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Fleet Week


Admiral Philip S. Davidson

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command

The New York Council is a major supporter of Fleet Week. Fleet Week is an annual event in which the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard dock ships deployed in overseas operations in various major cities for one week. The purpose of the event is to generate understanding and support among the public for the sea services and to provide opportunities for crews and embarked marines to meet the citizenry and enjoy a port visit. Once the ships dock, crews enter the city and visit its tourist attractions. Civilians can take guided tours of the ships. 

US Naval vessels have visited New York City in a celebratory manner dating back to the aftermath of the Spanish–American War in 1898, when Commodore Dewey was celebrated as the hero of the battle of Manila Bay. However, the first official Fleet Week began in New York City in 1982 and is generally timed to coincide with the Memorial Day holiday weekend. 

During Fleet Week 2015 The New York Council hosted an Officer’s Reception for 300 guests, a harbor tour for 150 senior enlisted personnel, provided a hero sandwich lunch on board ship to over 400 sailors, marines, and guardsman and arranged VIP ship tours aboard visiting ships. A special presentation was also made to the Commanding Officer of the USS Barry (DDG-52), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, one of ships that visited New York that week. An autographed copy of the award winning book John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail and a cash contribution to the ship's Welfare & Recreation Fund was also presented. Commodore Barry was the first Flag officer of the U.S. Navy.

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