Fleet Week to Return to NYC in May
Fleet Week, a victim of sequester budget cuts in 2013, will is back on for May.
Started in 1984, organizers call Fleet Week New York’s “celebration of sea service” with the chance for the public to meet personnel and tour a number of ships. Scheduled events open to the public will include military band concerts, exhibits and military demonstrations and the opportunity to board participating ships.
The landing ship USS Oak Hill, the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole will be anchored on the Hudson for Fleet Week as will the US Coast Guard ships Katherine Walker (WLM 552), known as the “Keeper of New York Harbor” from Bayonne and cutter Campbell from Portsmouth, N.H.
Military personnel will also participate in community projects including helping Habitat for Humanity with Sandy reconstruction projects and volunteering with Meals on Wheels and the Salvation Army according to the Staten Island Advance.
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- Staten Island will celebrate the country’s naval services with the return of Fleet Week May 21-27 / Staten Island Advance