CALENDAR FOR AMERICA 2009

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POC/RICK HAUPT/CDR/DIRECTOR NAVCO/LOC: MILLINGTON, TN/TEL: 901-874-
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RMKS/1. THIS MESSAGE ANNOUNCES THE 2009 CALENDAR FOR AMERICA (CFA), 
LISTING THE NAVY'S LARGE-SCALE CONUS OUTREACH EVENTS FOR THE COMING 
YEAR. EVENTS INCLUDE NAVY WEEKS, FLEET WEEKS, DIVERSITY EVENTS, BLUE 
ANGELS AIR SHOWS, SHIP COMMISSIONINGS, AND KEY RECRUITING EVOLUTIONS 
AMONG MANY OTHERS.
2. THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (CNO) HAS A STRONG DESIRE TO TELL THE 
NAVY STORY TO AMERICA AND HAS DIRECTED A MORE STRATEGIC APPROACH TO THE
DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY OF THAT MESSAGE. CNO INTENT FOR CFA 2009 IS AS 
FOLLOWS:
A. VISION: EDUCATE AND INFORM KEY AUDIENCES TO ENHANCE PUBLIC AWARENESS 
AND UNDERSTANDING -- ESPECIALLY IN NON-FLEET CONCENTRATION AREAS -- OF 
OUR MISSION AND EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE IN SUPPORT OF OUR NATION AT WAR.
(1) USE TRADITIONAL COMMUNITY RELATIONS TACTICS, AMPLIFIED BY LOCAL AND
REGIONAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT, AUGMENTED BY SOCIAL NETWORKING AND NEWS 
MEDIA.
(2) COORDINATE A SERIES OF ENGAGEMENTS HIGHLIGHTING OUR SAILORS, FLEET
CAPABILITIES, AND PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES.
(3) UTILIZE PUBLIC SPEAKING EVENTS, MUSICAL PERFORMANCES, CAPABILITY
DEMONSTRATIONS, AND CREATIVE MECHANISMS.
(4) REFINE AND EXECUTE A CALENDAR OF NAVY ENGAGEMENTS THAT LEVERAGES
EXISTING COMMUNITY EVENTS, TO OPTIMIZE NAVY PERSONNEL INTERACTION WITH 
CIVILIAN MEDIA AND INFLUENCERS.
(5) INCLUDE SENIOR FLAG LEADERSHIP AMONG ALL ECHELONS OF COMMAND AND 
RANKS OF PERSONNEL.
B. KEY TASKS:
(1) FIRST AND FOREMOST, EDUCATE AMERICANS ABOUT THE MARITIME STRATEGY.
(2) HIGHLIGHT THE COURAGEOUS AND DEDICATED SERVICE OF OUR PERSONNEL. 
DEMONSTRATE NAVY CAPABILITIES USING THE BLUE ANGELS, TACTICAL 
DEMONSTRATIONS, LEAP FROGS, NAVY BANDS, AND MYRIAD RECRUITING ASSETS 
AMONG OTHERS.
(3) CONSIDER SPECIFIC RECRUITING NEEDS, BUT FOCUS BROADLY ON EDUCATING 
AND INFORMING THE U.S. PUBLIC AT LARGE.
(4) DIVERSITY THEMES SHALL BE KEY IN OUR MESSAGE.
(5) EMPHASIZE SHIPS' NAMESAKE CONNECTIONS, SAILORS' HOMETOWN TIES, 
CULTURAL UNIQUENESS AND INDUSTRIAL INTERESTS AS WELL AS OTHER LOCAL 
MARKET UNIQUENESS.
C. NAVY WEEK EMPHASIS: CNO IS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE NAVY WEEK 
PROGRAM. NAVY WEEKS, OUR FLAGSHIP MIDDLE-AMERICA OUTREACH ACTIVITY IS 
LED BY CHINFO'S NAVY OFFICE OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH (NAVCO) IN 
PARTNERSHIP WITH NAVY RECRUITING DISTRICTS. CNO HAS ASKED MORE SENIOR 
FLAG LEADERSHIP TO ENGAGE. ACCORDINGLY, THIS EFFORT WILL REQUIRE 
INCREASED SUPPORT FROM THE FLEET IN TERMS OF LEADERS
TO SEA VISITS (SUB, SURFACE, AND CARRIER) AND EXPANDED HOMETOWN NEWS
COVERAGE FROM FORWARD DEPLOYED SHIPS AND UNITS, AS WELL AS INCREASED 
NAMESAKE SHIP VISITS TO NAVY WEEK CITIES. NAVY WEEK RELATIONSHIPS WILL 
PROVIDE INCREASINGLY STEADY-STATE AND CONSISTENT ENGAGEMENT THROUGHOUT 
THE YEAR. THE NAVY WEEK 2009 PROGRAM EMBRACES THE EXPEDITIONARY MINDSET, 
WITH NEARLY 50 PERCENT OF THE NAVY WEEK SCHEDULE BEING IN FIRST-EVER 
NAVY WEEK LOCATIONS. ALL WILL EMPHASIZE KEY THEMES SUCH AS MARITIME 
STRATEGY, SELFLESS SERVICE, AND DIVERSITY.
3. LARGE-SCALE OUTREACH EVENTS ARE SCHEDULED AS FOLLOWS (READ IN FOUR
COLUMNS):
CITY     		EVENT     			DATE  	     (NOTES) 

