With the arrival of Fleet Week comes an array of events that not only gives New Yorkers a first hand-look at the equipment used by our service members, but also gives us a chance to meet them.
Hundreds of Marines who are here for Fleet Week are taking part in Marine Day in Battery Park. Marines demonstrated weaponry, held pull-up competitions and posed for pictures with the public.
A 22-year-old Marine visiting Manhattan for the first time was struck and killed by a car while crossing 12th Avenue.
As sailors descend upon New York City for the 24th annual Fleet Week event, two Long Island veterans were recognized in an emotional tribute in Farmingdale.
The USS New York, which includes 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the collapsed World Trade Center, steamed into her namesake’s harbor Wednesday as Navy ships and Coast Guard cutters dropped anchor for Fleet Week.
Approximately 3,000 Navy sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are back in New York City for this year’s event. Here are some of the week’s highlights.
Al is both excited and concerned that it’s Fleet Week here in New York. With that in mind, he put together a couple “Fleet Week Tips” to help everyone navigate through the event.
Whether you’re looking to meet a soldier visiting for Fleet Week, or one of New York’s own finest or bravest, we’ve narrowed down the bars and pubs for you.