Dayton Navy Week

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – It is Navy Week in the Miami Valley, and about a dozen other U.S. cities. as well. It is to spread the story of the U.S. Navy, its accomplishments, and promote recruitment.

“We choose Navy Weeks that are at some distance from our Naval concentrations,” said Captain Rees Lee, commanding officer of the Naval Medical Research Unit in Dayton.

He said this area is great because of our high education and population density rates.

“We need smart people, and good people,” he said. “Come join our Navy family.”

Captain Lee said aside from service to our nation, one of the best parts about being in the Navy are the memories made. “Swapping sea stories,” he said, describing a recent encounter with an older veteran.

Dayton Navy Week continues June 16 with a Navy Band performance at Courthouse Square, Navy Night on the River, and USS Constitution Sailor presentations.

Captain Lee said their senior officer will also be one of the co-chairs of the parade for the Vectren Dayton Air Show. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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