It is Fleet Week and Memorial Day Weekend. Remember that it is not just a weekend to open the pool and fire up the grill. When I watch those young men and women, in town for Fleet Week (this year Pelham has the crew from USS New York, a ship forged from the steel from the World Trade Center), march by in the Pelham Memorial Day Parade each year, I get a little teary (and not much makes me cry!!) thinking about what they risk for us. 57 more words
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The time I joined the Navy probably began my Renaissance. I’m definitely proud of my service and feel that at least all men should join. Sure, it may not be for everyone…hell, it wasn’t for me, since I’m a rebel non-conformist, but it’s something I would never take back for the life of me. 448 more words
Around the second week of October San Francisco was buzzing with the excitement of Fleet Week. Known as the largest and most significant event of its kind in the nation, San Francisco Fleet Week takes place annually and consistently attracts millions of visitors to the city. 174 more words
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A USMC Osprey makes a foggy flyby during the rehearsal for this years Fleet Week airshow. The Marines have been operational with the MV-22 since June 2007, gradually replacing the Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight which will be retired by 2019. 30 more words
A weekend filled with boats, planes, & sailors.
Wikipedia’s definition of fleet week (and let’s be honest, ole’ Wikipedia is always right):
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Fleet Week is a United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard tradition in which active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in a variety of major cities for one week.