From August 21st to the 27th, Sailors from the oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution, will be helping celebrate Navy Week, while sharing a bit of American history with civilians.

Navy Awareness is the main objective behind the Navy Week program, particularly for those citizens without direct access to our country's naval presence in their hometowns or regions. For the Constitution's Sailors, this will mark their sixth Navy Week participation across the continental U.S.

"Bringing the history of Constitution and the Navy to the people of the United States is one of our primary missions." The frigate's 74th Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Robert S. Gerosa, Jr. told Navy Public Affairs. "It gives people an opportunity not only to hear about the history of Old Ironsides, but also meet and interact with Sailors from their Navy."

The Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity and the Portland Sea Dogs games are only a few of the organizations and events the Sailors will be involved with over the seven days of festivities in Portland, Maine.

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