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Austin Navy Week Activities: March 20th – March 24th

Austin Navy Week Activities: March 20th – March 24th

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Throughout the year, the Navy gives cities across the country their own Navy Week, an opportunity to encounter history, tradition and service up close. Throughout this week (March 18th -24th), Austinites will get a chance to:

· Listen to live performances from Navy Band Southwest
· Meet “living museum” sailors from the USS CONSTITUTION
· Honor the fallen at a wreath-laying ceremony
· Witness an enlistment ceremony as young Texans pledge to serve their country

The following is a list of coverage opportunities throughout the week, offering visuals ranging from sailors in uniform interacting with Austinites, sailors doing community service projects, Navy band members conducting music clinics in local schools and more.

MONDAY, 3/20/17
· 9am – noon: USS CONSTITUTION sailors and the Navy’s state of the art, immersive experience focusing on the STEM disciplines will inform and inspire young visitors to Rodeo Austin.
· Noon: Navy Band Southwest performs at Rodeo Austin (outdoor stage)

TUESDAY, 3/21/17: Capitol Day
· 8:30am – Noon: Community service project at Community First Village in East Austin.
· 9am – noon: USS CONSTITUTION & STEM experience at Rodeo Austin
· 11am – 11:30am: Wreath-laying ceremony at the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument featuring remarks from VADM Bono, a bugler playing taps and the Navy Ceremonial Guard.
· Noon: Navy Band Southwest concert in the Capitol Rotunda.
· Noon: Navy Band Southwest performs at Rodeo Austin (outdoor stage)

WEDNESDAY, 3/22/17: Rodeo Day
· 9am – noon: USS CONSTITUTION & STEM experience at Rodeo Austin
· 9:30: Navy Band Southwest and Navy Color Guard play the national anthem at the PGA World Golf Championships Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club.
· 9am – noon: Sailor service project at Central Texas Food Bank.
· Noon: Navy Band Southwest performs at Rodeo Austin (outdoor stage)
· 5pm: Military and First Responders Day at Rodeo Austin will feature an enlistment ceremony for ten young Texans entering military service, officiated by Austin-based 1-star Admiral Robert Durand and the National Anthem by a Navy Band vocalist in uniform.
· 7:30pm: Navy Band plays National Anthem at the Texas Star hockey game at the HEB Center.

THURSDAY, 3/23/17: City Day
· 9am – noon: USS CONSTITUTION & STEM experience at Rodeo Austin
· 10am – 2pm: Navy Medical Ambassadors, EODGRU1 and submarine USS TEXAS sailors educate visitors to the Austin Aquarium.
· Noon: Navy Band Southwest performs at Rodeo Austin (outdoor stage)
· 6pm: Navy Week Proclamation with Mayor Adler and VADM Bono at the Austin City Council meeting with a performance by the Navy Band’s woodwind quintet.
· 7pm: Navy Band’s brass band concert on the Austin City Hall steps with Navy Ceremonial Guard performance.

FRIDAY, 3/24/17
· 9am – noon: USS CONSTITUTION & STEM experience at Rodeo Austin

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March 23rd, 2017

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