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Navy Week Celebrated in Puerto Rico for the First Time

18 April 2019

18 April 2019

San Juan welcomed members of the U.S. Navy during the first Puerto Rico Navy Week, April 8-14.  Hailed as the Island of Enchantment, the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico hosted the first Navy Week outside the continental U.S., introducing the local communities to the importance of the U.S. Navy.  Sailors showcased the mission, capabilities and achievements of the U.S. Navy through a variety of community outreach events, giving residents the opportunity to meet Sailors and get a look at what the U.S. Navy does globally.  The Navy Week program raises awareness of the Navy and reinforces its importance to the national defense strategy.

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190408-N-XL376-1022 JUANA DÍAZ, Puerto Rico (April 8, 2019) Cmdr. Charles Knight, assigned to Navy Recruiting Detachment Jacksonville, engages in a conversation with Angel Pagan, an Army veteran, former private first class assigned to the 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneers and awardee of the Purple Heart Medal, as part of a meet-and-greet event during Navy Week Puerto Rico at La Casa Del Veterano, a veterans home in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico. Navy Weeks focus a variety of outreach assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements with key influencers and organizations representing all sectors of the market. During a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the city. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maria G. Llanos/Released)
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190408-N-XL376-1022 JUANA DÍAZ, Puerto Rico (April 8, 2019) Cmdr. Charles Knight, assigned to Navy Recruiting Detachment Jacksonville, engages in a conversation with Angel Pagan, an Army veteran, former private first class assigned to the 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneers and awardee of the Purple Heart Medal, as part of a meet-and-greet event during Navy Week Puerto Rico at La Casa Del Veterano, a veterans home in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico. Navy Weeks focus a variety of outreach assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements with key influencers and organizations representing all sectors of the market. During a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the city. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maria G. Llanos/Released)
Photo By: Seaman Maria Llanos
VIRIN: 190408-N-XL376-1022

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190409-N-XL376-2157 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (April 9, 2019) Lt. Tim Loret and Explosive Ordnance Disposal 3rd Class Dan Livesay, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 demonstrate an explosive ordnance disposal bomb suit to one of the children at Boys and Girls Club during Navy Week Puerto Rico. Navy Weeks focus a variety of outreach assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements with key influencers and organizations representing all sectors of the market. During a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the city. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maria G. Llanos/Released)
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190409-N-XL376-2157 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (April 9, 2019) Lt. Tim Loret and Explosive Ordnance Disposal 3rd Class Dan Livesay, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 demonstrate an explosive ordnance disposal bomb suit to one of the children at Boys and Girls Club during Navy Week Puerto Rico. Navy Weeks focus a variety of outreach assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements with key influencers and organizations representing all sectors of the market. During a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the city. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maria G. Llanos/Released)
Photo By: Seaman Maria Llanos
VIRIN: 190409-N-XL376-2157
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190410-N-QY430-1091 JUANA DIAZ, Puerto Rico. (April 10, 2019) Elba Ruiz, a World War II veteran and one of the first 13 female nurses from Puerto Rico’s Women’s Army Corps, meets Capt. Miguel Cubano, commanding officer of Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas as part of a meet-and-greet event during Navy Week Puerto Rico. Navy Weeks focus a variety of outreach assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements with key influencers and organizations representing all sectors of the market. During a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the city. (US Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Rafael Martie/Released)
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190410-N-QY430-1091 JUANA DIAZ, Puerto Rico. (April 10, 2019) Elba Ruiz, a World War II veteran and one of the first 13 female nurses from Puerto Rico’s Women’s Army Corps, meets Capt. Miguel Cubano, commanding officer of Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas as part of a meet-and-greet event during Navy Week Puerto Rico. Navy Weeks focus a variety of outreach assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements with key influencers and organizations representing all sectors of the market. During a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the city. (US Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Rafael Martie/Released)
Photo By: MCC Rafael Martie
VIRIN: 190410-N-QY430-1091

