Cheyenne Chosen to Host Navy Week

Official U.S. Navy Imagery, Flickr

By Kari Eakins – 4 Mar ’15

Cheyenne is one of 12 cities in the U.S. to be selected to host a 2015 Navy Week, a Navy signature outreach program. Cheyenne Navy Week will be July 13-19, 2015 to coincide with Cheyenne Frontier Days.

“Outreach programs like Navy Weeks are extremely important to ensure Americans outside Fleet concentration areas have the opportunity to connect with their Navy,” said Cmdr. James Stockman, director, Navy Office of Community Outreach. “Navy Weeks allow Americans to meat face-to-face with Navy personnel to increase their understanding that their Navy is a warfighting force, deployed around the world and always ready.”

The Navy plans to include several element in the week-long celebration, including:

  • “Leap Frogs,” The Navy Parachute Team
  • Navy Divers and or Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal teams
  • Sailors from USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world
  • Navy Band musical performances
  • Admirals and other senior Navy leaders
  • Navy simulator(s) and other interactive displays
  • Visits to area schools
  • Community service projects and events with local sports franchises
  • Visits with local veterans