US sailors to visit West Virginia as part of Navy Week

Sailors assigned to USS Mesa Verde take a tour of Enstrom Candy Company during a community engagement event in Grand Junction, Colo., as part of Western Slope Navy Week on July 22, 2019. The Navy Week program brings sailors, equipment and displays to approximately 14 American cities each year.


By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: August 14, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A U.S. Navy outreach program is heading to West Virginia this fall.

The Navy says in a news release that sailors from across the United States will visit Charleston for Navy Week from Oct. 7 through 13.

Among the visitors will be senior Navy leadership, sailors from the USS West Virginia, and Navy divers and explosive ordnance disposal teams. Performances from the U.S. Fleet Forces Band will be included.

The Navy Week program focuses on areas of the country that don't have a significant Navy presence. Navy Officer of Community Outreach director Cmdr. Linda Rojas says the program is "designed to help Americans understand why having a strong Navy is critical to the American way of life."

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