Shelton resident US Navy musician plays flute at special naval event

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US Navy Musician 3rd Class Rachael Dobosz, who is from Shelton, Connecticut, and who is assigned to the Navy Band Great Lakes from the Navy Office of Community Outreach, NAVCO, recently plays the flute, while performing at the Minneapolis Veterans Hospital during the recent Minneapolis Navy Week. The week was from September 26 to October 2. Dobosz, left, is shown with other musicians at the Minneapolis Veterans Hospital during Navy Week.

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U.S. Navy Musician 3rd Class Rachael Dobosz from Shelton, who is assigned to the Navy Band Great Lakes of the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO), recently played the flute during a performance at the Veterans Hospital from Minneapolis during the recent Minneapolis Navy Week earlier this month.

Navy Week focuses a variety of outreach assets, equipment and personnel in one city for a series of week-long events. Over the course of a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are held in conjunction with business, civic, government, educational, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations across the city. .


The Navy Band’s Great Lakes Ceremonial Performance Group also provides musical support for military and public engagements in an 11-state area of ​​responsibility, including all or part of: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota , Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The participating musicians carry out more than 550 missions per year supporting military ceremonies, student education and public performances.

With more than 90 percent of all trade flowing by sea and 95 percent of the world’s international telephone and Internet traffic passing through fiber-optic cables lying on the ocean floor, Navy officials continue to stress that the prosperity and security of the United States is directly linked to a strong and ready Navy.

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