PHOENIX, AZ		LEAP FROGS JUMP	       MAR 7-14         (6)
PHOENIX, AZ		SEAL FITNESS CHALLENGE	 MAR 14           (11)
NAF EL CENTRO, CA	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	 MAR 14           (9)
PUNTA GORDA, FL	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	 MAR 21-22        (9)
LAS VEGAS, NV     NATL SOCIETY OF BLACK    MAR 25-29        (7) 

			ENGINEERS (NSBE)
TYNDALL AFB, FL	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	MAR 28-29         (9)
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA LEAP FROGS JUMP		MAR 31-APR 2      (6)
TUSCALOOSA, AL	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	APR 4-5           (9)
PHILADELPHIA, PA	LEAP FROGS JUMP		APR 6-10          (6)
NAS CORPUS CHRISTI, TX	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW  APR 18-19     (9)
DES MOINES, IA	NAVY WEEK			APR 20-26         (1)
ST. LOUIS, MO	NAVY WEEK			APR 20-27         (1,6,7)
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AFB, NC	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW  APR 25-26     (9)
PORT EVERGLADES, FL  FLEET WEEK		APR 27-MAY 2      (2)
SAN DIEGO, CA    	ASSN OF NAVAL SVCS OFFICERS  APR 28-MAY 2 (7) 

			(ANSO)
NEW ORLEANS, LA  	LEAP FROGS JUMP		APR 30-MAY 3      (6)
CHARLESTON, SC	USS TRUXTUN (DDG 103)	APR 25            (8) 

			COMMISSIONING
NAS NEW ORLEANS, LA  BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	MAY 2-3           (9)
DALLAS, TX		LEAP FROGS JUMP		MAY 4-9           (6)
DENVER, CO		NAVY WEEK			MAY 4-10          (1)
DALLAS, TX		SEAL FITNESS CHALLENGE	MAY 9             (11)
SPOKANE, WA		NAVY WEEK			MAY 11-18         (1)
HOUSTON, TX		FED ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN  MAY 11-15     (7) 

			COUNCIL (FAPAC)
BALTIMORE, MD	LEAP FROGS JUMP		MAY 15-16         (6)
MCAS BEAUFORT, SC	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW 	MAY 16-17         (9)
NEW YORK CITY, NY	FLEET WEEK			MAY 19-27         (3)
ANNAPOLIS, MD	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	MAY 20 and 22     (9)
PAX RIVER, MD	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	MAY 23-24         (9)
JANESVILLE, WI	NAVY WEEK			MAY 24-31         (1)
ROCHESTER, NY	NAVY WEEK			MAY 25-31         (1,6)
JANESVILLE, WI	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	MAY 30-31         (9)
TBD 			USS INDEPENDENCE (LCS 2) JUN              (8) 

			COMMISSIONING
SAN DIEGO, CA	SOC OF AM INDIAN GOVT	JUN 1-5           (7) 

