ABQ Navy Week Updates & Media Page

Albuquerque #NavyWeek September 12-18, 2016

Navy Week is here! This page has links to press releases, flyers, articles and other resources regarding Navy Week.  Veteran Service Organizations and other interested parties are invited to share this information widely and use the official hashtag: #NavyWeek. The official Navy Week Albuquerque public calendar is here.

Press Releases

9/9/2016 The Duke City Hosts America's Navy During Albuquerque Navy Week
9/9/2016 Navy Week ABQ Begins Monday
9/9/2016 Navy Medicine Heads to Albuquerque Navy Week

Key Events to publicize and attend*

Saturday, 9/10/2016
8:30 a.m. Navy Band NW, NM State Fair Parade (more infoflyer)

Sunday, 9/11/2016
1:00 p.m.  Navy Band NW Popular Music Group, Old Town Gazebo (more info
3:00 p.m.  Navy Band Woodwind Trio "Trident Winds", National Nuclear Museum (flyer)  

Monday, 9/12/2016
10:30 a.m. Kick Off Ceremony, NM Veterans Memorial (more info)
12:00 p.m. Rotary Club of Albuquerque Luncheon, Hotel Albuquerque (more info)
6:00 p.m.  Navy Band NW Popular Music Group, Pavilion Stage, NM State Fair (more info)

Tuesday, 9/13/2016
11:00 a.m. Military/Veterans Appreciation Ceremony, NM State Fair, Pavilion Stage (more info)
5:00 p.m. Proclamation Presentation, Bernalillo County Commission Meeting (more info)
6:30 p.m. Navy Band NW Popular Music Group, Pavilion Stage, NM State Fair (more info)

Wednesday, 9/14/2016
11:00 a.m. Navy Band Concert, Canteen Courtyard, VA Medical Center (more info, flyer)
11:00 a.m. Navy Divers set up at seal pool at BioPark Zoo
12:00 p.m. Navy Band Concert at UNM Plaza (more info, flyer)
2:00 p.m. Navy Week Event at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (more info)
6:30 p.m. Navy League New Mexico Council Dinner, El Pinto (more info)

Saturday, 9/17/2016
11:30 a.m. - Navy Band Brass Quartet, National Nuclear Museum (more info, flyer)
12:30 p.m. - Leapfrogs U.S. Navy Parachute Team jump into The Downs, ABQ.

* News reporters & editors click here.

VSO/MEDIA Resources


Media & VSO Contact:
Floyd E. Vasquez Jr., In City Planner (505-980-1028)


Navy Week, naturalization ceremony to highlight Military and Veterans Day at the State Fair, Ruidoso News, 9/1/2016

Dropping Anchor, by Glen Rosales, Albuquerque Journal

Jumping from a plane high above Albuquerque, 10 members of the U.S. Navy’s SEALs team known as the Leap Frogs will plummet downward Saturday, Sept. 17, before popping their chutes and gliding safely and majestically to the infield of the Albuquerque Downs racetrack, kicking off the New Mexico State Fair’s horse racing for the day. Read more...

This week Navy Week Lead Planner Lt. Jason Fischer appeared on Calling All Veterans with Chuck Z on KVSF 101.5 The Voice of Santa Fe.  The program airs live weekly on Tuesdays from 12-1 and episodes are made available for On Demand listening.  Click here to listen to the show.  The Navy Week interview begins at 25 minutes in.  Thank you Chuck Z! 

See also: Vox Optima Veterans Services