Update: schedule of events as Birmingham hosts Navy Week, April 9-15

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Birmingham, AL is one of 14 US cities to host the Navy. Last month we wrote about Navy Week, April 9-15. Check out the events, festivities and visit sites. Take in a Barons game, visit the McWane Center, stop by Vulcan Park and Museum and support our US sailors!

Vulcan Park and Museum

Monday, April 9, 10:00 am
Navy sailors will visit the park and museum as part of Birmingham’s Navy Week festivities.
Navy Band Concert at Railroad Park

Mayor Randall Woodfin will parachute into Railroad Park on Monday, April 9 at 4:40 pm with the Navy Leap Frogs!

Monday, April 9, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Navy Band Southeast’s Brass Quintet will perform a free concert before the Leap Frogs parachute demonstration into Railroad Park Monday afternoon.
Navy Band Concert at Pell City Veterans Home
Tuesday, April 10, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
7054 Veterans Pkwy, Pell City, AL  (map)
Navy Band Southeast’s Brass Quintet will perform a concert at the Colonel Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home.
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Navy Band. Via: US Navy 
Birmingham City Council meeting

Mayor Woodfin will present a proclamation to Navy officials at the start of the Birmingham City Council meeting,
Tuesday, April 10
9:30 a.m.

Navy Night at the Birmingham Barons Game
Wednesday, April 11, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Regions Field (14th St & 1st Ave S), Birmingham, (map)
The Birmingham Barons will host the United States Navy for a Navy Night as part of Birmingham Navy Week.
Events will include a performance by the Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, Sailors from USS Alabama, USS Constitution, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team, Navy Operational Support Center Bessemer, Navy Recruiting District Atlanta and entertainment by Navy Band Southeast.
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 Navy Day at the McWane Science Center
Thursday, April 12, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
McWane Science Center, 3117, 200 19th St N, Birmingham (map)
McWane Science Center will host the United States Navy for a Navy Day and STEM event as part of Birmingham Navy Week.
Participants include the Navy Oceanography and Meteorology Command, USS Alabama, USS Constitution, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Teams, Navy Band Southeast and the United States Naval Academy.
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 Navy Band Concert at the Birmingham Barons Game
Thursday, April 12, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Regions Field (14th St & 1st Ave S), Birmingham, (map)
Navy Band Southeast’s Rock Ensemble will perform a free concert as part of “Thirsty Thursdays” at the Birmingham Barons game.
Want to learn more about the Navy? Here’s your chance! Want to honor and support our armed forces and hear more about our national security? Now’s your opportunity!


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Navy jets. Via: The US Navy

Birmingham Navy Week, Apr. 9-15, 2018, will coincide with the Blue Angels air show in Tuscaloosa.

Since 2005, the Navy Week program has served as the main way this branch of the service has reached out to parts of the country that don’t have a strong Navy presence.

The program is designed to help Americans understand that their Navy is deployed around the world, around the clock, ready to defend America at all times. Linda Rojas, NAVCO’s director.

Birmingham and 13 other US cities were chosen for a variety of reasons including Navy knowledge and awareness, Navy recruiting data, demographic information and namesake ties of ships and submarines.

In fact, sailors assigned to the USS Alabama will be some of the star visitors to Birmingham!

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Birmingham one of 14 US cities to host Navy Week, April 9-15. Via: US Navy Outreach

“Navy Weeks allow us to showcase the sons and daughters of America who serve in today’s Navy. We focus on sharing in communities across the U.S. who often have little to no contact with Sailors,” said Cmdr. Linda Rojas, NAVCO’s director.

“We’ve found that these exchanges have gone a long way for raising awareness of the Navy and establishing and maintaining relationships with the people we serve.” Rojas.



Navy sailors will converge on the Magic City from all over the country to take part in exciting activities; meetings, educational sessions, demonstrations and entertainment.

Being chosen as one of 14 US cities is another opportunity to show off our town while honoring the US Navy. Plan to come out and show your support! 

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