Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week
Mississippi’s bicentennial weekend also marked the beginning of Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week. That celebration continues through Saturday.
The purpose of this week is to share the Navy’s story with people in the community and raise awareness of the Navy, its mission and its people.
To help do that, multiple events are scheduled throughout the week including jumps from the Navy parachute team The Leapfrogs and displays of underwater drones. Seabee Base Commanding Officer Captain Cheryl Hansen said, “We have lots of Navy leadership, senior Navy leadership, who is coming down to the Coast. They’ll be engaged with local schools, with some civic organizations, with local leadership out visiting and just really strengthening our partnership along the Coast because the Coast really supports us and we really appreciate that and we want them to know how much we appreciate it.”
Tomorrow, the Leapfrogs will jump into Popp’s Ferry Elementary and Biloxi High School. Harrison County students will get to feel what it’s like to pilot a high-speed assault craft down a river to rescue a team of Navy Seals from enemy territory in a high-tech, virtual reality experience.
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