Savannah Navy Week brings Sailors from throughout the fleet to the world to emphasise the significance of the Navy to Savannah, the state of Georgia, and the Nation.
Collaborating Navy organizations embrace Navy Band Southeast, Underwater Development Crew 1, USS Structure, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (METOC), United States Ceremonial Guard, Navy Operational Help Command (NOSC) Augusta, Naval Info Operations Command (NIOC) Georgia, Navy Recruiting Command, Navy Expertise Acquisition Group (NTAG) Jacksonville, Navy Historical past and Heritage Command, the nuclear-power Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729), and the just lately commissioned Independence-class Littoral Fight Ship USS Savannah (LCS 28).
Greater than 75 Sailors will take part in schooling and group outreach occasions all through town, together with the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade. All collaborating instructions will comply with DOD, CDC, state, and native tips for security in the course of the present pandemic.
The Navy’s senior government host is Rear Admiral Susan BryerJoyner, Navy Enterprise Networks & Cybersecurity Division Director. Rear Adm. BryerJoyner is a local of Savannah and a graduate of Hershel V. Jenkins Excessive Faculty. Throughout Savannah Navy Week, she’s going to take part in group engagements, meet with college students, and communicate with native companies, civic, schooling, and authorities leaders.
“I’m excited to characterize the Navy and interact with town of Savannah,” stated BryerJoyner. “My expertise rising up in Savannah instilled a way of accountability, confidence, and deep appreciation for the energy of variety that has fueled my service to the Nation. I’m honored to return house and discuss how the Navy shares the values I realized rising up and the drive to serve and succeed, which I realized as a pupil at Hershel V. Jenkins.”
Navy Weeks are a collection of outreach occasions coordinated by the Navy Workplace of Neighborhood Outreach designed to offer People a possibility to be taught in regards to the Navy, its folks, and its significance to nationwide safety and prosperity. Since 2005, the Navy Week program has served because the Navy’s flagship outreach effort into areas of the nation and not using a vital Navy presence, offering the general public a firsthand take a look at why the Navy issues to cities like Savannah.
“We’re excited to convey Navy Week to Savannah,” stated NAVCO’s director, Cmdr. John Fage. “Navy Weeks give us the chance to assist join People to their Navy. We’re wanting ahead to securely and responsibly constructing these connections within the Savannah space and displaying everybody why their Navy is so essential.”
All through the week, Sailors will take part in numerous group occasions throughout the world, together with participating with college students throughout a number of excessive colleges and volunteering for town of Savannah, the Salvation Army, Frank Cullen Boys and Ladies Membership, America’s Second Harvest, and Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity. Residents will even get pleasure from free stay music by Navy Band Southeast at venues all through the week.
Savanna Navy Week is one in every of 14 Navy Weeks in 2022, which brings a wide range of belongings, gear, and personnel to a single metropolis for a weeklong collection of engagements designed to convey America’s Navy nearer to the folks it protects. Every year, this system reaches greater than 140 million folks — about half the U.S. inhabitants.
Media organizations wishing to cowl Savannah Navy Week occasions ought to contact Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Kelsey at (901) 302-5166 or email@example.com.