By Stacey Byington, Commander, Navy Region Mid Atlantic Public Affairs
Thousands of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate in the 21st anniversary of Fleet Week New York, which will take place May 21 - 28. Hosted nearly every year since 1984, Fleet Week New York is the city's celebration of the sea services. This event also provides an opportunity for the citizens of New York City and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as see, first-hand, the latest capabilities of today's maritime services.
Ships participating in this year's Fleet Week commemoration are the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), guided-missile cruisers USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and USS Monterey (CG 61), and the guided- missile destroyers USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and USS Nitze (DDG 94). Kearsarege, Leyte Gulf, and Nitze are homeported in . The Sullivans is homeported in , Kearsarge and Leyte Gulf will be berthed in ; and , The Sullivans, and Nitze will be berthed at .
In addition to public visitation of participating ships, May 22 – 27, there will be a number of exhibits showing off the technology of the maritime services and the skilled expertise of our service members.