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190408-N-XL376-1025 JUANA DÍAZ, Puerto Rico (April 8, 2019) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Yolyvette Ceneto, assigned to Navy Recruiting Detachment Jacksonville, engages in a conversation with National Guard veteran Monserrate Quiñones Segui, who served in the Korean War, as part of a meet-and-greet event during Navy Week Puerto Rico at La Casa Del Veterano, a veterans home in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico. Navy Weeks focus a variety of outreach assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements with key influencers and organizations representing all sectors of the market. During a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the city. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maria G. Llanos/Released)
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190408-N-XL376-1025 JUANA DÍAZ, Puerto Rico (April 8, 2019) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Yolyvette Ceneto, assigned to Navy Recruiting Detachment Jacksonville, engages in a conversation with National Guard veteran Monserrate Quiñones Segui, who served in the Korean War, as part of a meet-and-greet event during Navy Week Puerto Rico at La Casa Del Veterano, a veterans home in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico. Navy Weeks focus a variety of outreach assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements with key influencers and organizations representing all sectors of the market. During a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the city. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maria G. Llanos/Released)
Photo By: Seaman Maria Llanos
VIRIN: 190408-N-XL376-1025

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190408-N-KC438-0001 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (April 8, 2019) Personnel Specialist 1st Class Andrew Amstutz, assigned to USS Constitution, gives a presentation about the history of "Old Ironsides" to students at Colegio Sagrado Corazones during Navy Week San Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan is one of the selected cities to host a 2019 Navy Week, a week dedicated to raising U.S. Navy awareness through local outreach, community service and exhibitions. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Olivia K. Manley/Released)
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190408-N-KC438-0001 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (April 8, 2019) Personnel Specialist 1st Class Andrew Amstutz, assigned to USS Constitution, gives a presentation about the history of "Old Ironsides" to students at Colegio Sagrado Corazones during Navy Week San Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan is one of the selected cities to host a 2019 Navy Week, a week dedicated to raising U.S. Navy awareness through local outreach, community service and exhibitions. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Olivia K. Manley/Released)
Photo By: Airman Olivia Manley
VIRIN: 190408-N-KC438-0001
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190409-N-XL376-2025 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (April 9, 2019) Seaman Joel Parodi Perez, assigned to USS Constitution, presents a cutlass to kids at Boys and Girls Club during Navy Week Puerto Rico. Navy Weeks focus a variety of outreach assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements with key influencers and organizations representing all sectors of the market. During a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the city. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maria G. Llanos/Released)
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190409-N-XL376-2025 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (April 9, 2019) Seaman Joel Parodi Perez, assigned to USS Constitution, presents a cutlass to kids at Boys and Girls Club during Navy Week Puerto Rico. Navy Weeks focus a variety of outreach assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements with key influencers and organizations representing all sectors of the market. During a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the city. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maria G. Llanos/Released)
Photo By: Seaman Maria Llanos
VIRIN: 190409-N-XL376-2025
 

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190409-N-XL376-2098 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (April 9, 2019) Explosive Ordnance Disposal 3rd Class Ryan Miller, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 12 demonstrates a small unmanned ground vehicle at Boys and Girls Club during Navy Week Puerto Rico. Navy Weeks focus a variety of outreach assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements with key influencers and organizations representing all sectors of the market. During a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the city. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maria G. Llanos/Released)
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190409-N-XL376-2098 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (April 9, 2019) Explosive Ordnance Disposal 3rd Class Ryan Miller, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 12 demonstrates a small unmanned ground vehicle at Boys and Girls Club during Navy Week Puerto Rico. Navy Weeks focus a variety of outreach assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements with key influencers and organizations representing all sectors of the market. During a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the city. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maria G. Llanos/Released)
Photo By: MCSN Maria Llanos
VIRIN: 190409-N-XL376-2098

Check to see if a Navy Week is coming to your community.  Scheduled cities in 2019 are: - Oklahoma City, Okla., May 27-June 2 - Nashville, Tenn., June 3-9 - Quad Cities, Iowa, June 24-30 - Duluth, Minn., July 15-21 - Grand Junction, Colo., July 22-28 - Boise, Idaho, Aug. 19-25 - St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 2-8 - Wichita, Kan., Sept. 9-15 - Charleston, W.V., Oct. 14-20

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