1308 Supports Navy Days / Fleet Week 2010

1308 Supports Navy Days / Fleet Week 2010

1308 Productions was recruited to volunteer to help welcome and honor the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Gary Roughead, as part of Navy Days / Fleet Week 2010 at Port Everglades. 1308 proudly and enthusiastically joined the effort to salute, thank, and entertain the CNO and all of our men and women in uniform serving on the Iwo-Jima and the fleet that came into port.

On April 30, 2010 the event was held on the hangar deck of the tremendous USS Iwo Jima, with over 1,500 VIPs, high ranking military officers, and leaders of the South Florida business and civic community. Providing music, entertainment, and event support, 1308 helped to produce an event that will long be remembered.  1308 presented Atlantic Records Artist Carole Taran Lee to sing the National Anthem, the MBSHS Drum Corps under the direction of Capt. Kevin Simon (Civil Air Patrol), and the MBSHS Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Doug Burris.

The CNO, Admiral Roughead, gave an inspiring speech and the theme of the entire program was the opportunity to welcome and thank America’s military personnel for their service and sacrifice. Included in the audience were veterans of the battle for Iwo Jima in World War II and a member of the original Tuskeegee Airmen. Fleet Week, under the leadership of Chairman Joe Millsaps, was a great success and the sailors, marines and members of other services are already looking forward to visiting South Florida once again in the future. Check out these web sites:

CNO Admiral Gary Roughead: http://www.navy.mil/cno/index.asp

USS Iwo-Jima: http://www.iwo-jima.navy.mil/default.aspx

Broward Navy Days: http://browardnavydaysinc.org