Quad Cities Celebrate Navy Week

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The eighth Navy Week of 2019 took America’s Navy to Quad Cities, Iowa, June 24-30.  Navy Weeks play a vital role in connecting the American public with Sailors, assets and Navy equipment. The weeklong engagement introduced the local communities, who do not have frequent visibility of the Navy, with an understanding of why having a strong Navy is so invaluable to our country. Both residents and Sailors interacted in outreach events providing the opportunity to meet Sailors firsthand with a visible awareness of the mission, capabilities and importance of the U.S. Navy.


Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) pose for a picture with Kelly Sullivan Loughren, the ship’s sponsor and granddaughter of Albert Sullivan, one of five brothers who are the namesake for the ship, in front of the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum during a visit to Waterloo, Iowa as part of Quad Cities Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang/Released)

Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Taylor Ruggles, assigned to USS Constitution, discusses life aboard the ship with a member of Lindsay Park Yacht Club during Quad Cities Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Nathan Roth/Released)

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians assigned to EOD Group One suit up a member of the Quad Cities Elite FIRST Robotics Competition Team in a bomb suit at the Arconic Learning Center during Quad Cities Navy Week. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Helen Brown/Released)

Kelly Sullivan Loughren, the sponsor of guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and granddaughter of Albert Sullivan, one of five brothers who are the namesake for the ship, explains the story behind artifacts in the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum to Sailors assigned to USS The Sullivans during a visit to Waterloo, Iowa as part of Quad Cities Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang/Released)

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, diamond pilots perform the Low Break Cross maneuver during a demonstration at the Quad City Air Show at the Davenport Municipal Airport in Davenport, Iowa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)

Members of Navy Band Great Lakes play a concert at the Family Museum during Quad Cities Navy Week. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang/Released)

Sailors assigned to USS Constitution parade the colors before the start of a River Bandits Minor League baseball game during Quad Cities Navy Week. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang/Released)

Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) visit the Sullivan family memorial in Calvary Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa as part of Quad Cities Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang/Released)

After being suited up by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians assigned to EOD Group One, a member of the Quad Cities Elite FIRST Robotics Competition Team greets his peers at the Arconic Learning Center during Quad Cities Navy Week. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Helen Brown/Released)

Hull Technician 3rd Class Pamela Hensley, assigned to USS Constitution, discusses the ship’s hull construction with visitors at Putnam Museum during Quad Cities Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Nathan Roth/Released)

Check to see if a Navy Week is coming to your community.  Scheduled cities in 2019 are:

– 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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The 2013 Warrior Games – A Visual Recap

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So, the Warrior Games has officially come to a close. And, let me say that it’s been an outstanding event. From special visitors, such as Prince Harry and three-time Paralympic medalist Brad Snyder, to the overall domination of now four-time champions the Marines, this year is certainly one to remember. But, every year can’t be forgotten. More than 260 ill, injured and wounded service men and women participate in the Warrior Games, and each one of them puts so much effort and determination into the competition that it’s impossible to not think that each one of them deserves a medal of some sort.

Here is a visual recap of this year’s events.

This year, the US Marines claimed the Champion’s Cup with 100 points, which were attributed from the 36 track-and-field medals, 34 in swimming, 13 medals in shooting and four medals in both archery and cycling, as well as a gold medal in sitting volleyball and a silver in wheelchair basketball. Trailing by 15 points was the US Army, followed by the Navy and then the Air Force.

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