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.