navy week


Madison Navy Week is coming to Madison (virtually) July 13 – 17. What’s a Navy Week? It’s an opportunity for the United States Navy to share its story with parts of the country that don’t have a large Navy presence. There are a variety of virtual events our community can enjoy – including some created just for the Dane County Fair! Learn the history of the USS Wisconsin, tour the historic USS Constitution, chat with sailors from Wisconsin currently serving, learn how to pack a parachute from a Navy Leap Frog and more! For the schedule and access to recorded content available throughout Madison Navy Week, visit the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) website or access the events by following the NAVCO Facebook page (#NavyWeek).


Click the link below to view the video or activity (links will be posted as they become available).


09:30am - USS Wisconsin Tours (includes a shoutout to the Dane County Fair!) 

01:00pm - Navy Week - Madison NOSC

Video greetings from local sailors and a tour of the Madison NOSC.

07:00pm - Navy Week - Navy Band Great Lakes Performance & Meet and Greet Navy Band Great Lakes


01:00pm - Navy Week - STEM Demonstration & Interview 

Ever wonder who uses that math you learned in high school? The Navy does! Hear Midshipman2/c Mitchell Jorgensen, US Naval Academy Class of 2022, from Madison, WI, share a math and STEM demonstration.

02:00pm - Navy Week - USS Dewey Virtual Tour

04:00pm - Navy Week - Predicting the Weather - Meteorology class

If you think predicting the weather on land is difficult, imagine predicting the weather at sea! Learn how the Meteorology and Oceanography Command keep our ships, sailors and others safe at sea from AG1 Ryan Thuecks, a Wisconsin native.


03:00pm - Navy Week - "How to Pack a Parachute" - Navy Leap Frog  Demo

If you plan on jumping out of a plane, make sure you (correctly) pack your parachute. Learn from one of the Navy's elite jumpers - the Leap Frogs - all the steps to pack your parachute.

04:00pm - Navy Week - Under Pressure with a Navy Dive Master

Dive with us! Learn about diving the depths of the oceans with Wisconsin native NDC Chad Harris, a Navy diver with the one of the Navy’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Units!

06:00pm - Local Sailors Interview

Hear about the life of a Navy flight surgeon from Lt. Cmdr. Brian Dougherty – a native of Milwaukee.


04:00pm Navy Week - Cooking Demo

Watch Mr. Tom Frezza prepare a Wisconsin Fish Fry in his "Cooking with Tom" watch party with AG2 Andrew Weidner from Racine, WI.