			EMPLOYEES (SAIGE)
CHATTANOOGA, TN	NAVY WEEK			JUN 5-13          (1)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW 	JUN 6-7           (9)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK	NAVY WEEK			JUN 12-20         (1)
DENVER, CO		BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	JUN 13-14         (9)
PITTSBURGH, PA	NAVY WEEK			JUN 14-21         (1,6)
PITTSBURGH, PA	LEAP FROGS JUMP		JUN 15-21         (6)
WASHINGTON, DC	WOMENS LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM	JUN 18-19   (7) 

 			(SSLA)
PITTSBURGH, PA	SEAL FITNESS CHALLENGE	JUN 20            (11)
PITTSBURGH, PA	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	JUN 20-21         (9)
GRAND FORKS, ND	LEAP FROGS JUMP		JUN 26-28         (6)
NORTH KINGSTON, RI  BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	JUN 27-28         (9)
BOSTON, MA		NAVY WEEK			JUN 30-JUL 6      (1)
BINGHAMPTON, NY	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW 	JUL 4-5           (9)
DETROIT, MI		BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	JUL 11-12         (9)
NEW YORK CITY, NY  NAACP CONVENTION		JUL 11-17         (7)
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA LEAP FROGS JUMP		JUL 17-18         (6)
PENSACOLA, FL	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	JUL 18            (9)
HOUSTON, TX		NAT'L NAVAL OFF ASS'N CONF  JUL 20-24      (7) 

			(NNOA)
SIOUX FALLS, SD	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	JUL 25-26         (9)
SEATTLE, WA		SEAFAIR			JUL 25-AUG 2      (7)
SEATTLE, WA		LEAP FROGS JUMP		JUL 31-AUG 2      (6)
SEATTLE, WA		BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW 	AUG 1-2           (9)
SALINAS, CA		NAVY WEEK			AUG 2-9           (1)
SEATTLE, WA		LEAP FROGS JUMP		AUG 3-9           (6)
SEATTLE, WA		SEAL FITNESS CHALLENGE	AUG 8             (11)
SALINAS, CA		BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	AUG 8-9           (9)
CHICAGO, IL		LEAP FROGS JUMP		AUG 13-16         (6)
SAN DIEGO, CA	LEAP FROGS JUMP		AUG 15            (6)
FARGO, ND		BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW 	AUG 22-23         (9)
OMAHA, NE		NAVY WEEK			AUG 23-30         (1)
OFFUTT AFB, OMAHA NE  BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW  AUG 29-30       (9)
COLUMBUS, OHIO	NAVY WEEK			AUG 31-SEP 6      (1,6)
SAN DIEGO, CA	USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8)  SEP             (8) 

			COMMISSIONING
NEW YORK, NY	USS NEW YORK (LPD 21)	SEP               (8) 

			COMMISSIONING
TBD	 		USS DEWEY (DDG 105)	SEP               (8) 

			COMMISSIONING
KNOXVILLE, TN	NAVY WEEK			SEP 1-7           (1)
YORK, PA		NAVY WEEK			SEP 4-13          (1)
TORONTO, CANADA	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	SEP 5-6           (9)
NAS FALLON, NV	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	SEP 11            (9)
DETROIT, MI		LEAP FROGS JUMP		SEP 13-20         (6)
RENO, NV		NAVY WEEK			SEP 14-20         (1)
RENO, NV		BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	SEP 19-20         (9)
DETROIT, MI		SEAL FITNESS CHALLENGE	SEP 19            (11)
REDDING, CA		BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	SEP 26-27         (9)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA	FLEET WEEK	 		OCT               (5)
SAN DIEGO, CA	FLEET WEEK			OCT               (5)
PHILADELPHIA, PA	USS WAYNE E. MEYER (DDG 108)	OCT         (8) 

