Online Program
Aug 05, 2020 12:00 PM
Naval Operations Underway with RADM James Aiken
Online Program

During what would normally be Seafair Fleet Week, RADM James Aiken, Commander of Carrier Strike Group 3 at Naval Base Kitsap, joins us to share updates on the Navy’s COVID-19 response, and ongoing work at sea during a global pandemic. We’ll hear updates on efforts to keep sailors healthy onboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, as well as the USS Gridley, stationed in Everett. To support freedoms of navigation of all nations to fly, sail, and operate as international law allows, the U.S. Navy has built a force of unmatched flexibility, endurance, maneuverability, and strength.

Rear Admiral James Aiken was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) at Pennsylvania State University. He commanded USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) and Destroyer Squadron 60/Task Force 65.  As a flag officer, he served as Deputy Director of Resources and Acquisition, Joint Staff, J8.  Additionally, he has served on multiple other ships and staffs during his tenure in the Navy.

Plus, don’t miss our short program featuring Eric Corning, fellow Rotarian and President and CEO of Seafair who will share how the classic summer festival has shifted the fun online this year. Be sure to check their website for virtual Fleet Week tours and demonstrations going on this week, and join the fun on Wednesday by flying your own Blue Angels (paper) airplane at our meeting!

Virtual Seafair Activities
Virtual Fleet Week Activities
Build-your-own Navy Blue Angels Airplane

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