime concert by the talented musicians of Navy Band Great Lakes.
- 1:00 PM: Interview and STEM demonstration: Ever wonder who uses that math you learned in high school? The Navy does! Hear Midshipman 2/c Mitchell Jorgensen, US Naval Academy Class of 2022, from Madison, WI, share a math and STEM demonstration.
Feel free to check out the entire schedule. If you see something you like, share it with friends using #NavyWeek. There will be a number of wonderful events, but don’t worry if you’ve missed something – most events are available from the NAVCO Facebook Page!
Lt. Omari Faulkner, U.S. Navy Reserves