FWNY 12-10 Ships sail into NewYork City for Fleet Week Celebration by jizhen1947

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      FWNYC 12-10                                 May 22, 2012


         Ships sail into New York City for Fleet Week Celebration

NEW YORK – Twenty-one U.S. and coalition ships will sail into New York City

tomorrow beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sailors will man the rails on warships and man the sails

on tall ships, to kick off the anniversary of Fleet Week New York, a celebration of the

Bicentennial of the War of 1812.

       U.S. Navy ships participating in this year’s Fleet Week commemoration are the

multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), the Ticonderoga-class cruiser

USS San Jacinto (CG 56), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS

Mitscher (DDG 57), USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and USS

Roosevelt (DDG 80).

       USS Wasp and Roosevelt will be docked in Manhattan, piers 90 and 92. All other U.S.

Navy ships will be docked at Sullivan’s Homeport Pier in Staten Island. The U.S. Coast

Guard’s signature ship, Eagle, will be docked at Pier 90 in Manhattan, while additional Coast

Guard cutters and coalition ships, will be docked in Brooklyn at the Port Authority Piers.


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       Twenty-three aircraft including the US Navy Blue Angels and the Canadian Snowbirds

will fly over the ships as they transit the Hudson River.

       CUNY Radio will host a live broadcast of the Parade of Sail and flyover from 11 a.m.

to 1 p.m. Tune into www.cuny.edu/radio to listen to the airshow announcer live.

       Throughout the week servicemembers will participate in parades, aviation

demonstrations and showcase capabilities in numerous parks. They will visit schools, conduct

ship tours, participate in service projects and enjoy time out in town. In all, nearly 6,000

service men and women will arrive aboard the ships to participate in the celebration.

       For a complete schedule of events for the Parade of Sail visit:

http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com/events.html.

       Fleet Week provides an opportunity for citizens to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast

Guardsmen, as well as see, first-hand, the latest capabilities of today's maritime services. In

addition to public visitation of participating ships, there will be a number of exhibits on each

pier highlighting technology of the maritime services and the skilled expertise of our service

members.

       Held nearly every year since 1984, Fleet Week New York is the city's celebration of the

sea services. Fleet Week New York 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. More than 6,000 service

men and women from the U.S. and coalition nations will arrive aboard the ships.

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       This year, Fleet Week New York is one of the signature events around the country

commemorating OpSail 2012, the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled

Banner.

          The commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 is a salute to all

Sailors and Marines who fought gallantly in that conflict, who served in all our nation's

conflicts since then, and who are defending freedom around the world today.

       For more information, visit the official Fleet Week New York City Web site at

www.fleetweeknewyork.com or find "Fleet Week New York" on Facebook.


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