Fleet Week kicks off in NYC
AmNews Staff Reports | 5/22/2019, 8:49 a.m.
Hundreds of military personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Marines are taking a bite of the Big Apple during the 31st annual Fleet Week. Civilians are also getting the opportunity to explore the world of America’s military sea services by touring military vessels and attending air shows and other demonstrations during the Memorial Day weekend.
Kicking off on May 22, Fleet Week continues through May 28. Five U.S. Navy ships, three U.S. Coast Guard cutters, four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats, one Military Sealift Command ship, and two Royal Canadian Navy vessels will participate during 2019 Fleet Week New York.
It is anticipated that approximately 2,600 sailors, marines and coast guardsmen will participate this year. For more information and a full schedule of events for Fleet Week, log onto www.fleetweeknewyork.com.