ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The U.S. Navy has selected St. Louis as a site for one of six Navy Weeks in 2014.
Navy Week is a community outreach program for cities without a significant Navy presence. It is designed to teach residents about the Navy, its people and what they are doing to protect and serve our country.
Over 75 events are planned that incorporate several organizations in the city and key Navy leaders.
- "Blue Angels," The Navy Flight Demonstration Team
- "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, who will engage with local corporate, civic, government and education 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
St. Louis is set to host Navy Week from Apr. 28 to May 4, 2014. The scheduling coincides with the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show.
Other cities selected to host a 2014 Navy Week include Dallas/Fort Worth, Pittsburgh, Omaha, Neb., Mobile, Ala. and Baltimore.
KSDK intern David Schuman contributed to this report.