			COMMISSIONING
MCAS MIRAMAR, CA	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	OCT 2-4           (9)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM	NAVY WEEK			OCT 3-11          (1,7)
GREENVILLE, SC	NAVY WEEK			OCT 5-11          (1)
HAMPTON, VA		FLEET WEEK			OCT 7-13          (3)
KAILUA KONA, HI	LEAP FROGS JUMP		OCT 7-12(6)
LONG BEACH, CA	HISPANIC ENG NAT'L ACH AWARDS	OCT 8-11    (7)
			(HENAAC)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	OCT 10-11         (9)
OAHU ISLAND, HI	LEAP FROGS JUMP		OCT 13-15         (6)
LONG BEACH, CA	SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENG'RS CONF OCT 15-17    (7) 

			(SWE)
KANEOHE, HI		LEAP FROGS JUMP		OCT 16-18         (6)
NAS OCEANA, VA	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	OCT 17-18         (9)
FT. WORTH, TX	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	OCT 24-25         (9)
HOUSTON, TX 	NAVY WEEK 			OCT 24-NOV 1      (1)
KITTERY, ME	  	USS NEW HAMPSHIRE (SSN 778)	OCT 25      (8) 

			COMMISSIONING
WASHINGTON, DC	SOC OF HISPANIC PROF ENG'RS  OCT 28-NOV 1 (7) 

			(SHPE)
LAS VEGAS, NV	SOC OF MEXICAN AM ENGRS AND	OCT 29-31   (7) 

			SCTS (MAES)
HOUSTON, TX	      BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	OCT 31-NOV 1     (9)
FT. PIERCE, FL	LEAP FROGS JUMP		NOV 6-7          (6)
JACKSONVILLE, FL	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	NOV 7-8          (9)
NAS PENSACOLA, FL	BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW	NOV 14-15        (9)
NEW ORLEANS, LA	NAVY WEEK			NOV              (1,7)
PHILADELPHIA, PA	LEAP FROGS JUMP 		DEC 12           (6) 

4. NOTES. CALENDAR EVENTS ARE IN A CONSTANT STATE OF REFINEMENT. SOME 
MAY CHANGE AS WE MOVE THROUGH 2009. ADDITIONAL STAKEHOLDER LARGE-SCALE 
EVENTS NOT YET SCHEDULED AND/OR CONFIRMED (SUCH AS TACDEMO PERFORMANCES) 
WILL BE PUBLISHED BY THOSE SPECIFIC SPONSORING STAKEHOLDERS SEPCOR. 
MODIFICATIONS TO INFO IN PARA (3) WILL BE NOTED AT WWW.NAVY.MIL/NAVCO. 
CONTACT COGNIZANT STAKEHOLDERS FOR SMALLER-SCALE EVENTS AND DETAILS. 
LEAD ACTION OFFICES FOR THE EVENTS ABOVE IN PARA (3) ARE AS FOLLOWS:
(1) NAVY WEEK, NAVY OFFICE OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH, (901) 874-7049.
(2) FLEET WEEK, COMMANDER, NAVY REGION SOUTHEAST, (904) 542-2745.
(3) FLEET WEEK, COMMANDER, NAVY REGION MID-ATLANTIC, (757) 322-2853.
(4) FLEET WEEK, COMMANDER, NAVY REGION NORTHWEST, (360) 396-1630.
(5) FLEET WEEK, COMMANDER, NAVY REGION SOUTHWEST, (619) 532-1430.
(6) NAVY PARACHUTE TEAM (LEAP FROGS), (619) 206-0054.
(7) CNP DIVERSITY (N134), (703) 695-0820.
(8) SHIP OR SUBMARINE COMMISSIONING, COMMANDER, NAVAL SURFACE FORCES,
(619) 437-2735, OR COMMANDER, SUBMARINE FORCE, U.S. ATLANTIC FLEET,
(757) 836-1650.
(9) BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW, (850) 452-2583.
(10) NAVAL TACTICAL AVIATION DEMONSTRATIONS (TACDEMO), (619) 545-4337.
(11) SEAL FITNESS CHALLENGE, NAVY RECRUITING COMMAND, (901) 874-9468.
5. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CFA 2009, CONTACT CDR RICK HAUPT AT THE NAVY
OFFICE OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH, RICHARD.HAUPT@NAVY.MIL, 901-874-7049 (DSN 
882)OR VISIT WWW.NAVY.MIL/NAVCO.
6. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL J. C. HARVEY JR., DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//
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