Dallas ‘Navy Week’ Cancelled, Nobody Notices

I would not have known there was a Navy Week in Dallas until I received an email this morning canceling it. The Navy Office of Community Relations blames sequestration cuts.

What is a Navy Week? Glad you asked. “Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans living throughout the country the investment they have made in their Navy, and its role in preserving security and prosperity.” In other words, they are PR blitzes in certain key Congressional districts to keep the pressure on for more spending on the Navy.

All of which leads me to believe this sequestration thing is working out nicely. Maybe the Navy can use the money saved for more cool gizmos like this. You know, stuff that actually protects us.


  • Kk.

    Fleet week in San francisco is what I think of as Navy week, and it is bada$$. Part of the pacific fleet sails in to San Francisco bay under the golden gate – destroyers, air craft carrier. The blue angels fly thru the steers of the city – lower than the buildings, they come in under the golden gate and put on an amazing show. Other fighter planes take off and land on the carrier – right there in the bay. The ships unload and the city is crawling with navy men & women. I think it’s the first weekend in October, we’ve been several times.
    So. What would the navy do in Dallas then for Navy week?

  • Kk.

    Wow, it’s canceled too, Blue Angels are grounded http://www.fleetweek.us/ THAT will be noticed. People book bayview rooms a year in advance for it.