Fleet Week New York City 2017 is underway!
The city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services began May 24 when USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), USS Lassen (DDG 82), USS Monterey (CG 61), USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and USS Zephyr (PC 8) arrived as part of Fleet Week’s Parade of Ships.
During its arrival, USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) rendered a seven-gun salute with Fort Hamilton, with Fort Hamilton providing a 15-gun salute in return.
In addition to public visitation of participating ships, there are numerous exhibits, military band concerts, and aviation demonstrations throughout the week showcasing the skilled expertise of dedicated sea service members.
The theme for this year is “Celebrating the Sea Services and Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Seabees.” For 75 years, members of the Naval Construction Forces, known as the Seabees, have repeatedly demonstrated their skills as fighters and builders, and while doing so, they have built and fought for freedom both in peace and in war time. The Seabees continue to play a crucial role in supporting the fleet while carrying out the Navy’s maritime strategy.
That’s it for #FleetWeekNYC 2017’s first day following this morning’s Parade of Ships when #USSKearsarge arrived with #USSLassen, #USSMonterey, #USSSanJacinto and #USSZephy. Stay tuned for day 2 here and on our Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat accounts to celebrate the sea services and thank our Seabees for 75 years of building and fighting! #CG56 #CG61 #DDG82 #GoNavy #InstaNavy #LHD3 #LifeAtSea #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife #PC8 @DeptOfDefense @Marines @USCGa
http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2017/05/24/fleet-week-new-york-city-2017/ Jason Kelly