WDIV: Navy Week Detroit Kicks Off at Gleaners

Originally posted on Click On Detroit

Detroit is celebrating Navy Week for the first time since 2015, with events leading up to the Thunder Over Michigan Airshow.

Musical events performed by the Navy Band Great Lakes will take place all over Metro Detroit, with the finale being the Thunder Over Michigan Airshow that is happening in Ypsilanti this weekend. The Thunder Over Michigan Airshow will include demonstrations from The Blue Angels and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron.

“What we’re looking to do is bring sailors across the fleet to really come in and do a week-long worth of community service engagements, community outreach engagements, as well as some public demonstration,” said Navy Week planner Andrew Johnson.

Also, during the week, Sailors will be participating in community events and volunteering with nonprofits like Gleaners Food Bank, Forgotten Harvest and Habitat for Humanity Detroit.

WDIV spoke with Mollie Allard, Agency Relations Manager at Gleaners, as members of the U.S. Navy volunteered at the Mercado Food Hub. Watch the full video here!