Submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) Blue Crew, Capt. Gabriel Anseeuw, poses with members of his crew and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 while volunteering at Feeding Tampa Bay for Tampa Navy Week 2022. Navy Week is an annual series of events held throughout the year in various U.S. cities without a significant Navy presence to provide an opportunity for citizens to interact with Sailors and learn about the Navy and its capabilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gabriel B. Kotico/Released)
USS Florida Sailors Bring Sunshine to Tampa Navy Week
KINGS BAY, Ga. — Sailors from the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) recently participated in Tampa Navy Week.
The six Sailors from Florida’s Blue Crew, homeported at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, participated in various events throughout the week which included a bay cleanup at Gandy Beach and a food-packing event at Feeding Tampa Bay. This is the first Navy Week held in Tampa since 2018.
Machinist’s Mate (Auxiliary) 3rd Class Yesenia Garcia said showing communities the opportunities the military provides is an important part of Navy Week.
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With more than 90 percent of all trade traveling by sea, and 95 percent of the world’s international phone and internet traffic carried through fiber optic cables lying on the ocean floor, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity and security of the United States is directly linked to a strong and ready Navy.
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