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Naval Oceanography Sets Sail for Milwaukee

11 April 2023

From Melissa Heintz

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - The U.S. Navy is preparing to bring a Navy Week to Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the week of July 17-23, as the eighth Navy Week of the calendar year.

The U.S. Navy is preparing to bring a Navy Week to Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the week of July 17-23, as the eighth Navy Week of the calendar year.

Milwaukee Navy Week will bring between 50 and 75 Sailors from across the nation to volunteer throughout the community and discuss why the Navy matters to Milwaukee. This will be the fourth Navy Week hosted by Milwaukee and the surrounding communities. The program last visited Milwaukee in 2018.

Milwaukee Navy Week will feature in-person demonstrations, performances, and engagements throughout the week that will include:
• Senior Navy Leaders – Flag officer and senior civilian Navy leaders with ties to Milwaukee and the surrounding area.
• Namesake Sailors – Sailors serving on USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), a Freedom-class littoral combat ship.
• Navy Band Great Lakes – Performances and masterclasses with Navy Musicians.
• Naval History and Heritage Command – Educational presentations and lesson plans about the deep ties between Wisconsin and the Navy.
• USS Constitution – Demonstrations about the oldest commissioned ship in the Navy.
• Navy Expeditionary Combat Command – Educational STEM presentations and fitness demonstrations by technicians, medics, and divers.
• U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command – Educational presentation on the importance of atmospheric and oceanographic science and the overall value of STEM education to the Navy.

Navy Weeks are the service’s signature outreach program, designed to allow the citizens of Milwaukee to learn about the Navy, its people, and its importance to national security and prosperity. The Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) coordinates Navy Weeks.

"We are excited to bring the Navy Week program to Milwaukee," said NAVCO's director, Cmdr. Anthony Falvo. “Seapower and America’s Navy are more important now than ever before. The U.S. Navy remains our nation’s most powerful instrument of military influence and Navy Weeks allow us to showcase how the Navy serves America at sea, in the air, and ashore.”

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.

“We coordinate about 75 outreach events during a Navy Week through corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, and community service engagements,” said NAVCO Navy Week program manager Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Chambers. “We are looking forward to another great year of engagements and bringing the Navy to every corner of the United States.”

For more information on Milwaukee Navy Week, contact Melissa Heintz at (703) 203-4352 or


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