Navy Week Set for August 7-13 in Billings
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – The U.S. Navy's famous Blue Angels flight squadron, a tactical parachute team known as the Leap Frogs, along with sailors serving on the USS Montana and USS Billings will be a part of Navy Week, this summer in Billings.
Billings Navy Week, August 7-13, will bring between 50 and 75 Sailors from across the nation to present educational and promotional activities. This will be the first Navy Week hosted by Billings, and the first held in Montana since 2017.
Navy Week program manager Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Chambers says the typical Navy Week agenda includes about 75 events. Billings 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.
• Blue Angels – Flight demonstration squadron.
• Sailors serving on USS Montana (SSN 794), a Virginia-class fast-attack submarine and USS Billings (LCS 15), a Freedom-class littoral combat ship.
• The Leap Frogs, a U.S. Navy Tactical Parachute demonstration team.
• Navy Band Northwest - Performances and masterclasses with Navy Musicians.
• Naval History and Heritage Command – Educational presentations and lesson plans about the deep ties between Billings and 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 Billings 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 Navy Week to Billings," 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.”