Navy Week 2010 continues to go around America, bringing the Navy closer to the American public. This week, the Navy spends time in Twin Cities, Minnesota, in conjunction with Aquatennial.
Navy Week – Twin Cities is being observed from July 17, Saturday, until July 25, Sunday. It was kicked off on Saturday through the Navy’s participation at the Minnesota Air Expo, which was scheduled for July 17 to 18. The Navy gave those who attended the Air Expo a chance to get real-life Navy experience through the Navy Flight Simulator and the SEAL Accelerator. Through the flight simulator, one can get to experience how it feels like to be in the cockpit of an F/A-18 fighter jet, while the SEAL Accelerator provides print, video and online interaction with real-life Navy SEAL stories.
On Monday, Navy Sailors will work with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) in an effort to find a way to eliminate starvation in children worldwide, by helping people become compassionate towards those who are in need.
As always, there will be Navy Admirals in attendance who will serve as guest speakers at various events throughout the week. On Tuesday, Vice Admiral John J. Donnelly, the Commander of the Allied Submarine Command, will be the keynote speaker at the weekly Downtown Kiwanis meeting. The other Admiral who will participate in Navy Week – Twin Cities is Rear Admiral Lothrop S. Little, the Commander of the Navy Reserve Forces Command.
Tuesday is also designated as Navy Day with the Saint Paul Saints. People are invited to come to Midway Park from 11 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon. The Leap Frogs will once again show their stuff and jump into the stadium, while the Navy Honor Guard will present the colors.